I recently paid a long overdue visit to the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre. After its major revamp last year, the place appears to be much cleaner and more well-ventilated than before. There’s even an alfresco area where people dine under the shade of resort-style umbrellas.

This food centre is most famous for its chwee kueh (steamed rice cakes with preserved radish) and lor mee (dark sauce noodles). I pay a visit with the intention of having the latter. There is more than one lor mee stall and I don’t know what the best one is. So I decide to go for the stall with the longest queue – Lor Mee 178!

Lor Mee 178 at Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre

To my surprise, the stall even offers – get this right – shark meat fritters! That’s probably the way it differentiates itself from the other lor mee stalls.

Lor Mee (dark sauce noodles)

Lor Mee (dark sauce noodles)
S$2, add S$1 for shark meat fritters

Now, I am not a huge expert on lor mee, but I really like what I have here. The bits of fried fish and breaded items included are the way authentic lor mee is supposed to be. The shark meat fritters taste surprisingly regular to me. I wouldn’t be able to tell this apart from regular fish. Check kl escort girls from sexkl.net

The dark sauce is thick but not sticky. Full of flavour and very shiok! I would have licked my bowl clean if I wasn’t already stuffed with the generous serving of noodles and ingredients.

It is a never-ending debate as to which stall sells the best lor mee – this, or the neighbouring Tiong Bahru Lor Mee at the same food centre. What do you think?

Lor Mee 178
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
30 Seng Poh Road #02-58
Singapore 168898

Bus services: 5, 16, 33, 63, 123, 195, 851
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru

Opening hours: 6am – 9:30pm (Until 2:30pm on Wednesdays)

(Note: All photos in this post had been captured using my LG Shine.)