This famous formerly Michelin Bib Gourmand stall at Tiong Bahru Food Center has a long queue guaranteed. For $5 you get a plate of fried noodles with egg, 5 shrimps, a few strips of pork belly, fish cakes and squid. The chilli paste helps accentuate the flavour of the noodles but the squid steals the show. Chewy and umami, you will wish there is a piece in every spoonful.

Still I prefer fried Hokkien mee with more gravy and in my humble opinion, a few pieces of lard bits would also help.