One of the most well known Bak Chor mee in town is Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee in Crawford Lane. It started from Hill Street in 1932, moved to Marina Square in 1986 and finally Crawford Lane in 2005.I have not been to Tai Hwa for at least 6 years so it's time return since I had not blog about it yet.
According to Teochew Ah Pa, the price has gone up with inflation. Now the smallest bowl is $5 and we ordered 3 bowls of dry BCM, 2 Mee Kia and 1 Mee Pok. The queue is of course, very long as always.
Alas, the much-awaited BCM came up and yes, it was the same old taste that we've had previously. It does not hold back on vinegar and seasonings, and thus give a satisfying kick which lures you back for more.
No pork lard but crispy pieces of flatfish still works for us. My family love our BCM the spicy way but their plain version is equally competent. You can self service to more vinegar if you like.
That said, we noted a problem this time round. Too much sodium in the wanton dumplings and also noodles. I did not remember the food being so heavily seasoned the last time (or my memory must be failing......) But it could also be this distinctive taste or重口味 that keeps the business going so well after many years.
Indeed, we got thirsty hours after the meal. But well, once-in-a-blue-moon bowl of comforting and satisfying Bak Chor Mee won't hurt too much.
Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465 (Nearest to Lavender MRT)