Mee hoon kueh in Marsiling Lane Food Centre
Woodlands deserves a lot more credit for its food, rather than just the fact that it houses the checkpoint to Malaysia, with one such food enclave in Marsiling Lane Food Centre. Besides just their namesake, Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh also specialises in ban mian, sliced fish, and seafood soup too. I was curious to find out if one of the cheapest mee hoon kueh around Singapore would have an edge in taste over its competitors, so I had to drop by together with a dining companion.
Food at Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh
I’m a sucker for all things seafood, so I knew I had to bring on the Seafood Abalone Noodles ($6.80) first. For its price, they’re pretty generous with the ingredients, with four razor clams, three decently large prawns, and two baby abalones per bowl.
The sweet razor clams were juicy enough, while the fresh prawns lacked an unpleasant briny taste, though my lazy side wishes they were deshelled. The baby abalone was chewy, with a noticeable saltiness that reminds you of the sea. Nowadays, $6.80 might not necessarily get you as large a portion of liao as you do get here, so this is a treat particularly for those with voracious appetites.
Their star attraction, the Mee Hoon Kueh ($3) was a little underwhelming, but it definitely got the job done. The thicker and larger pieces of noodle were smooth and QQ enough, absorbing the savoury broth well.
You also get their standard ban mian toppings of minced pork, fried anchovies, runny egg, and spinach to go along too. My gripe with this is, on its own,