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Lor Mee 178

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$3 based on 17 submissions
Lunch (7 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (5 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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One of the best lor mee in town

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.

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  • Lor Mee5 votes
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One of the best lor mee in town.
28 Dec 2013 • 119 reviews • 0 follower

One of the best lor mee in town

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.
Lor Mee
25 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Flavorful Lor Mee

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
18 Jul 2012 • 205 reviews • 20 followers

Lor Mee

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The last time I visit Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre was probably more than 5 years ago. My memory of Tiong Bahru Food Centre was bad air circulation, small and crowded. The place has since undergone renovation and now it is more spacious with good air circulation.

There were many reviews on Lor Mee 178. Since I have never tried the stall's lor mee, I ordered a bowl to find out why so many people queued up for their lor mee.

The winner for the Lor Mee ($2.50) has to be the deep fried shark nuggets. The shark meat was surprisely flavourful and moist inside the crispy fritter. Different from other stalls, the bowl of lor mee did not have the usual braised egg, braised pork and ngor hiang. I also found the Lor Mee gravy lacked robutness. You can ask to to add the deep fried shark nuggets at an extra $0.50.

07 Aug 2011 • 78 reviews • 0 follower

SHARK ALERT!

Imagine having to decide between Long John Silvers and Lor mee for lunch.

At Lor mee 178,

You get the best of both worlds! 

the queue is around 10-15mins long.

but that doesn't deter any lor mee fans.

It seems like every single person in the line went for the $3 Lormee that comes with their Famous Deep-Fried Shark Nuggets.

just look at this beautiful bowl of lor mee:

golden sharks swimming 'on' the lormee haha!

if you didn't know that 178 exists, you would have thought that someone poured long john silvers over his bowl of mee.:D

I love the crispy shark meat.

That was what made 178 famous.

the mee, however, could be better i think!

31 Jul 2011 • 375 reviews • 31 followers

Bland and Watery

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I drove lorry one, so I got to know a lot of construction workers. I just got to know one from China, let’s call him Mao Mao (aka Hair-Hair) because (see photo).His data could be found under the Contributors page. He wrote this entry.

Xie xie, Wisez Guyz four let me write diz bulogzi too improf my Englishzi. I no money so can only eatzi at hawkerzi. Today, I walkzi Tiong Bahru and see stall with big namez, “Lu Mian Yi Qi Ba” so I know itz famouzi. So many peoplez pai-dui-ing. (Editor’s note: “queuing.”) I knowz in Xin Jia Po, I has to pai-dui, not like Da Lu. Waited for 15 minutez before I gots myLu Mian with extra deep fried sharks meat ($3 + $1 extra meat).

Goot friendly seller but nothingz specialzi. The lor (editor: “sauce”) iz too watery, no tastez, very blandz. The sharkz meat is fleshzi but most of itz flour. So is the wu xiang (5-spiced), mostly flour. Not worthz the pai-dui-ing.