Friday, August 21, 2009

Kim's Famous Hokkien Noodles

Kim's Famous Hokkien Noodles in now located at the junction of Jalan Eunos and Jalan Kechot. If you do not know which "Kim" I'm referring to, then you definitely have never tasted one of the best Hokkien Noodles in Singapore.

Hokkien Noodles That Are Outstanding

This hokkien noodle stall has won accolade after accolade from newspapers and magazines. I first found out about it during the late 1970's when my father used to be a regular customer to this stall. The queue was always long and waiting times ranged from 30 to 45 minutes if you were lucky.

Back in those days, Kim's stall was located near Jalan Masjid on Changi Road.

Best Dressed Hokkien Noodle Seller

Kim was also famous for being the best dressed hokkien me seller in Singapore. He would always wear branded long-sleeved shirts and pants, a solid gold Rolex, a diamond studded Dunhill pen in his shirt pocket, Bally shoes and a Cartier belt when frying his noodles.

His stall was so popular that you would often see him frying his noodles way past midnight, sometimes even up to 3.00 am.

Kim Is Still Around

Quite by chance, I caught of rare glimpse of the grand old man a few weeks ago. Though older and stouter, his features and voice were unmistakable. He happened to be at the stall and even fried a special wok of "extra ingredients" hokkien noodles for a table full of his die-hard customers that have faithfully followed him from Changi Road to his present location.

Though a younger man fries noodles these days, the recipe remains the same. So if you're ever in that area, do yourself a favour and order a plate of Kim's Famous Hokkien Noodles. You'll be glad you did.