Singapore Eats: Tuck Kee Ipoh Sah Hor Fun @ Chinatown

Was walking around Chinatown with my mum and aunt, and we walked pass Hong Lim Food Center. My mum told us that there is a very very good horfun place in the food center, and being foodies (and especially my brother, who loves horfun), we decided to take a slight detour to find the stall. We walked around just looking at storefronts and found Tuck Kee Ipoh Sah Hor Fun, which seemed to be the right out — it had a lot of newspaper cuttings displayed, and had a line of 3 (this was at around 3pm where every other stall was closed or dead quiet).

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Here is the storefront, so that it is easier for you all to find it!

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Crayfish Hor Fun – $7: We ordered a plate of their most famous horfun, the crawfish horfun! It’s the first time I’ve eaten crawfish with horfun, and to be honest, I don’t know what the hype is about. Of course, I live in Boston and we have a ton of good seafood, so I guess crawfish is a big thing because it is seen as fancy food. At least the crawfish and prawns was fresh! Since this is ipoh hor fun, the noodles are thinner (think Pad Thai noodles) and not fried before hand (which I like). The gravy is very flavorful, and I think they make it with the seafood broth from cooking the seafood. It came with a generous amount of fried shallots (thank you, I really appreciate it) and a whole boiled head of bok choy to balance out the fibers. May I also add that the chili is absolutely delicious? It’s the sour kind like in or luak (oyster omelette) and pairs very very well with the savory gravy!

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Here’s the plate again. All in all, a very good dish, and quite a steal for $7. Sure, $7 at a hawker center is a lot of money for lunch, but you get a whole crawfish, and that’s a baby lobster, and lobsters are expensive! (What logic!) They also have clam horfun, which I will try the next time I am here.

Tuck Kee Ipoh Sah Hor Fun
Address:  #02-40, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore
Hours: M – Sa | 11am – 3pm (or until sold out)
Price Range: $ ($0 to $10 per person)
Overall: Yum!

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