It's a good thing to surround oneself with friends who've good taste; foodie ones alert you to the best foods. I must have gone past this Havelock Road coffeeshop a million times but never knew there was a hawker gem hidden within. Until Steffy told me about this "amazing char kway teow stall" near where she does her hair. It's very old-school, and sells out by around 6pm-ish as the stall's apparently crazy popular with the folks living in the area.
The Fried Kway Teow ($4 for medium), flush with thick sweet black soy, was robust and punchy. Laced with fresh cockles that were fat and juicy with the salty tang of the seawaters, and slivers of Chinese sausage, this was absolutely scrumptious. I don't eat a lot of char kway teow (because, cholesterol) but since we'd just gotten pre-approved for our health insurance, we thought the gluttony deserving. heh. And boy was the indulgence totally worthwhile. It's one of the best ckt we've ever had, and way better than the Zion Road one.
The stall facade for reference.
Meng Kee Fried Kway Teow
22 Havelock Road
#01-669 Wei Xuan Eating House
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 7pm;
Sundays from 10.30am to 4pm