Bak chor mee is one of those quintessentially Singaporean things that is hard not to love, yet is not easy to nail either. Thankfully for our local food heritage, new contenders like Minced Pork Bros are rising to the challenge of preserving one of our favourite supper dishes, albeit with a few modern twists.
Opened by the owners of hawker legend Roast Paradise, also located at Old Airport Road Food Centre, Minced Pork Bros is a mod-concept stall. Its “young generation” founders, Randall Gan and Kai Koh, have previously collaborated with media personalities such as Class 95FM and The Muttons.
The stall is easily distinguished by its neon blue signage. While its owners hail from the millennial generation, you can still find a couple of “older generation” cooks manning the stall, as Randall and his partners firmly believe in their cooking techniques to bring the best out of this beloved hawker dish.
Here, you can find classic renditions of bak chor mee alongside other versions that are more luxed up and modernised. But, if you’re looking for tried and tested recipes, you can’t go wrong with the Classic Minced Pork Noodles ($4) which serve up a mean amount of noodles with lean pork, dumplings, and more.
One thing you’ll notice about Minced Pork Bros’ noodles is that they’re flatter, and with more bite. All part of their R&D process to nail the perfect recipe for them noods.
What I love about Minced Pork Bros is how lean and fresh the pork slices are. You’ll be pleased to know that their meat is delivered daily, so you need not worry about biting into stale pieces that are more fat than meat. If only stalls like Minced Pork Bros were around when I was younger; I would not have grown up with such an aversion to pork slices in bak chor mee!
The “young generation” influences come into play with the Seafood Minced Pork Noodles ($6), as it is topped with ikura. The Japanese influence is no doubt well-loved by the millennial and Gen Z crowd, and the umaminess does lend some decadence to this otherwise ordinary dish.
Last but not least, soup lovers can turn to the Signature Mee Pok Tar with Superior Soup ($5.50). The robust broth consists of chicken stock, along with other goodies such as prawn, veggies, and meatball. I love the natural, sweet flavours of the soup!
With not one, but two fairly successful hawker stalls under his belt, I would say that Randall has much to be proud of. Hearing his recounts of how he traveled to Malaysia just to learn the art of roasting meat, and his tireless experimentations with Minced Pork Bros, you can tell his heart is in the right place. Wishing him and his team all the best on their journey in the F&B business!
Address: 51 Old Airport Rod, Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-113, Singapore 390051
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten CC7/ Dakota CC8
Wednesday to Monday: 9am – 5.30pm
Closed on Tuesday
Contact: +65 9786 7396/ firstname.lastname@example.org