18 November 2006

The Greatest Mee Pok


Mee Pok Uncle has passed away. He followed SCGS's growth from its old building along Emerald Hill to its current site at Dunearn Road and nourished many girls including me. While I may not have eaten Mee Pok everyday while studying at SC, because of the ridiculously long queues, I do love his Mee Pok.

My order was always 'Uncle, Mee Pok, gan de (dry), shen me dou yao (give me the full works), lao jiao bu yao (except chilli).' For 70cents per bowl, it was ridiculously cheap for something so deliciously satisfying. He is the only Mee Pok man who adds enough black vinegar for me not to have to ask for more. So much so that almost all SC girls' (or at least my close friends) definition of a good Mee Pok is a good dose of black vinegar, among other things.

Mee Pok Uncle's funeral, which I missed, was today. My girlfriends and I had a bowl of mee pok each in his honour. Though the bowl that we had was pretty darned good (I shall be blogging about that soon), it is really second to THE SC mee pok. The following generations of SCGS girls will sadly be missing out on something great.

Here's to Mr. Ang, the real Mee Pok Man.

13 comments:

aPril said...

it'll be so weird not to see mee pok uncle when i go back to SC again :(

Anonymous said...

yeah it will definitely. :(

vanessa said...

My fondest memory of him is how much he cares for his mum. When his mum was helping him out at the stall, he would always check on her, making sure she doesn't lift anything heavy. And just asking her if she was thirsty etc.... very thoughtful...

petertps@hotmail.com said...

Thank you for mentioning about the Mee Pok Man. Alas, my father in law is a simple and humble man but he takes great pride in cooking his Mee Pok dish in an unassuming manner.

Let it be known that his name is Mr. Ang Boon Chye, He passed away peacefully at the age of 68yrs and is survived by his wife, five daughters and son.

If you wish to pay your respects to my father in law, you can find his niche at Blk E or Euginia, Blk 2 level 3, 0310, Mandai Columbarium. Kindly note that the engravings on the stone slab are in chinese and the stone stylized picture of my father in law will only be ready in 3 weeks time.

My father in law may have passed, but his legacy is in the flavor and taste of his black vinegar Mee Pok with lots of chilli in SCGS.

Cheers to my father in law !

Anonymous said...

vanessa> That's really sweet, but I don't remember seeing him with his mum, just a lady younger than him.

peter> Hi Peter, thank you for letting us know that. I will pay my respects soon. We really always referred to him as Mee Pok Uncle, not knowing much beyond his fantastic mee pok unfortunately. And I'm sure you know that I'm hardly the only SC girl who thinks highly of his mee pok. Cheers to Mr. Ang!

Anonymous said...

its really sad to hear the passing of a person always. Above all, i think his mee pok will leave a deep memory among all who has ate his dish.

Though i may not know him myself, its comforting to know that his presence is deeply remembered. Cheers Mr Ang too!

Anonymous said...

Definitely. Cheers!

Lynn said...

Oh no, every morning when I drive pass to go to work. I think of the mee pok man fondly...thinking I would go back to visit and eat. Well, may his soul rest in peace and Hail his mee pok always!...
Thanks for posting this up Daffy.

Anonymous said...

I believe the shop has been taken over, possibly by his daughter. And she used to help him out anyway, so the standard shouldn't have dropped too much.
Hail Mee Pok Uncle!

Peter said...

to all Kim Geks of SCGS.....take heart....mother in law will continue to cook up that mee pok storm with the help of a......er....... Mr. Ang lookalike ?....geez..maybe not..well you decide....

Cheers !

Elisabeth said...

yes, it's definitely sad that the meepok man has passed away.
he has been at scgs for so many decades and so many generations of girls have enjoyed his noodles.
he was also the only food stall nice enough to open on saturday so the girls would have something to eat after cca.
he will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

i'm from SC too..canteen will never be the same without the mee pok uncle and his mee pok// :(

Anonymous said...

its really sad. the Meepok stall was my favourite stall. Now the stall is run by his wife and son [i think so].