Friday, August 2, 2013

Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Hor Fun, Hong Lim

Met a friend, who is/was interning at the AGC, for lunch - and we went to Hong Lim which is really a treasure trove of good food. There's just so much good food here that one becomes really spoilt for choice - ranging from the Ah Heng Duck Rice, to Outram Park CKT, to prawn noodles, to Heng Kee curry mee, to Ah Kow Bak Chor Mee, to a branch of Tai Hwa, to a famous wonton noodle, and hey even Lee Kheong Roasted Delicacy has moved to Hong Lim! There were just so many options that it was frankly too much!

In the end, we went with Tuck Kee Ipoh Hor Fun which is widely renowned as one of the best in the business. And it's not hard to tell why - the gravy is rich with umami and seafood flavours and very "light" and still flavourful; all the ingredients were fresh. The ipoh hor fun was soft and rather slivery with a good smooth texture. Crayfish was fresh - tick. Prawns were also fresh. The addition of the fried shallots really livens up the entire plate. And the chilli was also very agreeable and blended well with the rich seafood gravy. Overall, still one of the best plates of Ipoh Hor Fun ever. (8.75/10)

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