31 December 2010

Singapore Shiok!*: One of Sydney's Best Har Mee?, Haymarket (6 Oct 2010)

Eating World Harbour Plaza food court
Shop 213, 25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Best Har Mee in Sydney?

To date Malay-Chinese Takeaway has been my favourite place for a flavoursome prawn soup of Har Mee but it now has a new contender in my books which is on par if not possibly better. The humble Singapore Shiok!* serves only 9 dishes on the menu and makes a full flavoured broth Har Mee ($10.50) without being too salty. It's substantial in size although I would love the bowl to be a bit larger so there's room to move the contents around without worrying about it spilling over the sides. There's plenty of prawns which could possibly have been deveined a bit better and an abundance of the highly fatty and crispy pork fat plus a sliver or two of pork meat which makes it a delicious winner.

Other visits to Singapore Shiok!*:
6 Oct 2010 - Har Mee
30 Sept 2010 - Hor Fun with Seafood
29 Sept 2010 - Chicken Rice

Other places tried for Har Mee:
25 Jan 2012 - More More Char
6 Oct 2010 - Singapore Shiok!*
24 Sept 2009 - Laksa House
16 Sept 2009 - Laksa King
12 Aug 2009 - Jaya Malaysian
23 April 2009 - Lee's Malaysian
24 March 2009 - Malay-Chinese
19 Oct 2008 - KL Kopitiam Malaysian Cuisine

PROS: Very flavoursome, Plenty of ingredients including pork fat, Not overly salty, Possibly best in Sydney
CONS: Prawns could be better deveined, Soup fills the whole bowl so be careful
MUST TRY: Chicken rice, Hor Fun, Har Mee

Har Mee ($10.50)

Prawns, pork, fishcake, pork fat, egg, vegetable

Flavoursome broth

Two types of noodles

Pork and golden nuggets of crunchy pork fat


Wendy @ Obesebaby said...

Happy new year Simon! I am also trying to look for the best har mee. Heard alot of good feedback about Singapore Shiok but yet to try. So far the best har mee I've tried is Malay Chinese ( Hunter st) and Lee's malaysian ( HSBC building) , BTW the best Char Kuey Tiaw so far is also from Malay Chinese & AON Building one (underground on Kent St)

Mel said...

aww.. that har mee certainly looks delicious.. might drop by to try that out. happy new year to you!

Simon Leong said...

hi wendy, you definitely need to try Singapore Shiok Har Mee which is on par with Malay-Chinese and much better than Lee's Malaysian. i'll have to check out this AON Building, do you know the exact address? are you thinking of Jaya Malaysian? http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com/2009/08/jaya-malaysian-char-kway-teow-sydney-13.html

hi mel, let me know what you think once you try it :-)

Paul said...

Simon, When you say "much better than the Lee's Malaysian Har Mee", which store are you referring to? the new one on hunter street or the original one in the Pavillion (HSBC building)? Because i've tried all the places and my favourite is still the one from Lee's Malaysian at the pavillion food court

In your 23/4/09 post you put a link to this smh website talking about Lee's malaysian Har mee. I would like to inform you that the smh was referring to the one at the pavillion food court, and by the look of your photo, you went to the other lee's malaysian which i know isnt owned by the same Lee's malaysian manager at the pavillion. have you tried the one at the pavillion?

hope this helps! i love reading your blogs too.

Simon Leong said...

hi paul, i tried the Har Mee at Lee's in the pavilion on 12 Jan 2011 but have yet to blog about it — i better do soon. for me i still think the Singapore Shiok is better although i think the pavilion one is perhaps better than the hunter st one. on my visit i did enquire about the Lee's on hunter st and they said as you say different owners. not sure what's going on there about having the same identity but obviously there's a story in there somewhere about what's happened. thanks for touching base and informing me about the link for SMH :-)

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