Battle of the Bak Chor Mees at Fengshan Food Centre

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.

No. 8’s Bak Chor Mee

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.

No. 8’s Bak Chor Mee

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)
No. 7

5pm to 1am plus
Closed Mondays

Seng Hiang (Outer Stall)
No 8

5pm to 12.30am
Open daily
Fengshan Food Centre

Blk 85 Bedok North Road

Xing Ji & Seng Hiang

Blk 85 Bedok North Road, No. 7 & 8 Fengshan Food Centre

Opening hours:

Xing Ji: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Seng Hiang: 5:00 AM to 12:30 AM

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