Hello Makan Kakis, Happy New Year!
I ended the year 2022 with every foodie’s nightmare – a frightful bout of stomach flu that left me unable to enjoy the festivities & feasting. Hope your holiday celebrations were much more successful & delicious! Post-festivity overindulgence behind us, here’s the perfect calming way to start the new year – a tummy-soothing bowl of hot, soupy mee hoon kueh comfort! With many thanks to our Foodie Friend & Super Farmer Cynthea Lam for this serendipitous makan recommendation. It’s just what the doctor ordered!
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This is Cynthea’s favourite mee hoon kueh soup, found at the popular food centre in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. For her, it’s the broth that is unforgettable – rich, robust yet not too cloyingly thick, it’s packed with flavour, thanks to the careful simmering of ikan bilis and pork bones to create the perfect surf and turf balance of lip-smacking umami.
You have your choice of noodles, from kway teow to bee hoon, but Cynthea’s go-to is mee hoon kueh, rustic, hand-torn, flat pieces of dough. Another good choice is springy Koka instant noodles which are a great combination with the broth and also available in a “dry” version.
However, for Cynthea, it always has to be the soup version because of the broth that gets absorbed so beautifully, flavours penetrating each chewy, bouncy piece of mee hoon kueh completely! Each lusicous bowl comes with a generous amount of spinach and soft, tender minced pork balls. An egg cracked into the piping hot soup adds more body and flavour to the bowl and is especially enjoyable if you catch it when the yolk is still gooey and runny!
I went all in and added a side of fresh fish slices for $1.50, bringing my order of mee hoon kueh soup to $5.50. By the way, they accept CDC Vouchers here! Crispy ikan bilis and fried shallots garnish the soupy bowl and you can add a little sliced red chilli for extra kick.
Altogether a very satisfying, filling yet soothing meal, Cynthea was right – you’ll find yourself cleaning your bowl and drinking down every drop of the tasty broth!
Li Xiang Fish Soup Noodle
628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-55, Singapore 560628
Open Daily: 11am – 9pm