Tai Wah Pork Noodle

It all began with one Tang Joon Teo, an early Chinese settler who, like many other destitute, wide-eyed but determined compatriots during his time bobbed across illimitable, oft-treacherous seas seeking better fortunes elsewhere - landed in Singapore he did, initially roving around hawking bak chor mee, before settling down into a coffeeshop at Hill Street circa 1939.

Long story short, second son Chay Seng inherited the business that is today's Michelin-starred Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, while youngest son Chai Chye separately opened Tai Wah Pork Noodle (reviewed herein); four decades on the latter has burgeoned to several stalls islandwide under the expansionist stewardship of third-generation successors Gerald and Jason Tang, with a bushel of Bib Gourmand honors (2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022) to show for it.

Sampling and thoughts:

Dry Minced Pork Noodles ($5/$7)

The dry minced pork noodles tentatively assayed turned out some below average farrago which left us interminably aghast: blandtard mee pok, leatherier than thou pig's liver, porcupinish pork balls, parsimoniously stuffed dumplings, and then there's 'em saliferous as hell ti poh aka fried sole momentarily concussing our papillae. Nope, nothing worked.....even the supposed "proprietary" chilli sauce miserably mizzled over was vanilla, or maybe french vanilla at best.

Screw you Monsieur Bibendum for your fallacious endorsement, seriously.

PS: We patronized its FoodHub (Bedok Central) outlet.

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with stall before visiting or ordering.

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Score: 4.3/10


Editor's Note: Tai Wah Pork Noodle shuttered its outlets at S-11 AMK 530 Food House and Koufu @ Tampines Mart in 2023.


Hong Lim Food Centre FoodHub (Bedok Central) J22 Eating House
531A Upper Cross Street, 209 New Upper Changi Road, 177 Toa Payoh Central,
#02-16 #01-633 #01-176
Singapore 051531 Singapore 460209 Singapore 310177

S-11 AMK 530 Food House Chang Cheng Mee Wah Chang Cheng Mee Wah
530 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 40 Holland Drive, 27 Bendemeer Road,
#01-2379 #01-39 #01-659
Singapore 560530 Singapore 270040 Singapore 330027

Chang Cheng Coffee United Chang Cheng Mee Wah Happy Hawkers
325 Woodlands Street 32, 293 Yishun Street 22, 739 Bedok Reservoir Road,
Singapore 730325 Singapore 760293 Singapore 470739

S-11 Siang Garden Food House Get Together Coffee Shop Happy Hawkers
107 Hougang Avenue 1, 2 Jalan Bukit Merah, 289c Compassvale Crescent,
#01-100 #01-5134 #01-01
Singapore 530107 Singapore 150002 Singapore 543289

Chang Cheng Mee Wah Koufu @ Tampines Mart Chang Cheng Mee Wah
727 Clementi West Street 2, 11 Tampines Street 32, 848 Yishun Street 81,
#01-232 #01-01 #01-136
Singapore 120727 Singapore 529287 Singapore 760848

Kimly Coffee Shop
65 Telok Blangah Drive,
Singapore 100065