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[Singapore] Mee Siam from Dor's Nonya Place, International Plaza

klyeoh | Feb 3, 201507:38 PM

Dor's Nonya Place at International Plaza is one of those hole-in-the-wall spots where customers lined up to eat on one long counter.

Lunch-time in the financial district can be a pretty noisy affair, but getting a seat here shouldn't be a problem as it's a sort of eat-and-run place.

There are roughly about 4 stalls which all offer "Mee Siam" on the ground floor food & beverage section of International Plaza. Dor's Nonya Place's version is, IMO, the best-tasting of them all. But one's taste can be pretty subjective, and the "Mee Siam" (a very popular Singapore dish of rice noodles smothered in a spicy-sour tamarind-spiked broth, then garnished with beansprouts, chives, finely-diced tofu puffs, tiny shrimps and a hard-boiled egg) comes in different renditions - from the slightly dry-ish, piquant type served at places like Makko Teck Neo in Teluk Blangah, to the wetter Malay-influenced versions one gets in Geylang Serai, and to the sour-sweet versions at popular local chain "kopitiams" like Killiney Road or Toastbox.

Dor's Nonya Place serves the Peranakan-Nyonya version - pretty good for a commercial offering, as the best Mee Siam (I found out) are usually home-cooked versions - I usually cook mine using Japanese miso in place of Chinese "Taucheo" (fermented bean paste). Dor's Place serves one with perfectly balanced flavours, and with a dollop of extra-spicy "sambal" on the side for chilli-heads.

I hear its "Mee Rebus" is also quite good - I'll leave that for another time.

Dor's Nonya Place
#01-74 International Plaza
10 Anson Road
Singapore 079903
Tel: +65 62227963

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