Upcoming White Beehoon Trend
[Woon Woon Pek Beehoon 稳稳白米粉]
There seems to be an increase in white beehoon stalls recently. One of which I tried recently was Woon Woon white beehoon situated at Changi village food centre.
Managed by two young lads (good friends) whom left their desk bond jobs to become young hawkers, which was the recent trend. The way I see them work round the stall, they definitely have passion in food. The stall was clean, neatly organized and signboards brightly lit to show customers what they actually have. As you could see from this price chart, there's different mix and match seafood varieties for you to choose from.
Our beehoon portion was $30.00, which could easily feed 3-5pax, especially girls. There's 3 whole crayfish, lotsa clams, sea prawns, snakehead fish slices etc. On top of these sea creatures, generous amount of chinese cabbage, garlic bits and crispy pork lards were added in.
In this whole dish, the most important factor for me personally, was the broth. It was sweet, but sweetness came from the chinese cabbage. The taste of the cabbage eventually covered the crustacean /seafood base which I felt a pity. Probably portions could be adjusted or Woon Woon could improve their base broth. Beehoon did not slurp up the soup too so it may be good if they were pre-fried with abit of "wok hei" taste to improve the overall taste. Other than the above, sea prawns, crayfish were very fresh and firm. The clams meat were sweet too.
I also suggested to Woon Woon to add in other choice of fish such as batang fish/ snapper as they were more sweet compared to the tasteless bland snakehead. Boss told me they specially select these standard-sized snackhead slices so that they look good on the plate which I felt redundant. He even mentioned they took quite sometime to get the right way to remove the freshwater taste of snakehead. So I asked him:" Since it was so troublesome and tedious process already, why use them?". I rather pay extra dollars to enjoy better grade fish types. No offense but I do hope he take my suggestions.
** This whole new experience was rather a quick one. Hits and misses definitely have, as Woon Woon Pek Bee Hoon was rather new. But I believed if they fine-tune abit, results would surely improve! And having the stall at a large hawker centre attracts more crowd too from all parts of Singapore. We still did enjoy our food, great company and I would definitely patronize again to see if there's improvement in the broth :) **
📍 Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
Changi Village Food Ctr
Changi Village Road
Blk 2 Unit 01-52
Tues to Sun 11am - 9pm
[This was an invited tasting by Woon Woon Pek Beehoon. Thank you for hosting. ]