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  • Writer's pictureAlan Ho

Sarawak Kolo Mee will satisfy all your noodle craving

Updated: May 28, 2023

SINGAPORE: One of the many reasons what makes Singapore a food paradise is you can find numerous types of noodle dishes packed on this tiny island. Without a doubt, Sarawak Kolo Mee is one of many famous noodles you have to try if you have not.

Sarawak Kolo Mee, as the name implies, originated from Sarawak, a state in Malaysia. It is often mistaken as wanton mee, but there are subtle differences between the two. Sawarak Kolo Mee is springier, and it is usually curly in Singapore, which sometimes can be mistaken for instant noodles. In Malaysia, the noodles can be straight too. The noodles are tossed in lard oil, shallot oil and dark soy sauce, topped with minced meat and some char siew. Some places will have options for you to level up the dish by having options to add braised pork ribs or braised chicken feet. Sometimes, instead of dry noodles, you can have it with curry too.

Here are our top Sarawak Kolo Mee stalls we love.

林玉梅 Sarawak Laksa & Kolo Mee

This humble stall was even visited by Mike Chen, the famous YouTuber for the channel Strictly Dumpling. 林玉梅 Sarawak Laksa & Kolo Mee is located at Haig Road Market Food Centre. They have the usual suspects, char siew, minced pork and lard. The price has increased to S$4, but it is still worth it.

Address: 14 Haig Rd, #01-33, Singapore 430014

Lao Chen Ji 老陈记

Lao Chen Ji 老陈记 is another famous Sarawak Kolo Mee stall at Holland Village. The small potion is S$3.5, and the large is S$4.5, and you also have the option to order a side of Fried Yong Tau Foo. The chewy noodles have strong shallot oil favour, topped with the usual minced pork and char siew. It comes with a bowl of soup with some greens.

Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-43, Singapore 270044

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee 砂勞越哥撈麵

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee has a lot of noodle dishes on the menu, but many are there just for the kolo mee. Here we have gotten the special which comes with dumplings and pork ribs on top of the usual minced pork and char siew. Do whole back on the chilli as what they have here does pack a punch. The noodles are less chewy, but it still works. Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee is located at Tampines Round Market at the east of Singapore.

Address: 137 Tampines St. 11, Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, #01-45, Singapore 521137

Tracy's Sarawak Kitchen 品记小厨

Tracy's Sarawak Kitchen 品记小厨 is more than just a Kolo Mee stall. With so many options to choose from, besides the original, there are fried noodles, crispy noodles or just a bowl of Sarawak Laksa.

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Tracy's Sarawak Kitchen 品记小厨
Tracy's Sarawak Kitchen 品记小厨

Address: 90 Lor 25A Geylang, Singapore 388265


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