I don’t know about you, but personally, I love fusion food. There’s something so exciting about seeing different cuisines being combined into a single dish, creatively weaving elements of separate food cultures into one. Hence, Mr Meepok was a stall that found itself on my radar.
Mr Meepok has two stalls in Singapore: one in Clementi, and one in Amoy Street Food Centre. Their menu offers five dishes, including a Japanese-style bak chor mee dish!
I paid a visit to their stall in Amoy Street Food Centre, which was manned by two young hawkers. Priced from S$3.50 to S$6, Mr Meepok’s dishes were relatively affordable.
What I tried at Mr Meepok
I started off with Mr Meepok’s Signature Minced Meat Noodle (S$5), a bak chor mee dish infused with Japanese elements. The bowl contained typical bak chor mee ingredients like minced meat and mushrooms, but what made it stand out even more was the addition of an onsen egg and slices of abalone.
The noodles themselves were bouncy and chewy with a very mild hint of spice. Generally, it tasted like most other bak chor mee dishes. The addition of the onsen egg, however, elevated the dish as it added a bit of creaminess to the meepok noodles.
The pork slices were a little chewy and a tad bland on their own, so I’d recommend mixing the noodles well to incorporate the sauce into all the other elements of the dish.
The fish stick did not particularly wow me, though it did add some variety to the dish.
As far as bak chor mee dishes go, Mr Meepok’s Signature Minced Meat Noodle dish did not blow me away, but I found it to be a reasonably priced dish given the varation of toppings that it came with.
I decided to compare the Signature Minced Meat Noodle with Mr Meepok’s regular Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (S$4), which was topped with sliced pork, minced pork, pork liver, meat balls and mushrooms.
The noodles tasted more or less the same as the Signature Minced Meat Noodle, albeit without any of the spice. The assortment of pork was a little dry.
Generally the Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle tasted average too, and I would much rather get the Signature Minced Meat Noodle for just S$1 more.
The Daily Noodle (S$6) was the most enticing dish on the menu. Given its simple name, I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was actually a mazesoba dish!
The Daily Noodle consisted of ramen noodles topped with minced pork, two slices of pork belly, an onsen egg and seaweed. Poking the onsen egg revealed a stunning flowy golden centre that oozed all over the noodles.
The noodles were bouncy and chewy, and were flavourful enough without being too salty. The onsen egg provided some creaminess to the dish. The minced meat was a unique addition that infused elements from a traditional bak chor mee dish into the Daily Bowl.
The slices of pork belly were a little tough and not as tender as I would have liked, but they were well-marinated with a meaty and umami flavour. The seaweed was a perfect garnish to the dish, giving the noodles an extra bit of Japanese flair.
I was impressed with Mr Meepok’s Daily Noodle, and for just S$6, it was certainly worth the price.
The final dish I tried was the Laksa (S$4), Mr Meepok’s take on a classic Singaporean dish. The portion of Laksa was quite generous, and the bowl consisted of white noodles, bean sprouts and cockles.
The laksa broth itself tasted a little one-dimensional. It was lacking the aroma of coconut milk and was not very robust or full-bodied. The other elements of the Laksa were pretty standard, and as a whole, I wasn’t too impressed by the Laksa.
Mr Meepok’s dishes were well priced, but personally I only found the Daily Noodle to be interesting enough for a second trip. While I wouldn’t travel back just to have these dishes again, I would get the Daily Noodle if I were in the area.
Expected damage: S$3.50 – S$6 per pax
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