[Updated Nov 2016] The owner of Kim Keat Hokkien Mee has passed away
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee @ Toa Payoh 金吉炒福建面 – an ex-convict turned hawker
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee is owned by Mr Lee, a man who found strength in his faith to turn over a new leaf after spending 20 years in and out of prison. Kim Keat Hokkien Mee is his turning point in life and he has not looked back since.
It is this heartwarming story that prompted some SMU (Singapore Management University) students to work on Kim Keat Hokkien Mee as a project, and requested our support for a review.
Hokkien mee with Lala in Opeh leaf $8 onwards, $3 / $ 5 without Opeh leaf
The smoky charred flavour was further accentuated by the seafood, pork lard and the well seasoned stock. The noodle may be a little soggy on our first try, but the texture was much better when we visited a few days later after our feedback. Good improvement! Try the chili, it is good!
Hokkien Mee in Claypot with deep fried Roasted Pork $10 onwards
The claypot version was more moist than the Opeh leaf version, but wasn’t as flavourful as the dry version, as it was lacking in seafood sweetness and flavour on our first try, however, it tasted great on our second visit. The deep fried roasted pork was crispy but tender inside, packed with all the goodness of roasted pork, we wish we could have had more of it!
Fried Oyster Omelette $4 / $ 6 / $8
The first bite already made us fall in love with this fragrant, crispy eggy omelette, if Hokkien mee is the star here, the fried oyster omelette shines as bright.
Our verdict, we strongly recommend the Hokkien mee in Opeh leaf, Claypot Hokkien Mee and the Fried Oyster Omelette here. Kim Keat Hokkien Mee is definitely worth supporting, not just for a man who turned over a new leaf, but also truly the palatable dishes here that deserve our full endorsement.
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee @ Toa Payoh 金吉炒福建面
Add: Toa Payoh Lor 4, Blk 92 #01-264, Singapore 310092
Hrs: 11:30AM to 9.30PM, closed on Tuesdays
Tel: 9456 0413