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Is PM Lee’s favorite hen wing definitely worth the wait?


Again in 2014, our Prime Minister was caught ready half-hour for hen wings. HUH?!

PM Lee 2014 Redhill
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You possibly can think about the excitement 10 years in the past. The place have been his bodyguards? What was so good about these hen wings? Why did he have to get this personally? The questions have been infinite.

Standing quietly amidst the centre of this hoo-ha is Yan Fried Bee Hoon at Redhill Meals Centre, the exact same hawker retailer that offered hen wings to PM Lee Hsien Loong.

Yan Fried Beehoon - Storefront

Famend for lengthy queues within the morning and late afternoon, this humble retailer has grow to be a staple for many Redhill residents in search of a fast repair.

Enjoyable reality! The identify of Yan Fried Bee Hoon () can’t be discovered within the Chinese language dictionary. Balanced on 3 blue waves of water, the three fires () are derived from the shop proprietor’s identify, 火榮. As a agency believer in feng shui, he believes that good cooking requires each fireplace and water.

Now that PM Lee is passing the reins to DPM Lawrence Wong, it’s becoming that we revisit part of historical past that I hope won’t disappoint.

What I attempted at Yan Fried Bee Hoon

Once I arrived at Redhill Meals Centre, I believed I used to be on the improper place. Yan Fried Bee Hoon was eerily quieter than anticipated. After frantically checking Google Maps to see if I had made a mistake, I discovered 2 different shops (at West Coast & Bukit Timah) with the identical “Yan Fried Beehoon” identify. Think about the stress… I used to be able to make a U-turn and return.

Luckily, among the many quite a few information clippings that have been pasted on the storefront, I squinted to see a well-known face that I knew from our annual NDP Rallies — PM Lee. And to my shock, I observed a queue steadily forming a couple of minutes later. In order that settled it!

Yan Fried Beehoon - Variety of Beehoon Toppings

So famished that I may eat like a horse, I made a decision to order their signature Bee Hoon (S$1.20) with a further topping of Luncheon Meat (S$0.70) and Cabbage (S$0.80).

After all, how may I miss a share of their well-known Hen Wings (S$1.60 per piece) too? Though I espied a discover that acknowledged “We’re unable to chop the wings throughout peak interval”, my fried hen was neatly served in 3 elements: wings, drumstick and tip. Fortunate me.

BTW within the good ol’ days, the Bee Hoon and Hen Wings have been priced at S$0.60 and S$1.20 respectively! The low value was to cater to the outdated people within the space.

Served on disposable plates, the dishes seemed easy however tasty, much like what my grandmother used to organize for me earlier than I went to high school.

Boy was I appropriate.

As this old-school Bee Hoon was not overly greasy nor clumpy, it was extraordinarily mild on the palate. Regardless of the large portion, I didn’t really feel jelat. I often choose my bee hoon combined with eggs and taugeh however the simplicity of those lightly-charred smooth strands sealed the deal for me.

Yan Fried Beehoon -Beehoon

Coupled with a serving of recent cabbage and savoury luncheon meat, Yan Fried Bee Hoon’s bee hoon (heh) could be your go-to consolation dish. You may additionally go for Kway Teow Mee (S$1.20) in addition to different toppings like Bian Xiang (S$1.20), Ngoh Hiang (S$1.20) and Small Xi Dao Fish Cake (S$0.80) that I now remorse not having.

However I saved the very best for the final!

Their Hen Wings are deep-fried on the spot and after chatting to a stranger within the queue who mentioned, “I’m not an everyday buyer however these hen wings look scrumptious”, I had excessive expectations (which have been instantly met).

Yan Fried Beehoon -Chicken Wings

Upon biting into the aromatic wing, I may see why PM Lee was decided to queue for half-hour for it. Boasting a crispy golden brown exterior, the hen wing’s tender and juicy flesh was oozing with flavour. There was no trace of any frozen odor, simply pure well-marinated goodness.

So good meh? Hear this out. A employees from Yan Fried Bee Hoon shared that it is not uncommon for purchasers to dabao 20 to 50 items of Hen Wings at one go.

Yan Fried Beehoon - Customer who ordered 8 Chicken Wings

So good, sure.

Ultimate Ideas

Setting its cornerstone on value-for-money dishes, Yan Fried Bee Hoon is the right all-day breakfast spot.

I’m resolved to return and take a look at different Bee Hoon toppings that can fill my gaping gap of remorse. As for the star of the present, I imagine I’ll finally grow to be a kind of onz prospects that buy what seems to be an extreme quantity of Hen Wings.

As with all sinful indulgences, no quantity is ever sufficient.

Yan Fried Beehoon - Dabao Chicken Wings

Sooo I dabao-ed one other one on the way in which house. Oops. However underneath the sweltering solar, have a look at THAT irresistible hen in full glory!

Nicely, now that I’ve introduced my reply, the ball is in your court docket: “Is PM Lee’s favorite hen wing definitely worth the wait?”

Anticipated harm: S$1.20 to S$3.50 per pax

Crispy Wings Western Delights — $1 hen wings at neighbourhood Western stall!

Value: $

Our Ranking: 4 / 5

Yan Fried Bee Hoon

85 Redhill Ln, Redhill Meals Centre, #01-19, Singapore 150085


Our Ranking 4/5

Yan Fried Bee Hoon

85 Redhill Ln, Redhill Meals Centre, #01-19, Singapore 150085

Working Hours: 11.30am – 8pm (Mon to Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat), Closed on Solar




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