One of my most favourite (and rather sinful) hawker foods is the Hainan Beef Noodle. I've loved it since young, and I usually always order the Dry Version for the savoury, viscous gravy plus the bonus soup.

Hwa Heng Beef Noodle @ AMK Hub Food Cout

I used to eat at Hong Heng Beef Noodle at Ang Mo Kio (especially since it's near my place) all the time, and it was a long favourite. The owner recognises me and calls me "Xiao Jie" (Chinese for Little Miss), as I was known to have the dry version without any vegetable. (Spring Onions, Beansprouts etc.)

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to taste as good as before when I was in Primary School, and the owner says that they watered down the recipe and raised prices a little to cope with the heavily increased rent.

Hwa Heng has been a long-timer since many years ago, when my Dad actually knew the current boss's father. My Dad told me that he remembered his father at the old stall, always slicing beef non-stop. But it was very popular and many people queued up to eat his beef noodle. After many years of selling traditional beef noodle, they have branched out to food courts, two I know of in AMK Hub and Junction 8. The current boss tends to the stall at AMK Hub, and that's where I usually get my beef noodle fix.

I admit the photos may not look much, firstly because of the dark, dull colour against the dark bowl. But it certainly tastes much more delicious than it looks.

Hwa Heng Beef Noodle has become my favourite beef noodle stall ever since. The soup is full of bone marrow, a result of all that boiling of beef bones! It is robust and has a rich, full-bodied taste. You can certainly see that they didn't dilute this soup very much! It's also quite reasonable for a Food Court meal at $3.50 per bowl. I usually request for less sauce and more noodles. (additional $0.50)

AMK Hub Food Court
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sandsand said...

hi, I'm sandsand from the makansutra forums..

i grew up eating hong heng's beef noodles too!! I used to stay at the blocks opposite the road..

my brother is also such a regular there that the boss looks at him and tells him to sit down, my bro doesnt need to open his mouth.. haha.

XY said...

hi sandsand! thanks for visiting!

When I was young, my mum usually always helps me order, she will just say "xiao jie yi fen!" then they know what I want.. lol!

Tiantianchi said...

Go try the one at Toa Payoh HDB Hub basement food court. That is the brother and one of the original stall owners from Odeon.

XY said...

hi TTC! Nice to see you here! :D Ok, sure, will drop by one of these days to try! :p Thanks for recommendation!

XY said...

Hi TTC! Thanks for the heads up on the younger brother's beef noodle stall at HDB Hub food court. We went to eat there for lunch yesterday. I really loved the soup chock-full of marrow. But mum says the gravy is not what it used to be many years ago. Anyway thanks again! :D