I'd heard good things about the mee pok at the Good Good Eating House. But because they sell out by mid afternoon, we only got to try it over the weekend. We walked over in the blistering morning sun for a late-ish breakfast, because we'd heard that parking was scarce. That's one thing about staying in this area. Parking is in little supply everywhere except for The Grandstand (formerly known as Turf City), and even so, there's no place with sheltered parking so if it rains, we're kind of stuck ordering home delivery if we aren't up to getting wet.
I'd read that this so-called "original" is allegedly not to be and they are imitators of the actual original in the east, but in all honesty, who cares? I'm not too concerned who's the original or copycat, as long as the food's good. Free market competition ftw! There's a reason why patents only last 20 years man.
The Mee Pok ($3.50) arrived with the plainest of ingredients, to my consternation. It just looked bare and unappetizing. This was a case of The Ugly Duckling though, as it turned out quite delicious. From the fresh tender pork and crunchy clear beansprouts to the al dente egg noodles and kickass sambal chilli, it had an uncomplicated old-school quality that titillated.There was nothing fancy schmansy about it. The ingredients were simple and plain, and so was the seasoning (they relied only on the awesome tear-inducing chilli). But, everything was fresh and there was this clean clear flavour to it that was very appealing to the Teochew side of me.
Original Jln Tua Kong 132 Mee Pok
Good Good Eating House
24 Sixth Ave
Open by 9am daily till food runs out around 2.30pm