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Chung Cheng Chilli Mee @ Golden Mile Food Centre, Beach Road

While researching for good Prawn Mee I stumbled upon many good recommendations about Chung Cheng Chilli Mee in Golden Mile Food Centre along Beach Road. Chung Cheng happens to sell Prawn Mee as well but it is their Chilli Mee that has got raving reviews. The food centre is also near to an Army Market popular for its army and camping equipments.

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Luckily when I went the queue was short and I got to order in less than few minutes. In Singapore, any popular food stalls would have a queue so long it could stretch all the way to the entrance of the food court. I am not exaggerating here. I experienced waiting 30 minutes for a plate of chicken rice before lol.
Anyway while queuing I observed that all the customers’ orders were similar – they would ask for Mee Pok Ta (Dry Mee Pok) If you don’t know, Mee Pok is a type of thin and flat noodle with a springy texture very popular among Singaporeans. I like it too. I figured that it could be the best selling option so I followed. Besides, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. The prawns looked fresh so I asked for extra, which made my bowl of Chilli Mee $4 instead of the usual $3.

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Ingredients wise I gotta say it’s one of the more unique ones I have seen so far – toppings include a mixture of pork ribs, prawns, hard boiled egg, tau fu pok and some cabbage. You might be wondering where is the chilli paste. Well it was sandwiched in between the toppings and noodles so it wasn’t that obvious. But you could still spot it if you squint your eyes a little lol.
And by the way, the soup.. it was the surprise here. Prepared with pork and prawns I expected it to taste like normal pork soup. But I was pleasantly surprised to find it tasted like Bak Kut Teh instead, the authentic Malaysia style Bak Kut Teh!

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The chilli paste was fragrant and I felt it was all the noodle required. I certainly wished more chili paste was given because there wasn’t enough to coat the noodles and the ingredients evenly after mixing them together. Maybe because of this the spiciness level was very much tolerable.
I really appreciated the soft bones ribs. They were tender and delicious flavorful. It simply outshone the disappointingly bland and chewy prawns – those I specifically asked for more earlier. Hmm, the irony.

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Verdict: Recommended. Not the typical hawker food you see daily.

Chung Cheng Chilli Mee, Prawn Mee, Laksa
#01-59
Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road, (S) 199583
GPS Coordinates: N1 18.181 E103 51.841
Closed on Tuesdays

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Comments 4

  1. ck lam

    Nice intro, I have yet to try this Chilli Mee…love to try this special version on another trip.

    Btw, I really envy the Singaporeans for queuing in a straight line while waiting for their food. I witness a very long queue in the Bedok food centre.

  2. YIKI CHAN

    Hello!

    Here is the editor from Cross Border Book Publishing(Hong Kong). As we are going to publish a Singapore travel book, and introduce THe food centre, I would like to ask whether the original photos could be sent to me. And a copy of the book would be sent to you after publishing. (the resolution of photos is preferred to be higher than 1Mb).

    If you are interested, please feel free to contact me by email:
    ciba_ki@yahoo.com.hk

    Thank You So Much!Wish You have a good day!

    Yiki Chan
    Editor

  3. Matthew

    Dears,

    Allow me to introduce myself , an author of Cross Border Publishing Company, Matthew Ko

    I will publish a Travel guide book introducing the scenic spots and food in Singapore, I have visited some of the restaurant in Golden Mile Food Centre and taken some photos before, however, the
    effect of the photos are not ideal, so I sincerely appreciate your help to provide and and authorize me to quote some food photos form internet for the reference of the book, hope can increasing the interest for the traveler in Hong Kong.

    “Pictures are submitted, will be stated clearly by your name in the Book , a pleasure page will also be composed on my book with your great help. Attached is my name card and I am deeply appreciated for your great help and looking forward your reply soon.

    Thanks with Regrads,
    Matthew Ko
    Author
    +852 92191734

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