Singapore Food Delight, Mercury Plaza, Mercury Lane off K Rd

m-p-meeg.jpgNow this may just look like a humble Mee Goreng but it ain’t.  This is my well considered favourite MG in the whole of our fair city, and by eck I’ve tried dozens!  This one hasn’t changed since I first ate it 7 years ago – just like sharks, if you fit perfectly then there’s no need to change.  Same chef, almost the same menu and the price has moved from $7.00 to $8.00 in that time.  Astonishing.  There are probably as many MGs as there are chefs and each one is subtly different.  They vary according to country and region but the basic formula is similar……noodles (mee) fried (goreng) with onions, egg and tofu.  But it’s the spicing and other ingredients that make the difference.  This one contains pork, chicken, squid and prawns, as do many others.  What differentiates this chap is predominantly an aromatic smokiness which I’ve not encountered outside Malaysia, and which turns this MG into a taste sensation.  He also uses slightly thinner noodles than most of the others and this, along with the inclusion of tomato quarters gives a textural difference which makes a welcome change.  Finally, this guy’s sambal is simply to die for.  And you get free tea!  Do try it!

Rating: quality 9/10  quantity 9/10  value for money 9/10


4 Responses to “Singapore Food Delight, Mercury Plaza, Mercury Lane off K Rd”

  1. 1 Richard Irvine March 11, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I was waiting for this one . That would be my number one Mee Goreng too.

    Do you think we could get that guy to cook @ the Claddagh Wednesday nights?

  2. 2 Becks May 5, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    This is one of the best ‘cheap eats’ ever! The portion size is excellent so much so that I can get 2 meals out of it. Also its good hot or cold. 2 thumbs up, easy on the pocket and tantilising on the tastebuds!!

  3. 3 Lez May 8, 2008 at 2:06 am

    I am a regualr at this place – maybe not as much as yourself Andrew but I make the journey at least once a fortnight here with my work mate and I have combination singapore fried noodles and it is just yummy..! 2 types of noodles with loads of meat and a fried egg on top..!!!! This place will always remain one of my favour places to lunch :o)

  1. 1 - Get serious about lunch Trackback on May 1, 2008 at 12:26 am

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