Top 10 Best Lor Mee in Singapore
Lor mee isn’t one of the more globally prestigious Singaporean dishes, however, Singaporeans love this Hokkien dish with season pressed, clingy sauce and springy broad noodles. Generally, fried fish bits were added to Lor Mee, however now numerous changed it with fried batter. Tropika Club aggregated rankings or “ranking of rankings” compared from the following sources to further ascertain the final rankings. This is further refined using the TripAdvisor rankings to decide between the position in case there is a tie. Read on to find out where are the Top 10 Best Lor Mee in Singapore.This is updated to 2021 edition.
- 1. Jue Dai Lor Mee
- 2. Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee
- 3. Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee
- 4. Chia Bee Lor Mee
- 5. Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee
- 6. Feng Zhen Lor Mee
- 7. Soon Lee Lor Mee
- 8. 178 Lor Mee
- 9. Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee
- 10. Ah Ma Lor Mee
- 11. Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee
- 12. Tiong Bahru Lor Mee
- 13. Hai Tang Lor Mee
- 14. Soon Heng Lor Mee
- 15. Keng Heng Teochew Lor Mee
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1. Jue Dai Lor Mee
Introduction: A stall at Ci Yuan Hawker Centre with its famous starchy Hokkien delicacy. This offshoot branch is currently being managed by the owner himself.
Offerings: Jue Dai Lor Mee’s traditional lor mee comes with braised pork belly, yam roll, shredded fried fish and half a hard-boiled egg. Its gravy is lightly fragrant from the spices used in the cooking and wisps of stirred-in beaten egg give the dish a pleasing appearance. It is starchy enough to cling to the flat yellow noodles, making them slurp-worthy.
Location: 51 Hougang Ave 9, #01-13 Ci Yuan Hawker Centre, Singapore 538776
2. Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee
Introduction: Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee which is listed in the “Michelin Plate”, and appears to be the most under-the-radar, located on the second floor at Amoy Street Food Centre. The stall was originally from Boon Tat Street, and there appears to be a change in ownership. They used to occupy two stalls (now one).
Offerings: Strong five-spice flavoured Lor and deep-fried fish nuggets. The lor or gravy is simmered for many hours with spices, meat stock, egg whites and corn starch to give it a viscous consistency. The key mee used is the flat yellow noodles, though some stalls will do their variations and customers can choose kway teow, bee hoon, or a mixture.
Location: 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-79/80 Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Contact: +65 6291 1439
3. Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee
Introduction: Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee – a restaurant from the 2019 MICHELIN Guide Singapore. The MICHELIN inspectors’ point of view which serves flat noodles cooked al dente with a strongly seasoned soup. Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong focuses on perfecting the key elements of Lor Mee, creating a bowl of Lor Mee that is hard to beat!
Offerings: Delicate flavourful Lor with a generous amount of fried snapper fish flakes. The fish flakes, with its fresh and clean taste going well with the sauce’s deep umami.
The addition of vinegar, chilli sauce and minced garlic is what takes Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong’s already stellar sauce to legendary status.
Location: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-116, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 6471 2841
4. Chia Bee Lor Mee
Introduction: Popular coffee shop stall selling Lor Mee, known for their past-midnight opening hours, affordable prices in central Singapore.A well-known spot for supper, especially among taxi drivers.
Offerings: Offer excellent deep-fried shark fish fritters. Every bowl of Chia Bee Lor Mee (from $4) is served with braised pork belly, braised egg, fishcake, bean sprouts and Chinese parsley, laced with lots of minced garlic, sambal chilli and black vinegar; while the medium-bodied ‘lor’ carries a subtle hint of spice.
Location: 10 North Bridge Road, Singapore 190010
Contact: +65 8366 4679
5. Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee
Introduction: The only stall that is serving their Lor Mee with fried shredded yam and that is why they called it the Special Lor Mee.
Offerings: Come with a substantial portion of yellow flat noodles with ngor hiang, fishcake and braised meat. Unlike the typical fried fish nuggets, fried shredded yam is rather special and its crispiness has added a crunchy texture.
Location: #01-49, 93 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310093
Contact: +65 8233 0721
6. Yew Tee Lor Mee (Formerly Feng Zhen Lor Mee)
Introduction: The Lor Mee is very tasty and the toppings are generous at Yew Tee Lor Mee (recentlly rebranded from Feng Zhen Lor Mee). The recipe is made by the owner herself.
Offerings: Special for the generous amount of ingredients and toppings like fried Ngoh Hiang meatballs, prawn rolls, hand made fried pork balls and fish meat. The goopy, thick and starchy gravy far exceeded expectations, especially after mixing in a generous dose of zingy vinegar and everything on the spoon. Explaining exactly how that tasted is a little tricky, considering how it was a combination of sweet, sour, savoury and spicy.
Location: 787B Choa Chu Kang Drive Singapore 682787
7. Soon Lee Lor Mee
Introduction: Started the stall since the 1970s and used to start a business from 7 pm. The stall has now changed its operating hours to start from noon till late evening. You’ll get to enjoy your Lor Mee during lunch now!
Offerings: Soon Lee Lor Mee is different, it has an old-school taste. By using good quality noodles that able to absorb the sauce well. comes with handmade ngor hiang uses shredded yams. Besides, it also served with plain hard-boiled eggs and not the usual braised eggs.
Location: Blk 79 Circuit Road, #01-07, 370079
Contact: +65 9298 0115
8. 178 Lor Mee
Introduction: Lor Mee 178 has been listed in Singapore’s Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate” (not “star”) for quite a several years, previously also frequently featured in local television food programmes.
Offerings: 178’s noodles are served in a smooth, balanced braised gravy together with braised pork, sliced fish cake and crispy batter, topped with classic Lor Mee condiments like minced garlic, sambal chilli, sliced chilli and Chinese celery.Special for deep-fried shark fish nuggets
Location: 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-23 Tiong Bahru Market & Food CentreSingapore 168898
9. Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee
Introduction: Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee has been around for over 20 years in Hainanese Village, even before the market and food centre was renovated about a decade back. Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee always sells out before closing time, despite their already short opening hours.
Offerings: Ah Soo Lor Mee doesn’t offer any fried items in their lor mee, their use of tender braised duck meat instead of mackerel is what makes them so popular!
Location: 105 Hougang Ave 1, #02-51, Singapore 530105
10. Ah Ma Lor Mee
Introduction: Established Since 1988. Ah Ma Lor Mee is helmed by the third generation of Feng Zhen Lor Mee (Taman Jurong) – one of the famous Lor Mee stalls in Singapore which began operations at Jurong West in 1988 and is still selling at Taman Jurong today.
Offerings: A good amount of lor bak, white fish flakes, egg and fried meatball. Beyond just a myriad of ingredients, what makes a delicious lor mee is the gravy which must be viscous and flavourful.
Location: 328 Clementi Ave 2, Singapore 120329
Contact: +65 8288 0810
11. Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee
Introduction: Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee (福惠云吞面•卤面) is located at a nondescript small coffee shop within the HDB estate in Bishan. The Outlet has been at Bishan for years and has already gained its reputation to many for having tried.
Offerings: Thick broth of soup with a touch of vinegar and their noodles are a handful. Their crispy fish, that they used to put on top of the lor mee as a garnish.
Location: 150A Bishan Street 11, Singapore 571150
12. Tiong Bahru Lor Mee
Introduction: Tiong Bahru Lor Mee has voted the best Lor Mee by Chef Austen Ong. Using only the freshest ingredients, it is cooked with love & passion to satisfy your craving for. With more than 50 years of history, Tiong Bahru Lor Mee uses their very own secret recipe to put together soup that is so savoury that leaves you craving for more. Coupled with our using only the freshest ingredients, they offer their customers a wonderful taste adventure!
Offerings: Known for their signature thick savoury braised sauce that’s laced with spices and topped with plenty of chopped garlic. Every bowl of noodles comes with ingredients such as slices of braised pork, braised egg, ngoh hiang.
Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-124 Old Airport Road Food CentreSingapore 390051
13. Hai Tang Lor Mee
Introduction: Hai Tang Lor Mee serves Chinese and Singaporean cuisine. Their delicious Lor Mee is a must-try. Come and visit them with your friends and family!
Offerings: Balanced Lor with a sweet-savoury profile and a large variety of ingredients including youtiao and mushrooms.
Location: #02-14 Blk159, Mei Chin Rd, 140159
14. Soon Heng Lor Mee
Introduction: Popular hawker stall offering one of the most affordable Lor Mee. Soon Heng’s gravy is thick and luxurious, boasting a sticky, gooey quality that is crucial for a good bowl of lor mee. The noodles are cooked to springy perfection; each strand coated with that delicious sauce. Toppings are aplenty, add a little bit of chilli and you’ll have yourself a stunning bowl of lor mee!
Offerings: A variety of fried ingredients like ngoh hiang, fried wanton, sliced braised pork belly, sliced fish cake, braised egg and fried fish nuggets, all in a thick, savoury lor mee gravy.
Location: 38A Beo Crescent, #01-84 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, Singapore 169982
Contact: +65 8339 0878
15. Keng Heng Teochew Lor Mee
Introduction: Traditional Teochew Lor Mee with a flavorful kick. It has a unique and fresh taste. They are originally located at Whampoa Drive Food centre. Then, they moved to Lucky Plaza Food Center (Orchard) #B1-99, where they started to get a lot of loyal and supportive customers’ repeat patronage. Currently, they have moved to Golden Mile Food Center #01-63, where they also managed to clinch the King of Kings award (王中王) from the 5th Season hawker centre delicacies award 2012.
Offerings: Their lor mee is a traditional Teochew version where braised eggs are omitted and where there is more emphasis on braised pork and less sweetness in the gravy. Add in liberal heaps of sambal belachan, raw garlic and vinegar on top of the bowl, so when mixing everything well, will get a complex taste of all those flavours as well as the light stock flavour coming from the fairly starchy and sticky gravy.
Location: 505 Beach Rd, #01-63, Singapore 199583
Contact: +65 9844 4853
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