Arguably the best Lor Mee this side of Singapore. It’s just a regular stall located at Our Tampines Hub, a sports and lifestyle venue. But the generous toppings and flavour are unmistakable. It really brings back fond memories of the traditional sticky glue that binds all the ingredients together, kind of like how many races in Singapore can coexist harmoniously together in a city-state ecosystem.
We are distinctly different. We quarrel. But there is this social glue like the sticky sauce that keeps everything intact. Of course, there is much more social engineering involved but the recipe has been carefully curated so that it can be replicated.
My ritual is always to allow the vinegar to soak in for a few minutes before I chow down. Somehow the sourish flavours of the vinegar normalise the heat in the chilli and the spiciness of the garlic.
You got to try it to know what I am talking about.