Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
One of Singapore's most lauded fried kway teow stalls located at the heart of Chinatown.
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 2 user(s)
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee is decidedly a stall that I would never expressly go down to just to have their fried kway teow. My sole experience with it was more or less an uneventful one and frankly, I was not impressed with the missing ingredients in my fried kway teow.
For one, the fried lard bits, which I look forward to every fried kway teow was not there, much to my horror. Whilst the sauce was thick and the fried kway teow well cooked, I felt that my dining was incomplete and hence there was this nagging sensation of something missing following me the whole afternoon (sometimes my lunch affects my mood). Moreover, I did not like it when I was not given lime to squeeze on my char kway teow, as it confers a tangy flavour to the otherwise fried and 'hot' dish.
What I have to give them credit for though, would be the abundance of cockles that were accompanied by my dish. I enjoy cockles and the generous, juicy scoop was definitely a bright aspect of the dish.
Overall, acceptable fare but not one expressly worth trying.
Smooth and generous with the cockles
I first tried their char kuay teow 2 years ago, and it's been my go-to places whenever I need my char kuay teow fix. There's usually a snaking queue at the stall, which is testament to how popular it is.
Their noodles are very eggy and smooth. I've been told that the "wok hey" (people have translated this as "breath of the wok") is strong in this one. They're generous with their cockles as well, something that I think it very very important in a plate of delicious CKT. The pork lard bits round off the flavours of the dish very nicely. However, they can be quite inconsistent with the pork lard bits. There were visits where I didn't find a single piece at all. Imagine my disappointment.
Overall, I think it's still one of the better CKTs that I've had in Singapore. Be sure to be there by 4 to avoid disappointment. They could run out of portions before they close for the day.