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Char Kway Teow remains one of the most popular local dishes for us Makan Kakis, so get ready for a real treat today. Our Foodie Friend Shawn Kishore of The Salted Plum returns with his recommendation, a place he calls one of his all-time breakfast places.
“Char Kway Teow for breakfast?” We hear you say. The answer is YES and you’ll understand once you get a taste of this Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee’s specialty.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee has consistently been making “Best Of” lists for years and rightly so. Shawn says it’s the really high quality dark soya sauce they use that lends the entire fried noodle dish a pleasant sweetness that balances perfectly with the other savoury flavours and the powerful aroma of lard. Kissed with char and smokiness, the wok hei is amazing too.
Most mornings, you’ll find Shawn at the Hong Lim Food Centre stall at 6.30am tucking in to his special order of Char Kway Teow, with $2 of extra see hum (cockles, which he claims have a brininess and texture that cuts through all the richness) and extra chilli for a fiery kick that offsets the savory-sweetness delectably.
Judging from the snaking queues, Shawn’s not the only one who’s there for a super-early morning indulgence. The trick is to get there before 6.45am to avoid the legendary wait. Though this is one Char Kway Teow worth queuing for!
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
531A Upper Cross St, #02-17, S(051531)
Open: Mon – Sat 6am – 3.30pm (Closed Sundays & public holidays)