7 other places for delicious Bak Chor Mee in Singapore

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You may have read that our humble bak chor mee has landed on top of a list of the best street food around the world.

Not just any bak chor mee, but the famed Hill Street Tai Wah Bak Chor Mee at Crawford Lane.

Its popularity is undisputed, evidenced in the snaking queues of 90 minutes, give or take.

With this latest accolade, we anticipate that queues may get even longer, so if you're too hungry to wait, here are some alternative places to check out for a quick BCM fix.

The stalls are not just run-of-the-mill, but have loyal fan bases of their own and come up regularly on published lists of well-loved minced pork noodle bowls.

1. Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles

The BCM here is recommended by The Straits Times' food critic Tan Hsueh Yun, specifically, the bak chor mee sua (thin wheat noodles).

According to local food blogger Miss Tam Chiak, the owner of the stall may decide to retire soon, so it's best give it a go while you still can!

Where: MacPherson Minced Meat Noodles, 1382 Serangoon Road
Open: 6am to 2pm (Wednesday to Monday), closed on Tuesday

2. Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle

This is a place for good bak chor mee, but the soupy version is The Straits Times food critic Wong Ah Yoke's favourite.

If you'd like something more decadent, they serve well-raved about fish maw soup for $9 as well.

Where: Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle, Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, 49A Serangoon Garden Way
Open: 7.30am to 3pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday

3. Ming Fa Fishball (Upper Thomson Road)

The name of the stall may be a tad misleading, as it is more famous for the mushroom minced meat noodles. Ming Fa has other branches located in Simpang Bedok and Chinatown as well, but the number of reviews for this particular outlet far exceeds the rest.

The best thing about Upper Thomson branch? The bak chor mee stall is open till 5am every day, great for all the night owls out there.

Where: 246B Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574370
Open: 9am to 5am daily

4. Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee & Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian

What's famous at the Bedok Blk 85 food centre is the minced pork noodle soup, with several stalls selling the exact same item. But the most popular would be Xin Ji Rou Cuo Mian and Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee, located just next to each other.

Although the latter stall draws slightly shorter queues, it has more variety as it also serves dry BCM. But we'd still recommend the soup version.

Where: Seng Hiang, #01-08, Fengshan Centre, Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 461085
Open: 6pm to 3am daily.

Where: Xing Ji, #01-07, Fengshan Centre, Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 461085
Open: 2.30pm to 1.30am. Closed on Thursdays.

5. Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee

According to reviews on Burpple, there is a perpetual long queue for these noodles on weekends. And they are only open during the day.

One recommendation is to order the mee tai mak (rat tail noodles) to soak up all the sauce, and if your a spice fiend, do ask for more chilli so that every strand is coated. 

If you're in the mood for something more luxurious, you can even add abalone slices to your bowl!

Warning: Some say standards have dropped, but you'd just have to try it for yourself.

Where: Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee, Block 51 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Open: 8.30am to 4pm (Thursday to Tuesday), closed on Wednesday

6. Ding Ji

They may not have pioneered serving minced meat noodles with fish maw soup ($8), but this stall has its fair share of fans.

Bonus? It's open 24 hours. However, according to reviews, the best time to try this dish is during the day time on a weekday when it is less crowded.

Where: Blk 284, Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570284
Open: 24 hours

7. Ah Hoe Mee Pok

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Don't be surprised to see a Japanese uncle or young Japanese lady wielding the ladle at this mee pok stall.

Apparently the owner, known as Naoji-san, gave up his career as a finance executive here to pursue his passion for food.

His 20-year-old daughter has also taken up the mantle, working together with father to serve up authentic bowl of minced pork noodles to patrons, who rave about the braised mushrooms and sauce.

Where: Blk 710 Clementi West Street 2, Weng Kwang Coffeeshop, Singapore 120710
Open: 7am - 4pm (Mon - Tues, Thurs - Sun), Closed Wed

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