Look at that rich gravy, generously poured over the noodles, and topped with chilli, garlic, vinegar, and many other garnishes. Every ingredient combines with the others so well to create this amazing bowl of Lor Mee.
I can see you drooling… Fret not! I am about to share this bowl of deliciousness with you.
Here’s another photo to whet your appetite before I begin my rant about my all time favorite hawker fare, Lor Mee.
The Lor Mee is sold at 3 prices, ($2.50, $3, $3.50) and are served in colour coded bowls, red, green and yellow respectively. This is the first time I have eaten Lor Mee with so many toppings, all of which enhanced the dish. There was charsiew, crunchy fried bits of flour, braised pork meat, fish cakes.. absolutely delicious, and these toppings help differentiate it from the others. But that’s not all! The “lor” or gravy, is another winner, the gravy is thick, yet smooth and flavorful, without being overly gloopy (if you get my drift). The gravy is the right kind of savory, and is not too overpowering that you would get tired of it halfway through the meal. I savoured every mouthful of noodles, enjoying the different textures from the various ingredients, whilst slurping up the hot, mouthwatering gravy.
You may ask, which is better? The Bukit Purmei Lor Mee or the renown Old Airport Road Lor Mee? Well, the two Lor Mee’s are different despite being the same dish, and both are delicious in their own unique way. Honestly, with two highly skilled hawkers with different cooking styles, you simply can’t choose between the two. Its like asking me to choose between Yakult and Vitagen, both similar yet different products. Of course, the one you prefer is up to your personal preference.. but both are winners to me. (On a side note, the Bukit Purmei Lor Mee is starchier than the one at Old Airport Road, so if you’re watching your waistline, you know what to do!)
Also, its time for a special feature!
Our beloved Pandan waffle commonly found at any old school bakery!
Just a stone’s throw away from the Lor Mee stall, this old school bakery sells amazing pandan waffles. Maybe I was simply hungry while waiting for my food to come, but it is one of the best pandan waffles I’ve eaten. I followed my nose towards the tantalizing smell of freshly baked goods, only to see A WAFFLE STATION! Without hesitation, I ordered my usual peanut butter waffle and watched them make my waffle while attempting to hold in my drool. The smell was so fragrant, service was prompt, the pricing was affordable, and the taste was great. The waffle was moist yet crunchy on the surface, and it was thick and fluffy, and just dense enough for my liking. What’s more, the waffle was slathered in peanut butter, which was oozing out as it melted in the freshly made waffle.
This is a must try! Especially while you’re waiting for your glorious bowl of Lor Mee to arrive.
Rating: 8.75/10 (both Lor Mee and Waffle)
Lor Mee (Bukit Purmei)
Blk 109, Bukit Purmei Road
From 7am till 3.30pm
Closed on Mondays