Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ah Hoe Mee Pok, Clementi West

I've been wanting to come down to Ah Hoe Mee Pok (Blk 710 Clementi West Street 2) after reading about them earlier this year. Why so? The chef owner is a Naoji Kuribara, Japanese native doing local mee pok. Here's to adding of strata to authenticity and another story of another finance guy turned food stall owner.

How was it? I liked it. The flavour profile from the mix of sauces/oils was more balanced than most local rendition; which also meant that there was nothing very strong tasting. There was just a very mild heat humming at the edges and even the vinegar harmonised rather than dominated. That crayfish tasted fresh with flesh easily stripped off the shell while the abalone slices was surprisingly tasty. The ingredients were generally of good quality. And that large bowl of soup on the side - that soup tasted of crayfish and had almost as much lard as the bowl of noodles did. 

If I had to critique, I would have preferred a bit more bite to the mee pok. I just like a little more chew. But it was still a pretty tasty bowl the same.

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