Situated at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Ma Bo Lor Mee whips up bowls of lor mee and laksa on a daily basis. With a prominent sign displaying its affordable prices, it’s no surprise to see long queues forming at this quaint little hawker stall on the second floor.
What makes this so special and different from other lor mee I’ve tried? The fried fish. A cheeky twist on the popular Chinese-inspired Indonesian and Malaysian noodle dish, Ma Bo Lor Mee tops their dishes off with crispy battered fried fish fillets.
Apart from lor mee, Ma Bo Lor Mee also serves traditional laksa with their signature fried fish. Watching as the dishes were being prepared, I could not contain my eagerness to try the food before me.
The standard Ma Bo Lor Mee (S$2.50) came with a single fish fillet, thick yellow noodles, fish cakes, half an egg and braised pork. Extremely fragrant, it looked exceptionally appetising and I was ready to dig in.
Mixed well in the dark, gooey sauce, the noodles were springy and chewy. Viscous with a starchy gooey consistency, the sauce was immensely satisfying with a hint of sweetness among the saltiness. From the