With Cactuskit and ToothFairy
No. 7’s Bak Chor Mee
Ok, many people know about this two Bak Chor Mees at Fengshan Food Centre. But which one is better? Before we set out to answer that question, another interesting thing of note is that when we talk about Bak Chor Mee, most people refer to the dry version with vinegar, chilli and whether they want liver or not. But somehow when they talk about the Bak Chor Mee here, everyone seems to know that we are referring to the soup version of this dish. It almost seem as if this is the only place to eat Bak Chor Mee soup.
So back to the question of which is better. Both stores have got its fair share of accolades but the inner stall (No. 7) seems to get a longer queue of people. So, is this a case of people simply following the crowd or is No. 7’s Bak Chor Mee really significantly better than No. 8’s?
In true ieatishootipost fashion, we sacrificed our money and calories so that you, dear reader, don’t have to.
Just by looking at the 2 bowls of Bak Chor Mee, one notices that No. 8’s bowl is bigger. However, the contents of the noodles look quite similar. Perhaps No. 8’s has just slightly more minced pork than No. 7’s.
Tastewise, the noodles of both stalls were similar. (I wouldn’t be surprised if they shared the same supplier!). The soup of No. 7 is just slightly more tasty then No. 8 but the difference is so small that unless you ate them side by side, I doubt that you will be able to tell the difference.
So there you have it. The herd mentality works! The stall with the longer queue does have a better bowl of noodles. However, if you asked me, I would just order from whichever stall has the shorter queue on my next visit.
Xing Ji (Inner Stall)
5pm to 1am plus
Seng Hiang (Outer Stall)
5pm to 12.30am Open daily
Fengshan Food Centre
Blk 85 Bedok North Road