Beeps had told me about this place eons ago, but I only recently made the trip down south to a coffeeshop hidden away in the sleepy suburban township of Bukit Purmei. Widely touted as one of the best lor mee in Singapore, I arrived one afternoon to find a 10-min-long queue of customers. In additon to their classic lor mee ($3) loaded with half an egg, fishcake, braised pork belly, fish nuggets, wantons and ngoh hiang, they have a premium selection for those who love their fish nuggets (+$2), wantons (+$1) or ngoh hiang (+$1). Or the glutton option with extras of everything.
I like fish nuggets and opted for the Crispy Fried Fish Lor Mee ($5), a bowl towering with the crunchy morsels. The gravy was sumptuous and robust, punctuated with copious lashings of black vinegar, homemade chilli sambal and pepper. I laid off the raw garlic and parsley but my galfriend loaded hers for extra oomph.
The lor mee is indeed superb, freshly made ingredients that were in plentiful supply, drenched in a rich and starchy gravy that made all the difference.
Although the lor mee here is nameless, it's easily distinguishable from the other stalls in the coffeeshop by its long queue of customers.
109 Bukit Purmei Road
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 7.30am to 3.30pm; Closed Mondays