Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle 添南兴肉脞面

Boon knew I was sick and wanted to bring me for some tonic nutrition but they were washing up the stalls (they occupy two!) when we arrived 20 minutes before their closing hours. I guess business was so good that day, they’d sold out!

We walked around Kaki Bukit 511 Market and Food Centre and Boon remembered a friend, who lives in Bedok, saying that the minced pork noodle here was just as good if not better than the famous minced pork noodle soup (Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian) at Fengshan Market & Food Centre (Blk 85 Bedok). Since most of the stalls were closed for business that night, it was around midnight, we decided to try it as there wasn’t much choice anyway.

This was the second stall I have eaten Bak Chor Mee Soup in my entire life. Big deal! Hahaha…

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle Stall

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle

Minced Pork Noodle – S$4 (with dumplings).

We had the S$4 portions as it came with dumplings. The S$3 portion do not.

About a week later, Steven, my macro kaki, met up with Boon and I when we went back to Kaki Bukit Food Centre (FC) for our tonic meal. We discussed about what’s nice to eat in this FC and mentioned Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle. He felt that S$4 is overpriced for this noodle soup in a heartlander’s estate. While Boon agrees, he also said he’d rather pay a little more since there’s no long wait comparing to Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian. I did not know the price difference until I got home and dug my old photos. Only then do I realised that Xing Ji’s price starts at S$2.50 with more pork balls and Tian Nan Xing’s starts at S$3. Fifty cents is a lot of difference for the average income earners in Singapore especially when the two food centres are so nearby.

As for me, I do not live in Bedok so to eat Bak Chor Mee at either food centre is a purposeful trip. And if I have to make one, it will be Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle 添南兴肉脞面. The soup was more tasty and less oily. Tian Nan Xing has chilli padi, yay!!! Both the meaty dumplings and mee kia (egg noodles) had good texture but alas, the meagre amount (total dish portion and number of meatballs and btw, there’s no minced pork) was a tad unreasonable. It would be great if they had included dumplings at S$3 so we could upsize for S$4, lol…

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle 添南兴肉脞面
Address: Kaki Bukit 511 Market and Food Centre.
#01-10, 511 Bedok North Street 3.
Singapore 460511.

Happy eating and bonding 🙂

Click here to see Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian 兴记肉脞面 post.

And click here to see Bedok 85 Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian 兴记肉脞面 post.

2 Responses to “Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle 添南兴肉脞面”
  1. Glad you are feeling better …
    liked the chutzpah in this post …
    Love, hugs and looking for some more fine dining.

    • Sam Han says:

      Hahaha, maybe being sick has turned me grouchy and demanding. Learnt a new word from you! Fine dining is out as I am still having flu (running nose) and I wouldn’t want to wear a facial mask to a restaurant. Thank you for you well wishes Michael. It’s our National Day weekend 🙂

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