A snaking queue in a hawker centre is bound to attract even more customers. If all these people are willing to queue, it has to be good right? While I feel that overhyped hawker stalls often do not live up to expectations, some hawker stalls, like Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee, definitely makes the wait worthwhile.
I would advise heading to Old Airport Road Food Centre before the lunch crowd arrives. During peak lunch hours, expect to wait between 20 to 30 minutes for a bowl of Lor Mee!
The Lor Mee at Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong comes in three sizes($4 to $6). I highly recommend at least getting the $5 bowl, which comes with much more toppings such pan fried fish flakes, braised pork, braised egg, beansprouts, fresh chillies and fresh parsley. The generous amount of toppings mean that every spoonful is filled with a variety of flavors and textures! I especially enjoyed the fish flakes, with its fresh and clean taste going well with the sauce’s deep umami.
The most famous and important element of Lor Mee is undoubtedly its thick and starchy sauce. Make it too thick or too watered down