Hill Street Tai Hwa Bar Chor Mee

We bravely decided to queue for Tai Hwa Bar Chor Mee one morning, since we were in the area to collect a passport that day.

With some help from Google Maps, we arrived at the small corner coffeeshop around 9:45 am. And there was a short queue (not pictured) of about 10 folks in front of us. By the time we got our orders around 10:30 am, there were 25 people behind us!

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Our hardworking hawker hero. He had a few assistants taking orders but he was preparing the food all by himself. Really hard, back-breaking work.

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Here were our spoils! Would say it was worth queuing because we ordered 4 bowls of BCM plus one bowl of meatball soup. But if you’re queuing behind 25 people for 1 or 2 bowls……

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The Bar Chor Mee is characteristically drenched in vinegar, so if you are not a fan of vinegar, you might not like it.

We ordered the $6 portion, since after queuing so long, ordering the cheapest ($5) option seemed like a waste (I swear that’s a strategy of these popular stalls – queue so long, might as well get the bigger portion, buy more portions, etc).

imageAll in all, it was really satisfying, and my favourite part was how tender and fresh the pork liver was. Melts in your mouth!

The soup was to die for too. Think it must be made from some amazing stock.

When my friend went a few weeks ago, he said there were these Indon tai tais (with big hair) queuing in front of him, and ordered 6 bowls for their whole kampong. All I could say was, kudos to them that they were queuing themselves, instead of outsourcing it to domestic help!

  2 comments for “Hill Street Tai Hwa Bar Chor Mee

  1. September 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Super love this too but the queue is always such a turn off at lunch times. Heard it’s much better if you go at dinner time. And the Western food next door is pretty good too.
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    • September 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

      I see! Great strategy to do dinner there instead.
      Yup I saw all the newspaper cuttings etc on the Western stall next door. No wonder that coffeeshop is always packed! It was so difficult to find a table by 10am!
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