Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square: Hock Lam Beef

This post is part of the Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square organised by Omy.Sg that quite a few bloggers and I indulged in a food marathon on 9 July 2011.

You can read more about Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square at http://blog.omy.sg/let-the-feast-begin  Visit the site too if you want to win youself a $50 voucher.

Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square Stop 7: 
Hock Lam Beef

Hock Lam Beef

I must confess, my stomach’s bursting at Pitstop 7!
Everyone’s already inside Hock Lam Beef and I am lagging behind.

Hock Lam Beef

Hock Lam Beef, we were told is the oldest Teochew Beef Kway Teow shop in Singapore!
They have been around since 1911! That’s like 100 years now?!

They were originally peddling on the streets around Chinatown.

Hock Lam Beef

If you are like me wondering where in Singapore is Hock Lam Street, it’s no longer around!
But from the photo above, you can see the fire station, well, that fire station is still around in Singapore. That’s the Central Fire Station. Where Hock Lam Street is today is between Funan Centre and Peninsula Shopping Centre!

Hock Lam Beef

Probably the neatest and cleanest Beef Noodles stall around?

Hock Lam Beef

I find this fascinating.
It’s always interesting to read the proper way to handle or enjoy food.

Hock Lam Beef

Our tasting portions of the famous Hock Lam Beef noodles.
I must confess I did not touch the noodles below. I was already so full.
But I finished up all the beef balls, tripe, tendon and the soup! The soup needs 24 hours to prepare, so I better fully savour it.

Hock Lam Beef

It was so funny, someone got served a bowl of nice raw beef and we quickly took it before it gets cooked in the soup. The beef here are all hand sliced and not machine sliced.

Hock Lam Beef

This is Mr Anthony Tan Hung Siang. In 2002, he was crowned Singapore Beef Noodles King.
He’s the 3rd generation handling the business. Someone asked if the recipe has been changed over the years, he said no. It’s the same recipe that his grandfather used 100 years ago!

Hock Lam Beef

Look at him when he was younger. 🙂

Hock Lam Beef

Now, who’s this? She’s Tina Tan, Anthony’s daughter.
Since 2004, she has taken over the business and yes, you can see her working at the shop daily!

Do you realise they are all not fat? I wonder if it’s got to do with Beef Noodles?

Hock Lam Beef
22 China St
#01-01 Far East Square
Singapore 049564

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