Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ah Kow Mushroom Minced Pork Mee

Bak Chor Mee

I noticed these guys last time we were at Hong Lim Food Centre while visiting one of Tai Wah's other outlets. Whoa - another bak chor mee place in the same complex as Tai Wah? And with much longer lines and a full Makansutra rating? This I had to check out (531A Upper Cross Street #02-43).

I can see why people like Ah Kow. It's the vinegar. They use a lot of it, making their bowls even more accentuated than Tai Wah's. Given a recent discussion about the use of vinegar in these things, one might think that would tip the scales in favor of Ah Kow. But I'm still a huge fan of how Tai Wah does its extra tasty meatballs and wantons.

Honestly, it's a tough call between the two. But waiting in line for Ah Kow is not worth it in my opinion. In that sense, I'm still going to Tai Wah.

6 comments:

Phoenixfire0215 said...

This is unrelated to the current post. I was reading about Xiao Ping Steam Pot and wanted to try the place. I called the number in your post, but it was disconnected. I think the place has closed down?

bma said...

Yep - click here.

Phoenixfire0215 said...

awww.... then where do you recommend for steamboat buffet instead? It seems a lot of places have closed down since you first blogged about them.

Anonymous said...

Hi bma, your blog is amazing.. im a singaporean girl living in US and i am totally drooling over here looking at your pics... *envy*!! miss home..

Kell Ch@n said...

I miss home too!

Anonymous said...

I Love Tai Wahhhh!!! Nothing can beat that. I love your blog. Keep it coming!!