Residing in Teck Ghee Food Centre, Shi Xian only sells mee siam and mee rebus for a mere $ 2.50 per bowl. You can top up 50¢ for a larger portion, but I reckon the $ 2.50 is just right for breakfast. Run by a Chinese couple, Shi Xian has been around for more than 40 years! The lady boss shared that even their chilli is made in-house daily to ensure consistency. It’s a lot of hard work but the long queue in front of the stall shows that the couple’s hard work pays off!
We got a bowl of each ($ 3 version because we were hungry). The lady boss cooked the dish in front of us and asked if we wanted the lime to be squeezed in. The food is served in iconic orange bowls so you can look around and see how many people are enjoying the mee siam or mee rebus too!
The mee siam is an ensemble of sliced eggs, rice vermicelli, a delicious homemade stock, and a dollop of chilli. The rich stock coated the vermicelli really well. The flavours were well balanced and the citrus notes from the lime made the dish even more appetite-whetting. There’s nothing extra special about their mee siam, but everything just worked together really well to make this one superb bowl that we gobbled up in no time.
The mee rebus was also very well executed. The luscious gravy complemented the smooth noodles well. I thought that the eggs went really well with the gravy as well. I don’t know what it was but the thick yellow noodles and the creamy gravy was a really alluring combination. I think Shi Xian is better known for their mee siam, but I preferred their mee rebus.
For those who enjoy a spicy kick in their food, remember to blend in the potent homemade chilli paste.
The queue at Shi Xuan never ends so be prepared to queue!
Address: #01-24, Blk 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 409 Ang Mo Kio Market & Food Centre, Singapore 560409
Opening Hours: 7am to 1230pm daily. Closed every Monday and Tuesday.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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