My friend said, “OMG OMG OMG I’m so excited to eat something other than prata here at Thomson with you. I always wanted to try all the other shops but always ended up eating the prata.”
Bak Chor Mee (BCM) only, need to be so excited meh? You throw a stone anywhere in Singapore also can hit a BCM hawker uncle.
We walked along the stretch and she asked which shop we should eat. I said, “of course the most people one.” I’m so typical Singaporean. See Queue only, think it’s good.
So we ate at Gao Feng, or High Winds. Seriously, $3 BCM with ABALONE. I wasn’t expecting much, but the abalone was actually quite chewy and tasty, and much better than the cardboard abalone from Jia Xiang Mian (remember the ad? “Jia Xiang Jia Xiang Jia Xiang? MIAN MIAN MIAN!”)
The noodles also came with the normal bak chor ingredients with an extra dumpling. Man, I love dumpling on my bak chor. Gives me the impression that I’m eating a lot. The chili they used in the noodles is slightly different, a darker colored chili with a more subtle and deeper spiciness. I think they fried the chili with shrimp paste. I cannot master the enthusiasm that Ratatouille has for the stall. I think it’s decent BCM but not the best I have. It lacks a certain wow-ness to it.
Fried dumplings. What you see is what you get. No surprises, but they were crispy without oily.
Gao Feng Abalone Minced Pork
246 Upper Thomson Road
Sun-Thu – 11am – 2am
Fri-Sat – 11am – 3am
Rating: 3.218/5 stars