Punggol Noodles, Kovan City, Singapore
We came up here for a bowl of bak chor mee (210 Hougang Street 21 at Kopitiam stall #01-04). After all, it was the only other stall in Makansutra aside from Tai Wah that has received a full three chopstick set rating. It was cool how this guy had a sinful metal bucket full of lard for you to scoop onto your bowl, as well as an array of condiments. But I definitely like Tai Wah better, as Tai Wah knows just the right amount of vinegar to use, and further accentuates the bowl with those stanky dried fish pieces that they don't have here.
The better thing about this stall was the meatballs, which were frickin' awesome. See, the way they seasoned the meatballs was very similar to Tai Wah's, but Tai Wah's texture is firm and seemingly manufactured, whereas this guy's was delicate and chunky...basically handmade. I liked them so much that I went back for seconds and even thirds. Maybe next time I'll tell him to shorten the cooking time on the noodles to give it the firmer bite that I prefer. After all, the taste of the noodles themselves was better than most others.