Meng Kee Satay Bee Hoon: East Coast Food Village Part 3 of 7

This stall has changed hands

It’s funny why there are not more Satay Bee Hoon Stalls around Singapore. The demand for this famous Satay Bee Hoon is so great that at 10.30pm at night, the queue is still 30 minutes long! I was never that big on Satay Bee Hoon, but mom is. So after a 30 min wait, we were finally blessed with the plate of beehoon, cuttlefish, prawns, meat and See Hum (cockles) drowned in a creamy peanut sauce. I can’t remember the last time I tasted Satay Bee Hoon (might have been twenty years ago), but man! I suddenly realise why the people don’t mind waiting. The peanut sauce was really creamy and you can savour the taste the freshly roasted peanuts. Its almost like eating peanut butter with curry spices. I was told by my friend, Holy Drummer who is a big fan of the Satay Bee Hoon (He eats it every fortnight at least) that the reason the peanut sauce is so creamy is that they use a Coffee Grinder to grind the peanuts! The prawns and other ingredients are very fresh although they use only small prawns. At the end of the day it is the Sauce that is the real star. Forget all the other ingredients, I just want bee hoon and Satay Sauce.

Another day, another Makansutra Legend tried. These guys have been doing this for over 30 years and they do deserve to be Legends.


I like it but I don’t think I’d wait 30 mins to eat it. If however, I am at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village and there were only 2 people queueing up, I’d quickly join the queue to get a Satay Bee Hoon fix. 4.5/5

Update 31 Mar 2012

Unfortunately, the stall has changed hands as one of the brothers fell and injured himself and the other one has been diagnosed with cancer.

Meng Kee Satay Bee Hoon

Stall 17 East Coast Lagoon Food Village
Singapore 449876

Opening hours:

6:00 am to 11:30 am



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