Monday, April 20, 2009

Art of Mee Pok / Bak Chor Mee - Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim, Singapore

Add: Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim @ 308 Bedok Road, Singapore 469469

BRILLIANT! I like springy, tasty and flavoursome Mee Pok ;-) aka Bak Chor Mee ... What a good start to the day!

SGD$3 portion sans shrimps on left, and SGD$4 portion on right (note the two fresh little shrimps!)

History: "The story behind the jln tua kong bakchor mee wars"
Source: Singapore Uber-Flogger iEatiShootiPost
Mantra: Never waste your calories on yucky food
Author: Sumosumo

In the 80s, 132 used to be opposite siglap centre. 132 is the original one. this guy used to sell by the hundreds. very popular with east coast residents. then he moved to JTK.
In the 90s, this old man wanted to retire, but noone to handover his business to. So he taught his so-called godson, who was his helper, and handed the reins over, for some kind of royalty. so the JTK bakchormee continued to do well, with this young man at the reins.
The corner coffeshop one beside siglap centre was set up as a copycat.then the old man came out of retirement, and started his current stall, 132. there was a dispute as they became business rivals. so the protege at jtk got fed up and moved to simpang bedok.
when he vacated, the owner of the coffeeshop rode on the vacuum left behind and took over the stall left behind at Jalan Tua Kong.
And thats the story behind so many bcm stalls in the east.

Bro Sumo asked for extra helping of crunchies aka lard / chee yau char ... Hey, it works!

Bro Sumo chose an interesting can of "pop" to wash down the meal, I noticed he had some salt added in too. PH Sales and Marketing (Singapore) is the distributor of Heng Sheng's (HSC) Oldenlandia Sparkling Water. Described as a traditional drink made from Chinese herbal extracts known for their cooling properties and detoxicating effects, HSC Oldenlandia Water is bottled and canned for easy consumption.

1 comment:

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow! bak chor wars ..and the saga continues! like dat also wanna fight ah.. so farnee.. hehe