Fusion between Japanese flavour and local bak chor mee, Li Yuan’s mee pok made headlines some years back with it’s uniqueness. Let’s find out how we thought of it.
They offer 2 flavours; miso and shoyu, with dry or soup versions. We got both flavours and the main difference was the sauce mix. Ingredients were exactly the same.
Miso was salty, subtle sweetness yet earthy, leaving a pleasant sweet after taste. Shoyu was light, savoury and full of umami flavour. Other mix were thrown in as well to create a harmonious and intricate creation.
Noodles were blanched nice and soft, coated evenly and holds well with the sauce mix. Scattered on top were fluffy and light fried pork lard pieces, unlike some other stalls which are thick and flat. They were addictive like potato chips but even better.
Next were 2 thick slices of chashu, fatty and tenderlicious, giving the extra bite and volume to every mouthful.
Minced pork were soft, fluffy and had a good proportion of fatty and lean meat, and it soaks and mixed nicely with the sauce mix. So potent and yummy!
Finally, a meatball and single slice of abalone was added, perhaps to justify the price of each bowl, which comes at $6 or $7.
It was undoubtedly tasty and full of flavour. However the level of greasiness and slick may not suit health conscious diners.
Was it worth $6 a bowl of Japanese fusion mee pok? Probably, but definitely not something you will have on a daily basis.
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|Friday||8:30am – 3pm|
|Saturday||8:30am – 3pm|
|Sunday||8:30am – 3pm|
Rong Fa Coffee Shop 榮發, 710 Clementi West Street 2, #01-247, Singapore 120710