Saturday, January 04, 2014

Tai Wah Pork Noodle, Hong Lim Food Centre

Let me see if I got this right. This Tai Wah stall (#02-17, Hong Lim Complex, 531A Upper Cross Street) which is also known as the High Street one, is run by both the brother and nephew of the owner from the Tai Hwa at Crawford. There used to be another stall at the Bestway building that was operated by the said brother, but has closed and consolidated into this stall with his son at Hong Lim. And this would be my first visit.

How did this fare? The noodles (specifically mee pok) were softer than I had been expecting and the flavors of the sauces were unexpectedly quite subdued. The salty parts weren't as salty, the chilli didn't seem to have so much heat and the vinegar was just noticeably weaker in comparison with Tai Hwa. A literal pale comparison if you would. On a more positive note, ingredients were generous and the varied cuts from the pork and dried crispy sole provided texture. The wantons were filled with dried sole and delicious and the soup was pretty okay. I'd eat this over Ah Kow any time, but it's going to be difficult to convince myself over the trouble of coming back. 


FoodieFC said...

whats the verdict? I wonder how it compares tai hwa at crawford road.

ice said...


FoodieFC said...

oh, then not worth queuing le. My favourite is tai hwa at Crawford road =)