The soul of the lor mee very much relies heavily in the gravy; 178 gravy was not overly thick or too starchy and not as bland or diluted, perhaps this is one of the best balance lor mee gravy we have tried so far that able to achieve a more balance taste.
Even without the usual braised egg, and ngoh hiang (five-spiced minced meat rolled in beancurd skin), this stall's sticky, slurp-worthy dish helped put Tiong Bahru Market on the map. Although at $2.50, you won’t get the frittered nuggets of shark meat, the bowl of “braised noodles” (lor mee in Chinese dialect) is full of flavour, thanks, in part, to the add-on minced garlic topping. It is also crunchy in texture from the deep-fried batter, and hearty from its medium-thick, flat egg noodles. If you’re looking for the condiment-laden version, the most bang-for-the-buck dish we’ve found is at Ma Bo Lor Mee at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. For $2.50, you get a generous portion of noodles topped with ngoh hiang, fish cake, fish fritters, braised meat and a whole braised egg. Now if only the sauce was less cloying. For more $2.50 eats reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/what-to-eat-for-2-50-and-under--*gid-232e3101/photos/?oauth_token=e09721797fbc62a82b6b00259a58552d&oauth_verifier=0c3be169759169884775351860bee1ad#d0240800
The Tiong Bahru Market & Food Center is famous for its lor mee (dark sauce noodles). While a handful of stalls in the food centre sells this noodle dish, Lor Mee 178 often has the longest queue during peak hours.
Lor Mee 178 offers customers authentic lor mee, with fried fish pieces. The stall differentiates itself from the other lor mee stalls by offering the unusual shark meat fritters ($2/3). While some people are quick to dismiss it as a novelty ingredient, the fritters do taste surprisingly nice and tender.
The true star of the lor mee is its sauce though. The dark sauce here is tasty and thick, but not sticky. Youll be tempted to slurp it all down, if youre not already full from the generous serving of noodles and ingredients.