The last time I patronised this humble stall in Bukit Mareh Center was almost 2 decades ago. Between now and then, I had tried to revisit several times but always get turned away, either I was too late for their business hour, or it happened to be their rest day, and so, I turned up at their competitor, Day Night Fried Kway Teow instead.
With prices starting at $2.50, I hardly saw much price hike. It was $2 the last time I eaten, and that was a pretty 20 over years ago. I would be lying if I claim I can remember the taste 20 years back. I can’t. All I can remember is, it was nice & tasty, which was why it was always on my mind whenever I was nearby, which as a matter of fact, is seldom these days ever since the MRT ply Redhill.
So, I happened to be at Henderson Industrial Park on a Tuesday afternoon, around 3pm, I made it a point to drop by and glad to see them opened for business! Seriously, I only had vague recollection how the stall owners looked like, they appeared to have aged much apparently. But that somehow also turned out to be their forte, over 30 years of skill in a humble plate of fried kway teow! As soon as my order turned up on my table, I could smell the heat dissipated from it. That is to say the aroma was well retained by the fire while cooking. The end product was sweet, and generous in ingredients such as sausage, egg, cockles, and fish cake. Really, for $2.50, that was as good as one can get. At the odd hour I visited, the vendor did not stop cooking despite the missing of a queue. I noticed that many of their patrons were wearing casually, chances are, they were residents nearby who frequented this stall. If I have to compare this Char Kway Teow with that from Day & Night, I have to say Fong Sheng’s sweeter, more generous in ingredients, but Day & Night offers a little deviation with the provided lime. Actually, both are decently good!
风盛熟食Fong Sheng Cooked Food
Block 163 Bukit Merah Central #02-13
Bukit Merah Food Centre