Food Review: Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee
(located in Old Airport Food Centre)
Traditional Lor Mee
Price: $4/$5/$6 (pictured $5)
Xin Mei Xiang has always been my number 1 go-to for Lor Mee in Singapore. In fact, I have been easily patronising them for at least 10 years. Throughout so many years, I couldn't find other lor mee stall that can replace them as one of the top lor mee (in my opinion) in Singapore.
First to the ingredients. It consists of yellow egg noodles (you can choose the type as well), braised egg, fried fish meat, braised meat, bean sprouts, vinegar, sambal chilli and garlic. One thing to note is that they don't provide sliced chillis here.
Each of the ingredients are made fresh daily from what I undertand. The braised egg is pretty normal, nothing stunting to be honest but obviously that is not the focus.
The fried fish is fresh, it's not the battered type of fried fish but those that's directly fry in oil and taken out and pulled to small pieces. If I'm not wrong they are using Batang fish. The fish adds the additional texture to the lor mee.
The sauce is where the highlight is. Firstly it is full of flavour with 5 spice flavouring but not over empowering. It's also savoury and slightly sweet. When mixed with the vinegar and garlic paste within, you get the aromatic and tasty feel of a local lor mee. The braised meat adds to that overall dish as well with that additional wholesome ingredients used. Granted that other stalls may have other ingredients like ngioh hiang etc, but with these few ingredients, it's already enough to make the waves in terms of flavour.
One additional thing to highlight is that the flavour is stronger than other stalls with the 5 spiced and garlic flavour which is something that you do not usually get or taste with other stalls. I would strongly recommend that you add in the sambal chilli as it's homemade and not something from factory taste at least. This will add another dimension of taste to the bowl.
The Lor sauce is thick and don't turn watery fast which is very crucial as some stalls, within a few stirs, it's watery and you can't enjoy the sauce sticking to the noodles already.
One gentle reminder is the queue starts to form daily from 815am onwards and it gets longer especially during lunch. The picture above says it all. So if you want to get this, coming early before 8am is good. Their preparation time is already pretty fast so it's real genuine queue.
4.5V out of 5
51 Old Airport Rd, #01-116, Singapore 390051
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1NG7sWT3wNVfAtCj6
49A Jalan Tiga MSCP
Multi-Storey Car Park behind the food market.
Try not to park at the small carpark as it's usually full during peak hours.
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