My mum was very excited about trying the lor mee at Bukit Purmei because she heard that it is very very good. Actually, she talked so much about it that we convinced my dad to drive us there (not a common concurrence), since Bukit Purmei is a bitch to get to from the far Eastern side of the island. I also heard that the stall is now closed, and that the new stall there is no longer like the old one. I am reviewing the old stall, but too bad, it’s no longer there. The new one apparently does things differently, like having fried fish and other fried bits. Oh well, whatever. This is the review of the old Bukit Purmei lor mee.
This is what it used to look like, and there was a long long line that snaked in front of the entire coffee shop.
Regular Bowl – $2.50: This is the regular bowl of lor mee. It has a lot of noodles, and some extra ingredients like fish cake, char siew, ngo hiang, braised pork and bean sprouts. There was also a good amount of gravy, vinegar, raw garlic and chili (if you asked for it!) The gravy is quite fragrant, and the combination of gravy, vinegar and garlic is really quite aromatic. Quite a good bowl, but I would have wanted more ingredients!
Bowl with added ingredients – $3.50: Same bowl, with slightly more ingredients than the normal bowl. This time, the ingredients to noodle ratio is correct! Now this is a great bowl of lor mee. Despite this, I was expecting the best lor mee in the world, because of all the hype. It was a good bowl of lor mee, probably the best bowl of lor mee I’ve ever had, but still, a little short from heaven. I don’t know if it’s even worth the hour long wait.
Check out the stall next door! Master Prata has amazing Indian rojak and I heard they also make Jalan Kayu style pratas!
Bukit Purmei Lor Mee
Address: #01-157, 109 Bukit Purmei Road, Singapore
Hours: T-Su | 7.30am – 3.30pm
Price Range: $ ($0 to $10 per person)
Overall: Good, but did not live up to the hype.