Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shark's Meat Nuggets Lor Mee (Tiong Bahru, Singapore)


The famous Lor Mee 178 at Tiong Bahru Market.

I arrived at 4:30pm - no queue and not yet sold out.  Bingo.
For $2.50, you can get a pretty darn decent lor mee here.  For $3.00 you can have that with "shark nuggets", that is, shark's meat fritters (the meat, not the fin - and no, it's not from an endangered breed of shark).  The salty fritters stay crisp even after being soaked in the gravy and the meat is moist in the center.  Shark's meat is not particularly unusual tasting by any standard.  It has the consistency of barramundi, and when the shark's meat is covered in fried batter, most of us wouldn't be the wiser.


I then waddled over to Jian Bo Shui Kueh a few stalls down.  It is hands down, my favorite chwee kueh stall in Singapore.  I got 6 pieces for $1.80 -- all for ME!

Lor Mee 178
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
30 Seng Poh Road #02-58, Singapore 168898
Open Daily: 6am - 930pm
(Closed on Wed)

Jian Bo Shui Kueh
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
30 Seng Poh Road #02-05, Singapore 168898
Open Daily: 630am - 11pm


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