After reading so many reviews about Hup Hup, I decided to order their mee siam for my mum when my group buy offered Hup Hup for lunch. A familiar name in many online foodie’s list as top 10 mee siam or best mee siam, I had high expectations for Hup Hup when the order arrived.
The noodles came nicely packed in paper bowls and the gravy were all separately packed. As Hup Hup specialised in 3 kinds of noodles; mee siam, laksa and lor mian, I ordered all 3 kinds to try and review
For a start, the mee siam which is the star comes with a light milky gravy and the usual boiled egg and crispy bean curd.
The bee hoon has been fried beforehand to give it the nice orange hue. The key to a good mee siam is the taste of the gravy and Hup Hup’s version has a very nutty and sweet flavour. The gravy is also on the slightly watery side. Personally, although quite tasty, I find the gravy missing the savoury note which I like.
Next is the laksa which has a thick coconutty gravy with bean curd, cockles and bean sprouts. The flavour of the laksa gravy was surprising good with a good balance of spiciness and coconut creaminess. While you can taste the coconut cream, it is not overly thick to make the gravy too heavy for the stomach.
The last dish is the lor mian which is braised gravy noodles which comes with braised egg and meat as well as fish cake and bean sprouts. The dish looks promising but sadly the gravy failed to deliver as the braised sauce taste was not sufficient to give the noodles the flavour. I had to add slightly more vinegar to give the dish more flavours if not it was starchy and slightly bland. The ingredients were generally ok in terms of taste but the gravy really did not make it for me.
Overall, the noodles are tasty but definitely not the best I have tasted. Of the 3, the laksa was the better tasting one and definitely worth the calories.
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