Save these 15 places for the best Hokkien mee in Singapore

By Celestine Tan May 20, 2024
Save these 15 places for the best Hokkien mee in Singapore
Photos (clockwise from left): @george.kooi/Instagram, @ivanbotakyong/Instagram, YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee/Instagram, @msginginly/Instagram

If you’re ever in a pickle trying to choose between a soupy or dry noodle dish, we have the perfect solution for you — Hokkien mee (or Hokkien noodles) in Singapore is a dish comprising wok-fried yellow and rice noodles that come with just the right amount of “soupiness” to it. We daresay, a hokkien mee dish is one of the most harmonious union of soup and dry that you’ll be able to find among hawker options here. 

The champion of this dish is clearly the prawns: Hokkien mee in Singapore is known for its sweet, briny flavour that comes from hours of boiling prawn heads and shells to concoct the layered broth that coats the noodles. Usual ingredients for the dish also include squid, pork and eggs all coming together in a wonderful medley of textures and flavours.

If you’re on the hunt for shirmp-ly good noodles, here are 15 places where you can find some of the best hokkien mee in Singapore.

1. Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee

19 Toa Payoh Lorong 7, 01-264
Open: Thursday to Tuesday (11am to 3pm)

Hokkien mee
A S$6 portion comes with two medium sized prawns. Photo: @yongkaiiii/Instagram

Why visit? This is one storefront you will not miss, with the titular Hokkien man’s profile photo emblazoned on the stall’s bright yellow signboard. Opened in 2019 by ex-Les Amis sous chef Xavier Neo and his wife, Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee is a culmination of years of culinary practice across his professional and personal endeavours.

The Michelin-recommended Hokkien mee here is prepared with a rich and sweet stock and has a good amount of wetness to it, while the noodles still retain a good bite. We think it could do with a little more wok hei (a smoky flavour derived from wok frying)  for a little more oomph but overall, this is a yummy plate of noodles that’s worth a try if you love your Hokkien noodles. 

Crowd favourites: A plate of Hokkien mee here starts from S$6. You can get a bigger serving at S$10 or S$15 which doesn’t just come with more noodles but an incremental amount of prawns and squid that’ll be great for sharing.

2. Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee

Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, 02-27, 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (8.30am to 2pm)

Hokkien mee
A beautiful mess of noodles. Photo: @thrastagram/Instagram

Why visit? If you’re in Toa Payoh and in search of this store, make sure you know it by its colloquial name — Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee is endearingly known to its regulars as “tian tian lai” (or literally “come daily” in Chinese). The stall goes back a long way, having been around since 1968, but it rose to prominence having been recently featured in the Michelin guide, and for good reason, too.

Its decades-old Hokkien noodles are the right combination of soupy, eggy, and umami-laden all at the same time. With its popularity, you can expect a long waiting time here so do come down as early as possible to guarantee yourself a plate of this goodness.

Crowd favourites: The Hokkien mee from this stall features S$5, S$8 and S$10 options. If you find yourself stuck in a long queue, it just makes sense to order more rather than less once it reaches your turn!

3. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee

Tiong Bahru Market, 02-01, 30 Seng Poh Road
Open: Tuesday to Saturday (10.30am to 2.30pm, 4.30pm to 6pm)

Hokkien mee
Truly a plate of goodness you have to try. Photo: @henbaohen.bao/Instagram

Why visit? Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee is a consistent Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee and an age-old gem in Tiong Bahru Market. The Hokkien mee here is the perfect balance of wet and dry, and comes with a generous serving of ingredients of juicy prawns, squid and strips of pork. Have this with its homemade chilli for an extra kick. 

The queues here are long, especially during lunchtime but the Hokkien mee is cooked in batches (instead of plate by plate) so the queue moves along quickly. While waiting, take in the sight of Hokkien mee being skillfully tossed in a large wok by the crew, it’ll help you better appreciate the flavours later on. 

Crowd favourites: There is only one dish sold at this stall so ordering is straightforward — prices for Hokkien mee here have been kept as affordable as possible, starting at just S$5 for a plate.

4. You Fu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle

Golden Mile Food Centre, 01-57, 505 Beach Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (10.30am to 10.30pm)

780 Woodlands Crescent
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (10.30am to 9pm)

Hokkien mee
A glistening plate of goodness. Photo: YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle/Instagram

Why visit? You Fu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles is the brainchild of young hawkers, which isn’t a common occurrence for a dish that’s deemed as a tad more “traditional” and laborious. The scrumptious broth used to cook these noodles is boiled for a good eight hours and the end product boasts an impressive dose of wok hei.

I’ve got to admit that I’ve a weakness for the right ratio of thick and thin noodles mixed together and You Fu does just that to perfection. The pieces of chunky, crispy and flavourful pork lard on the side make all the difference in the world as well.

Crowd favourites: Its Hokkien mee starts from S$6 and goes up to S$10, depending on the size you’d prefer. You can also choose to add noodles for S$1, additional ingredients for S$2 or an extra egg at S$0.80 — customise it to your heart’s content.

5. Yang Zhou Hokkien Sotong Mee

40 Beo Crescent, 01-16
Open: Saturday to Thursday (10am to 6pm)

Hokkien mee
Hurry up and eat this, prawn-to. Photo: @ivyvyyunru/Instagram

Why visit? This store has a storied history, having housed the famed OG Hokkien Mee from Beo Crescent that was well-known for being fried over charcoal — just ask any older foodies and they’ll unanimously agree that that was one of the best Hokkien mee of Singapore

While the owners of the OG stall have since officially retired, heralding the end of an era, the stallholder that took over retained the exact same stall name — Yang Zhou — which its predecessors bore. 

The current store therefore has nothing to do with the original owner, and while its hokkien mee differs from the OG, fortunately it still holds its own and continues to delight the patrons of Beo Crescent. 

Crowd favourites: One of the more reasonably priced Hokkien mees around, you’d get a decent sized serving starting at just S$5.50.

6. Mian Wang 1971

537 Bukit Batok Street 52
Open: Tuesday to Friday (10.45am to 2.45pm, 5.30pm to 8pm), Saturday and Sunday (10.45am to 2.45pm)

Hokkien mee
Who would have known that hokkien mee could look so vibrant? Photo: @whatoeatagain/Instagram

Why visit? Serving up Hokkien mee with a modern twist, Mian Wang 1971 is where you will find hokkien mee that’s splendidly plated up for the contemporary crowd with trendy variations that somehow work. 

Here, aside from the usual squid, prawns and pork, you can opt for other proteins to complement your Hokkien mee, such as salted calamari, braised pork, seafood or sambal lala, or crispy chicken cutlet, Embellishments aside, the Hokkien mee here is definitely up to the mark — a delectable plate of wok hei goodness that’s full of flavour. 

Crowd favourites: A standard plate of Hokkien mee starts from S$4.50 and costs up to S$8. If you’re up for something different, try its salted egg calamari hokkien mee (S$7), which might sound a tad too savoury but somehow makes a great pairing.

7. Bedok Corner Hokkien Fried Squid Prawn Mee

Bedok Corner Food Centre, 01-29, 1 Bedok Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 8.30pm)

Hokkien mee
Can you even tell that this hokkien mee is cooked without pork? Photo: @henbaohen.bao/Instagram

Why visit? Bedok Corner Hokkien Fried Squid Prawn Mee is a standout on this list for one main reason — it’s halal-certified. Despite not being cooked with any fatty pork or lard bits as traditional hokkien mee usually is, it’s a spectacular plate of noodles flavoured with a rich and aromatic seafood broth.

The star of the show here is, without a doubt, its sambal, which has received high praise. The homemade sambal belachan provides the perfect kick of spice to go with your noodles.

Crowd favourites: There’s serving sizes of Hokkien mee for everyone here, with prices ranging from between S$5 to S$12. 

8. Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee

409 AMK Market and Food Centre, 01-34, 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (4pm to 10.30pm)

Hokkien mee
Lime and a good sambal chilli is something that hokkien mee cannot go without. Photo:

Why visit? Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee has been a go-to for years if you’re seeking out solid neighbourhood Hokkien mee options in Singapore. Given its enduring popularity and convenient location in the bustling Ang Mo Kio, you can expect some waiting time here. However, it does take pre-orders via phone for takeaways so that may help to save some time. 

The noodles here are gooey (coated with a robust broth), savoury and tasty with a good amount of ingredients. Don’t forget to pile on the lime and chili!

Crowd favourites: Options available start from S$5 and go up to S$7 for its classic Hokkien mee

9. Hoe Hokkien Mee

North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre, 01-93, 861 North Bridge Road
Open: Monday to Saturday (8am to 4.30pm)

Hokkien mee
This would definitely be a good choice for those who prefer their Hokkien mee wetter. Photo: @george.kooi/Instagram

Why visit? Unlike most other options we’ve featured so far, Hoe Hokkien Mee serves up Hokkien mee that isn’t just wet, it’s literally sitting in broth. If you are a lover of soupy and saucy fried Hokkien mee, this is the place for you. 

Aside from its no-holds-barred approach to wet Hokkien mee, this spot is also known for its extremely generous portions where ingredients such as egg and crispy lard are also liberally piled on. 

Crowd favourites: A small plate portion costs S$5.50, and can go up to S$12 for a large plate of Hokkien mee — whichever you choose, your belly will certainly be well filled. 

10. Li Xing Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, 02-132, 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Open: Monday to Wednesday, Friday (11.30am to 8pm), Saturday and Sunday (11am to 8pm)

Hokkien mee
Any squid lovers out there? Photo: @ henbaohen.bao /Instagram

Why visit? There are a few Hokkien mee stalls in Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre but Li Xing Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee takes our pick for its rich prawn stock, generous servings and wok hei. We like that it is generous with its spring onion; it’s always good to get some greens in.

There is even the option of having fried Hokkien crayfish mee instead of the usual prawn mee — now, this is what we call elevating the dish, indeed!

Crowd favourites: The standard fried Hokkien prawn mee which is the main choice amongst patrons starts at S$5. If you want to treat yourself, opt for its fried Hokkien crayfish mee which starts at an affordable S$5, too.

11. Ho Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles

Mayflower Market & Food Centre, 01-39, 162 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
Open: Monday to Friday (6am to 7pm), Saturday (6am to 2pm)

Hokkien mee
Not a conventional breakfast but it’s too good to say no to. Photo: @ng_say_tiong/Instagram

Why visit? Ho Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles is a bit of a hidden gem located at Mayflower Market & Food Centre that prides itself in its years of experience in stir-frying up a mouth-watering plate of hokkien mee. 

You definitely won’t be disappointed by the wok hei at this stall, with some strands of noodles sporting a nice char even. Beehoon lovers, you’ll also be glad to know that this store serves up its plates with a decent ratio of yellow noodles to rice noodles to bee hoon. If that doesn’t already get you salivating, the prawns it uses are fresh and succulent. Top that all off with delicious, crispy pork lard and shiok, spicy sambal, and you get a masterpiece of a dish that’ll keep you coming back for more. 

Crowd favourites: Choose between a S$5 or S$8 portion for its fried Hokkien prawn noodles. Its serving is already very generous, but if you’re up for more, you can request to add ingredients from just S$2 onwards, or add more noodles by adding on just S$1. 

12. Hilltop Hokkien Mee

Taman Jurong Food Centre, 03-170, 3 Yung Sheng Road
Open: Monday to Friday (10.30am to 7pm), Saturday and Sunday (10.30am to 8pm)

Hokkien mee
A lusciously moist plate of hokkien mee. Photo: Ah Hon/Facebook

Why visit? Smokey and wet is how you would describe the Hokkien mee served up at Hilltop Hokkien Mee, a gem of a location in the far west. Make that trek and you’ll be rewarded with a tantalising plate of noodles topped with a little pile of crispy fried lard.

The Hokkien mee here comes with big and fresh prawns, accompanied by sizable pork belly slices and is doused in a tangy chilli that goes perfectly with the noodles.

Crowd favourites: Ordering is simple and straightforward: A small plate of fried hokkien mee costs S$5 while a big plate costs S$7. 

13. Geylang Lorong 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee

936 East Coast Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (12pm to 8pm)

Hokkien mee
Those big, juicy prawns are calling out to us. Photo: @juliuslim/Instagram

Why visit? Charcoal and Hokkien mee together? Say no more. But before you dig into this smokey plate of Hokkien mee, here’s a little bit of Hokkien mee history: Geylang Lorong 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee’s founder and veteran hawker Alex See passed on in 2022 after 23 years in the business. 

Shortly after, the shop had to relocate in 2023 due to rising rental costs. The stall’s legacy is continued by the owner’s daughter Penny See and her husband, both of whom aim to work the wok as well as the late Alex See. The second-generation owners still stick to using charcoal when frying the noodles, because doing it the conventional way just doesn’t taste the same — we concur wholeheartedly.

Crowd favourites: A plate of Hokkien mee starts from S$6, which can be a bit higher than average, but the effort of frying these noodles on a charcoal stove and its resulting taste more than makes up for the slight premium. 

If you’re up for a huge sharing platter, you can even order a S$20 portion to make your time and trip down more worthwhile.  

14. Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee

Multiple outlets islandwide   
Open: Operating hours vary across stores.

Hokkien mee
The Original Simon Road Hokkien mee is best enjoyed with two special types of chilli. Photo: @scrambleggg/Instagram

Why visit? Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee currently has four stalls operating in the heartlands of Singapore: Hougang, Boon Keng, Toa Payoh and Telok Blangah. If you are somewhere near those areas and are craving a solid plate of Hokkien noodles, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

What stands out here at Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee is how it has two different variations of homemade chilli to go along with that plate of goodness — a zesty, spicy belachan infused with lime, and a fragrant, sweet sambal. Having both chillis with your noodles will guarantee an explosion of flavours! And lest you think that’s all the customisation you need to do, you also get to top your Hokkien mee with however much lard you want.

Crowd favourites: The price for a small serving of hokkien mee starts at S$5 and goes up to S$10. You have the option of adding ingredients for S$3.

15. Chuan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

151 Bedok Reservoir Road
Open: Thursday to Tuesday (11pm to 8pm)

Hokkien mee
Look at that generous amount of pork belly and lard. Photo: @ henbaohen.bao/Instagram

Why visit? Chuan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is a gem of the east — the Hokkien mee here is chock full of ingredients, and undeniably fragrant and smokey. 

The Hokkien mee here leans more towards the drier side, but you can still pick up the flavour of the broth through the noodles. The sambal belachan chilli here packs quite the punch, so it’ll definitely appeal to the spice lovers. If you don’t take too well to spice, you’ve been warned.  

Crowd favourites: A small serving of fried Hokkien prawn mee here starts from S$6 and goes up to S$9. You can choose to have an additional serving of prawns, squid or pork belly for S$3 for each type of ingredient. 

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All of the stores, except Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee, Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee, Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee, You Fu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle and Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee, are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.

Do explore the GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.  

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Celestine Tan


Celestine has a few big loves in life — family, writing and good yet value-for-money food. A perfect combination is when she gets to hunt for yummy food with her family, then write about it.

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