The seafood white bee hoon buzz is one of the latest food craze in our sunny island.
This unassuming tze-char dish has been around for ages in Singapore, with no one paying so much attention to it until now.
With so many wannabes in the market riding on the wave of the craze, it’s rare to come by stalls that genuinely know their stuff.
Here are some of the places we recommend for a good plate of our favourite local seafood white bee hoon!
1. Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
This small hawker stall at Changi Village Hawker Centre brings in long lines of customers every week.
Their speciality is the seafood that goes with its bee hoon. Choose from a top-up of fish, crab, prawn, crayfish or mussels. If you’re feeling hungry (or are in a group), you can try the seafood platter ($30 or $40).
Woon Woon Pek Bee Hoon
Address: Blk 2, Changi Village Road #01-52, Singapore 500002
2. East Seafood White Beehoon
Led by a chef with 30 years of culinary experience, East Seafood hawker chain prides itself on offering affordable seafood white bee hoon amidst rising seafood prices.
With three hawker branches located in Toa Payoh, Hougang (Ciyuan CC) and Ang Mo Kio, they also offer great seafood add-ons with their bee hoon (crayfish, lala and crabs).
East Seafood White Bee Hoon
Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-06, Singapore 310210
Blk 407 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-733, Singapore 560407
No.51 Hougang Ave Ci Yuan Hawker Centre, Singapore 538776
3. Jia Wei White Beehoon
Quietly tucked away in an HDB coffee shop in Jalan Bukit Merah (near ABC Brickworks hawker centre), Jia Wei brings a homey taste to its tze char specials.
Apart from seafood white bee hoon, they also serve up popular dishes such as Har Cheong fried chicken and black pepper crab.
Jia Wei White Bee Hoon
Address: Block 2 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150002
4. White Restaurant The Original White Beehoon
When it comes to seafood white bee hoon, this famous restaurant chain in the north is the mother of them all.
White Restaurant The Original White Beehoon is one of the pioneers of the famous Sembawang White Bee Hoon. Their version is dressed in thick sauce and copious ingredients (eggs, sotong, chai sim, and prawns – yum!). Beware of the long queues on the weekends!
White Restaurant The Original White Beehoon
Address: 22 Jalan Tampang (Opp Sembawang Shopping Centre) Singapore 758966
5. Hualong Fishhead Steamboat
Though not seafood white bee hoon specialists, Hualong manages to differentiate its rendition of the dish by making it drier than usual.
The seafood white bee hoon is served on an opeh leave, and topped with sliced cabbage, fried garlic and lime for flavour.
Complete your meal with one of their delicious dishes, such as fish maw soup, fried sotong and fuyong omelette.
Hua Long Fishhead Steamboat
Address: Block 347, #01-2142 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 560347
6. Hong Yun Seafood
One of the more successful coffee shop stalls in Toa Payoh, Hong Yun is known for the crispy – and huge – pork lard that they generously scatter across several of their dishes. Same goes for their seafood white bee hoon dish!
While you’re there, try out their sambal kangkong and potato leaves – shiok!
Hong Yun Seafood
Address: Block 124, Toa Payoh Lor 1, #01-459 Singapore 310124
What is it about seafood white bee hoon that keeps drawing customers – new and old – week after week?
Could it the salty rice noodles that make up the core of the dish? Is it the prawns and sotong that accompanies it? Or could it be the fragrant, hot gravy that tops it all off?
It’s pointless to think too much into it – just join the queue this weekend and find out!