From this picture above, you might be able to tell that I’ve recently had some very yummy hokkien mee. Look at the amount of lard next to the limes! 😀 And I have to say that the otah is pretty good too! Yup, I definitely have to be back for more. Kim’s Place is located at Jalan Eunos, and it’s famous for hokkien fried prawn noodles. You can easily spot it along the road with its distinctive vivid orange awning and blown-up newspaper reviews to advertise just how good their food is. And yes, you’ll end up crossing the road and making a beeline for this kopitiam…
My dining companion grumbled a little when he noticed that the person frying the noodles was a young, bespectacled chap who might be even younger than I am. The flamboyant stall owner, whose pictures with celebrities are plastered all over the stall, was nowhere to be seen. Apparently the older guy fries his noodles while wearing long-sleeved shirts to keep the heat away from his skin, and also flaunts a gold Rolex watch at the same time.
Who this young man is, I don’t know. I’ll ask next time…
I did think this young man whipped up a more-than-decent plate of hokkien mee though. It’s good enough for me to want to head back again soon. And best of all, he even said “bye bye” to us when we were leaving, and were just walking past the area where he was frying yet more noodles. Wow, a polite and friendly hawker? That’s quite rare in Singapore where hawkers at famous stalls can be quite arrogant, no? 🙂
I do think the printing on the orange awning doesn’t quite match what the yellow banner states though. Has the stall been around since “1960” or “1965”? Or was something lost in translation? Hmm… just know that the hokkien mee is so good that it really doesn’t matter! 😀
Pricing: $5 / $8 / $10 / $15 / $20 / $30
*We ordered the S$8 portion; good enough for 2 pax to share 🙂