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This Famous Stall At Chinatown Serves One Of The Best Char Kway Teow In S’pore!

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is no doubt one of the best Char Kway Teow in Singapore. With constant queues that start as early as 9am, it is no wonder this stall is on the list for Char Kway Teow connoisseurs. Most people have to queue up to an hour to get their hands on this dish. Even a waiting time of thirty minutes is already considered lucky. What makes this dish so good then? Let’s have a look!

Legendary Stall At Hong Lim Market

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This stall honestly needs no introduction. Known to be one of the best Char Kway Teows in Singapore, you can instantly recognise the stall from the snaking long queues. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is currently run by 69-year-old Ng Chin Chye and his wife. Mr Ng has been serving up this heavenly dish for over the last two decades at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre. Mr Ng learnt the trade by simply watching his father cook and practising, with no recipe to follow.

 

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Over the years, he has taught his recipe and techniques to anyone who wants to learn. Long queues are still a constant to this day, giving a perfect indication of how good this dish really is. Additionally, the stall also received a Bib Gourmand Award in the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2018. Still wondering if it’s good now?

Legendary Char Kway Teow

Compared to other stalls, Outram Park’s Char Kway Teow ($4) is wetter due to Mr Ng’s unique method of frying the noodles with eggs first. This results in a creamier texture of noodles. He fries each plate individually, squeezing exactly 42 squeezes of a special mixture of soy sauce and fish sauce. The noodles are cooked perfectly and are flavourful without being too oily and salty.

 

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Wok Hei is especially the most important component of Char Kway Teow, which this dish definitely has! The chill gives an extra kick and depth of flavour and blends perfectly with the wok hei. Additionally, it helps cut through the sweetness of the sauce, giving a harmony of flavours in each bite!

Each strand of noodle is coated with the egg and tons of cockles are added. Perfect for all you hum lovers! Crispy pork lard is also added for extra umami and texture. Simply take one bite, and you’ll instantly know why this dish is worth the wait!

 

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Try Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Today!

It is said that Mr Ng’s children will not be taking over the business after he retires, meaning it might be the end of Outram Park Fried Kway Teow. Hurry down while you still have the chance! Long queues are constant especially during lunch hour and the waiting time can be at least an hour!

Try your luck and head down early and you might just avoid the crowd! Do note they close at 3 pm so head down early before they’re sold out! Hurry down and try this legendary dish today!

Address: 531A Upper Cross St, #02-17, Singapore 051531

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Sun, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cover Photo: @paithorn (Instagram), @yippi312_eatdrinklove (Instagram)

For more food at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, do check out Cantonese Delights!

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