Fried bee hoon is a type of street food that has become very much a part of life in Singapore. A plate of fried bee hoon is the staple breakfast of many Singaporeans.
While I was living in Yishun, I was staying just opposite of Chong Pang, the housing estate in Yishun that is emblem of good food.
I am particularly fond of Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon, located at Swee Sian Yuen coffeeshop. To date, I still think it is the best fried bee hoon I have had in Singapore. This is not the famous Chong Pang Nasi Lemak although they do sell nasi lemak here. I made the same mistake as Johor Kaki.
The fried bee hoon at Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon is oilier than most other places but it is also more fragrant than most other places.
A plate of plain bee hoon costs $1 and you can add on your choice of sides. There are the usual stir-fried cabbage, spring rolls, fish cake, fish fillet, tofu, luncheon meat, sausages …. and their chicken wings.
Their chicken wings are seriously one of the best chicken wings ever, and I have had many chicken wings. It reminds me a little of Old Chang Kee’s chicken wings, which I am pretty sure are marinated overnight before they are deep-fried.
This is my standard at Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon: bee hoon with stir-fried cabbage, fried egg and a chicken wing.
The sambal chilli is sweet and mildly spicy, even a non-spicy eater like me can handle it. It goes really well with the bee hoon.
Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon
Address: Block 101 Yishun Avenue 5 #01-03, Singapore 760101
Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 10pm