oodles of joy – SCGS mee pok, made with love

juicyndelicious had the good fortune of being invited back to our alma mater, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School for career day, where we had the opportunity to share our passion for Public Relations with a class of outstanding young minds.

After a gruelling Q&A session where we addressed questions like: "What impact has the recession had on your firm?" and "You help clients manage issues and share their messages, isn’t that like propaganda?"; we decided to treat ourselves with a bowl of goodness – the famous SCGS mee pok!

Being the ubergeeks that we are, juicy grabbed her mobile phone and shared a little tidbit.  To our surprise, we received responses almost immediately!

So, what is it about this tasty recess-time treat that gets pulses racing and tastebuds excited?

It’s a very simple dish of noodles (meepok, meekiah, kwaytiao) adorned with meat, fish cake slices and beanshoots, drizzled with just the right amount of vinegar and chilli.  

Everyone has their own favourite combination – juicy’s a "kwaytiao tah, keh bak, ai hiam" while delicious’ prefers hers old skool – "mee pok tah, tampok hiam, mai taugeh, keh bak".  (Yes, we still order in Hokkien!) No matter how it’s prepared, it’s a dish that’s very close to every SCGS girl’s heart.

 

What makes this simple noodle dish so special?  Perhaps it’s the Mee Pok Auntie’s magic touch?  I’m not quite sure.  

 

Her late husband, the original SCGS mee pok man had a knack for remembering everyone’s "special order" so maybe it was the "food co-creation" that got us hooked!

I’ll bet that the SCGS mee pok is the most talked about canteen staple in Singapore!  What’s your favourite recess-time tidbit?

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24 Responses to “oodles of joy – SCGS mee pok, made with love”
  1. bittercool says:

    Fish cake with lotsa chilli!

  2. bittercool says:

    Fish cake with lotsa chilli!

  3. bittercool says:

    Fish cake with lotsa chilli!

  4. totally, n i love the vinegar!!

  5. totally, n i love the vinegar!!

  6. kopibren says:

    “Mee kiah gan, yi dian dian la, jia rou” – I could only order in Mandarin.

    Hello! You LJ too! Adding you.

    Brenda H

    • *waves at bren*

      Hello you! Thanks for the add! We’ve started LJ-ing more actively in the last coupla weeks, it’s great to see ya here!
      For some reason the auntie always speaks to me in Hokkien, mebbe I have tha kinda ‘face’, heh.

  7. kopibren says:

    “Mee kiah gan, yi dian dian la, jia rou” – I could only order in Mandarin.

    Hello! You LJ too! Adding you.

    Brenda H

  8. kopibren says:

    “Mee kiah gan, yi dian dian la, jia rou” – I could only order in Mandarin.

    Hello! You LJ too! Adding you.

    Brenda H

  9. bittercool says:

    Fish cake with lotsa chilli!

  10. *waves at bren*

    Hello you! Thanks for the add! We’ve started LJ-ing more actively in the last coupla weeks, it’s great to see ya here!
    For some reason the auntie always speaks to me in Hokkien, mebbe I have tha kinda ‘face’, heh.

  11. *waves at bren*

    Hello you! Thanks for the add! We’ve started LJ-ing more actively in the last coupla weeks, it’s great to see ya here!
    For some reason the auntie always speaks to me in Hokkien, mebbe I have tha kinda ‘face’, heh.

  12. kopibren says:

    “Mee kiah gan, yi dian dian la, jia rou” – I could only order in Mandarin.

    Hello! You LJ too! Adding you.

    Brenda H

    • *waves at bren*

      Hello you! Thanks for the add! We’ve started LJ-ing more actively in the last coupla weeks, it’s great to see ya here!
      For some reason the auntie always speaks to me in Hokkien, mebbe I have tha kinda ‘face’, heh.

  13. OMG!!! thanks for your post! It reminded me oh my daily recess having nothing but mee pok with extra vinegar!

    She is still there? hmm and I guess uncle isn’t. (seeing you wrote “her late husband”)

    • You’re more than welcome! we’re always happy to share the meepok luurve!

      Yes, the Auntie is still there till 2.30pm every day. She also works till about 12 on Saturdays! The uncle passed away a number of years ago and boy, do we miss him!

  14. OMG!!! thanks for your post! It reminded me oh my daily recess having nothing but mee pok with extra vinegar!

    She is still there? hmm and I guess uncle isn’t. (seeing you wrote “her late husband”)

  15. OMG!!! thanks for your post! It reminded me oh my daily recess having nothing but mee pok with extra vinegar!

    She is still there? hmm and I guess uncle isn’t. (seeing you wrote “her late husband”)

  16. You’re more than welcome! we’re always happy to share the meepok luurve!

    Yes, the Auntie is still there till 2.30pm every day. She also works till about 12 on Saturdays! The uncle passed away a number of years ago and boy, do we miss him!

  17. You’re more than welcome! we’re always happy to share the meepok luurve!

    Yes, the Auntie is still there till 2.30pm every day. She also works till about 12 on Saturdays! The uncle passed away a number of years ago and boy, do we miss him!

  18. OMG!!! thanks for your post! It reminded me oh my daily recess having nothing but mee pok with extra vinegar!

    She is still there? hmm and I guess uncle isn’t. (seeing you wrote “her late husband”)

    • You’re more than welcome! we’re always happy to share the meepok luurve!

      Yes, the Auntie is still there till 2.30pm every day. She also works till about 12 on Saturdays! The uncle passed away a number of years ago and boy, do we miss him!

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