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Best Sarawak Kolo Mee Singapore


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What's the Best Kolo Mee in Singapore?

Well, if you are looking for a Sarawak Kolo Mee in Singapore but not sure where to find the best of the best well look no further because this blog post is gonna save you all the trouble.

Have you heard of the Famous Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee in Tampines?

Now we all know how the saying goes in Singapore “Tampines very far one“, which is normally somewhere that takes more than 20 to 30 minutes to get to but in this case you’re gonna wanna make the effort because they make an outstanding Sarawak Kolo Mee

Where is the Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee stall located?

The location of this Kolo Mee Singapore stall is he’s at the Tampines round market where they serve such famous dishes like carrot cake with the father and son who have two separate stalls one for black carrot cake and one for white carrot cake (not to be confused with a dessert cake of the same name). This is a stunning spicy & savoury dish made from a white radish that’s somewhat similar to a carrot. There are 4 separate carrot cake stalls here and I will be back for another post on these comparisons real soon.

Tampines Round Market gets really busy at the weekend so arrive early and be prepared to queue there are so many different options available at the temple round market that it makes your decision that much harder. We decided to do a couple of laps of honour of the Tampines Round Market just to be sure that I was choosing the right dish for this first time in this special hawker centre. Decisions, decisions should I have the Nasi Lemak, the Zi Char or Kway Chap? But then I spied a really long queue and as everyone knows in Singapore that’s a sign of a great Stall and it can be very famous indeed!

The Signature Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee is a Dish Worth Waiting read on

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee Queue

So the Queue for the Sarawak Kolo Mee Hawker stall took me 35 minutes in total but boy was it worth it in the end. When I got to the front I could see it was a Father, Mother and the Daughter (I suspect) which I do hope is going to carry on this stalls into the future for everyone to continue to enjoy!

I am not one for queuing normally and despite the queue being much longer than any other, I decided to as KF Seetoh would say Die Die must try! They even had a certificate from Makansutra dating back to 2009.

How can I have not been to this Hawker centre before?

Makansutra 2009

Sarawak Kolo Mee Menu

There were so many other dishes on the menu to choose from, Wanton Mee, Mushroom Noodles, Signature Spare Ribs Noodle, Ipoh Hor Fun (Soup/Dry), Wanton Soup, Minced Meat Noodle, Chicken Feet Noodle and many more! But for me I went directly for the signature dish which was the Signature Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee Singapore

Sarawak Kolo Mee
Kolo Mee Price

I have never seen a pricing like this in a Hawker centre but on the signature Sarawak Kolo Mee dish they had a range of prices starting at \$5, \$6, \$7, \$8, \$9 and \$10 Which again left me in a quandary I don’t wanna order too little but I don’t wanna order too much so I went straight for lucky number \$8.

Sarawak Kolo Mee Menu

Ordering the Sarawak Kolo Mee

As my dish was being prepared, I watched eagerly and started to salivate under the mask that we’re forced to wear during this pandemic so thankfully nobody could see me drooling. After ordering the next question they threw me was “spicy?”, But it goes without saying having been here for 22 years if you can’t take spicy food you would have probably left after the first year and yes, I love spice, “extra spicy” I replied with Glee. I watched as the family team pulled together a single dish that has made them so famous in Singapore and when finally handed this spectacular looking noodle dish on a tray, I couldn’t wait to get back to the table to enjoy the mail I’ve been waiting so long to try.

Tasty Sarawak Kolo Mee Ingredients

Kolo Mee Sui Kow Pork Ribs Char Siu, Wanton, Chilli

Let me break down this dish for you because it had so many ingredients, the Kolo Mee, Char Siew, Pork Ribs, Fried Wanton, Wanton dumplings, Spinach and my favourite that I saved for the last morsel was the Sui Kow (Sui Kow is a Chinese dumpling which filling is mainly made up of coarsely prawns, minced pork and other chopped vegetables) plus the Secret Recipe sauce that I was unable to nail.

Kolo Mee

The Kolo Mee was blanched to perfection, bouncy light egg noodles that slid down with ease but you needed to balance each of the ingredients to match with every bite and with so many ingredients that’s not an easy thing to do.

Char Siu

Char Siu literally means fork roasted (siu being roast and cha being fork bot Roast Pork as many people think). This dish was tender, not overly sweet or overly charred, as Goldilocks would say just right!

Pork Ribs

They just fell of the bone/cartilage but they did not last long, you can see from the cooking of the Pork Ribs they have been slowed cooked for hours. The Pork Ribs were dark, tender and juicy, well worth coming back for the Signature Pork Ribs Noodle.

Pork Ribs Noodle

Three types of Dumpling

Fried Crispy Wanton

The three dumpling types all accentuated this dish in their own way, the fried wanton was golden and delicious but remained light and airy, the skin had popped in the frying which made every bite crunch adding a different texture to the otherwise primarily wet dish. The 3 little pork wanton dumplings reminded me of goldfish with their long tails and the Sui Kow of which there were only two, one for the beginning of the dish, packed with prawn and pork so tightly bound and cooked through perfectly and one to end the meal with because the first bite was so good.

The Extra Chilli

Wowser, I loved it so much, many dishes in Singapore are famous for their accompanying Chilli and this dish was no exception to the rule but in this case it was an entire masterpiece from start to finish. Lots of chilli seeds (those that Jamie Oliver used to remove in his early days of cooking, thankfully he has manned up since). The chilli also was slightly sour which gave it an extra twang!

Signature Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee Review

Yummy is the name of the stall and Yummy it was. I love my Wanton Mee when I hit a hawker stall but this was next level stuff, the Sarawak Kolo Mee was like a Wanton Mee on Steroids and this dish was off the charts in rich tasty spicey goodness! Was the 35 minutes wait in the queue worth it? You bet your bottom dollar it was! And will I be coming here again? Damn straight I will.

FAQ's about Kolo Mee

Sarawak are instant noodles for Kolo Mee, are made without preservatives and are served with seasoning on the side. 

It is believed that the dish, which is made up of dry noodles tossed in a savoury pork and shallot mixture and topped with fragrant fried onions, originated in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The dish is distinguished by being light and tossed in a transparent sauce, which is characteristic of Sarawak cuisine. Mee kolo is a popular Sarawakian Chinese dish that may be enjoyed at any time of the day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Kolo Mee is a Sarawak Malaysian Chinese noodle dish that is served dry. Kolo” is derived from the Chinese Cantonese translation “gon lo,” which means “dry mix,” and “Mee” is derived from the Hokkien Chinese dialect, which means “noodle.

Unlike Wantan Mee, which is a popular dish in Peninsula Malaysia, Kolok Mee does not come soaked in black soy sauce, and there is no addition of water to the noodles when they are prepared for consumption. … Mee kolo noodles are springier in texture than wantan noodles, and they are served with a considerable amount of minced beef in the center.

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee is available on Foodpanda and Deliveroo

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee 砂勞越哥撈麵 Location

Address: 137 Tampines St. 11, #01-45, Singapore 521137

Telephone: 9866 2244

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