Ah Hoe Mee Pok阿和麺薄 – Needs the consistency
If you like about Ah Guan Mee Pok, very likely you will not repulse Ah Hoe Mee Pok as well, both have lots of similarities from the flavour, texture to the topping used, the duo used to be partnered running a stall but went separated way to set up their own mee pok stall, this is where the legacy of the mee pok stories continue.
Ah Hoe Mee Pok serves up the popular Signature Mee Pok, premium Special Crayfish Noodle ($15/20) and Handmade Dish Ball Noodles ($6). Side dishes are available to supplement the main noodle dishes, eg. Veggies, fish dumpling, wanton, deep fried pork trotter and tofu etc.
Ah Hoe Mee Pok occupies a corner shop house along the Tanjong Katong Road, located on the same stretch with the popular Nam Xiang Chicken Rice for its roasted chicken, Char Siew and Sio Bak.
The shop is air-conditioned but all the doors were wide opened, not too environmental friendly, there are tables at the side of the alley if you preferred open air dining.
Signature Mee Pok ($6/8/10)
It is the authentic and old traditional taste that alluring the fans, the base sauce has the right blend to make the sumptuous noodle with copious of lard to enhance the taste further, mee pok was cooked to al dente and not sticking in one lump, a bowl of old school real authentic mee pok indeed. However, portion of noodle seems to be very small, even the uncle next table was yelling for its measly serving size of the noodle.
Besides the mee pok, the accompanied broth was the highlight here as well, however, our visits in the morning and at night yielded two very different results, somehow, the broth in the morning was not as tasty as compared to the broth that served in the evening, the later broth have much better flavour and a well-balanced with a medley of sweetness and savoury, perhaps the longer hours of cooking from the pork bones, aged hen, clams and the blend of herbs throughout the day helped to infuse more flavours into the broth.
The bowl of the soup came with generous toppings, there were prawn, minced pork, sliced pork, sliced canned abalone fish dumpling and Chinese cabbage, freshness of the ingredients can be assured and well-seasoned to provide the flavour. (3.8/5.0)
Handmade Fish Ball Noodles ($6)
Noodle was the same as the signature mee pok and the difference was in the fishball broth, it tasted less complex but more delicate, you can definitely appreciate the sweetness and savouriness that went in the soup. (3.5/5.0)
Hand-made Fish dumpling ($6)
The house signature dish, the filling of the dumplings was served in the same seafood broth, dumpling were packed with flavour, taste of the dried sole fish was distinct that helps lifted the overall taste of the dumpling a notch up. Perfect thickness of the dumpling skins coupled with the right texture good enough to make it a significant dish here that Ah Hoe Mee Pok is proud of. (4.2/5.0)
Fried dumpling ($8)
Dumpling skin was thin and crispy with reasonable flavourful fillings but may not justified for the price we paid. (2.5/5.0)
We like the bowl of the noodle but the inconsistency in the quality especially with the accompanied broth could be perturbed to the customers, Ah Hoe Mee Pok may still a good place to enjoy a bowl of reasonably good mee pok but it should be all day round and not be time specified just to catch a bowl of tasty soup.
Ah Hoe Mee Pok 阿和麵薄
A: 297 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437080
H: Mon to Fri 11am – 11pm, Sat & Sun 9.30am to 11pm