Singapore is a food heaven for noodles lovers. There’s Wanton Mee, Prawn Noodles, Fried Noodles, Curry Noodles, Pan Mee, Cantonese Yi Mee, Bak Chor Mee, and there’s also the Kolo Mee.
Originally from East Malaysia, Kolo Mee is considered as comfort food to Sarawakians. This bowl of goodness usually combines flash-boiled noodles, crushed garlic and shallots, minced pork and shreds of sweet, succulent pork (char siew).
A bowl of Kolo Mee is guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s noodle cravings. Some might think that Kolo Mee is similar to Wanton Mee. But if you ask any Sarawakian about it, they will cringe so hard, it’s as if that’s the joke of the year.
Flying to East Malaysia can be a bit of a hassle and that’s why we’re super grateful to have Yun Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee and Laksa at Toa Payoh. And we have to say, they’re pretty authentic.
Priced at $3.50 per bowl, customers have the option to pick between the ‘white’ and ‘red’ sauce (the red is from the charsiew) Kolo noodles. The noodles are well cooked, bouncy and you can feel the ‘Q-ness’ as you take a bite. And the charsiew? It sure is moist and juicier than its look!
If you’re craving for something a little more spicy and tangy, Yun Xiang’s Sarawak Laksa (priced at $4.50 per bowl) will keep your tongue and tummy satisfied.
Besides the two signature dishes, Yun Xiang offers other dishes such as Wanton Mee (Soup) ($3.50), Rojak ($3-$5), Popiah ($1.40), and light snacks such as Bean Curd, Fritters, Cuttle Fish and Century Eggs ($1-$2 each).
Their operating hours are 8:30am – 8:00pm. Tip: they usually sell out before 8:00pm! Be there early if you want to avoid disappointment!
Yun Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee
Address: Blk 19 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-264
Operating Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 8:00pm
Tel: 9420 5987
From Toa Payoh interchange, take bus 238 and stop at Blk 23 (52311) – 4 stops in total
From Bishan interchange, take bus 57 and stop at Pei Chun Public School (523241) – 7 stops in total
(Header image and food images: Yun Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee)