Bukit Purmei Lor Mee Hot
Originally located at Tiong Bahru Market, this traditional Lor Mee is now situated at Bukit Purmei Road and is now known simply as "Bukit Purmei Lor Mee".
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satisfying lor mee
Lor Mee lovers, unite!!! This lor mee stall is tucked away in a corner coffeeshop opposite Radin Mas Primary School. The popularity of this stall can be seen from the long queues. The service is pretty slow but I guess this is what makes the noodle nice. The aunty does it bowl by bowl and not mass cook it.
I hate lor mee gravies that are chocked full of flour and with visible lumps of them floating around. The gravy you get here is silky and has no presence of lumpy substance. It is flavorful as well. Coupled with the ingredients and yellow noodles, it is really yummy! If you are a small eater, you can always share you lor mee. As much as I like the lor mee here, I can never finish a bowl on my own. The stickiness of it fills you up easily. The pork is tender and soft, I love the fried bits as well and always ask for extra! The fried bits goes really well with the gravy. I don't normally add vinegar and chilli but I know people who love it even more with the addition of those two condiments.
If you are looking to take away the noodles, do note that each person is restricted to only two packets. Come with a friend if you are looking to take away more packet of noodles!
I remembered there was once a TV program that recommended this store and my brother came all the way from Pasir Ris to try this stall. Since I was living near by, he asked us along.
I liked lor mee a lot so I went with him. The lor mee sauce was nice and I liked the braised pork. And of course vinegar is a must when eating lor mee. I had stopped eating chili since now I was getting on on age and wanted to reduce spicy food. But I ate my lor mee there with chili. The sauce mixed well with chili and overall the taste was very good. The TV program made a good recommendation.
Old style Lor Mee
Bukit Purmei Lor Mee is one of the two Lor Mee stalls that I enjoyed eating. However, for newcomers, be aware. The queue is really long and can start even way before the stall opens at 8am every morning.
The bowl comes in 3 sizes, 2.50, 3.00 and 3.50. It is a generous serving of noodles and ingredients including char siew, fried flour bits and braised pork belly. The gravy is slightly sticky and is one of the features in this verison of Lor Mee. There are many customers who keeps on coming back simply because of the gravy. The vinegar sauce is also rather unique as it is less sour than those found outside in the market yet the aroma is there.
You can so-called customised your own style of ingredients but do let the auntie or uncle know in advance so as to make things easy for them. Usually, I would only go for the char siew and the fried flour plus a serving of vinegar and chilli plus coriander on it. Mixed them well together, and the nicely cooked noodles and the gravy would disappear within a matter of minutes.
Right now as I am typing, I am already contemplating going for my next bowl of noodles tomorrow morning.