Old School Kim Keat Claypot Hokkien Noodles @ Toa Payoh
I’ve heard and tasted Claypot Rice, Chicken, Beancurd and Frog etc., but Hokkien Noodles…? Well that’s a first for me. Whatever the case, when I first saw pictures of it, I immediately promised myself that I need to try it one day and I finally did!
Came here after training on a late Saturday morning for lunch. Yeah, I know this ain’t the typical recovery food for athletes, but it’s a Saturday, cut me some little slack?
We ordered the Claypot version ($10 or $15) which took about 20 mins to arrive. When it finally arrived, I may had been composed on the outside, yet was super excited on the inside. Ha! Does this make me a true foodie?
Like eating claypot rice, I mixed the golden brown mouth-watering sio bak (roasted pork) and pork lard together with the noodles, then allowed the gravy to set for a while to reach ‘perfect’ viscosity. The rest was history!
Wok hei from the noodle, fragrance from the pork lard, crisp from the sio bak… all these as I slurp in mouth after mouth. Food-gasm my friend!
It was so good that I had to order another plate for myself, but the original version instead. Was there any major difference? Frankly, both tasted about the same (consistent and good) except that the latter was a little “light”. Even if I had it standalone that day, it would have won many others hands-down!
Home made recipe chilli was no exception! Simply irresistible!
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