‘Hampir Boleh’ in Singapore

This place is a play on words. Malaysia Boleh means Malaysia can. We came here for Malaysian food and the place was crowded. Many Malaysians stay here because it is close to the Causeway. This place always has a crowd even among the local Singaporeans as the food is reasonably priced and not too bad. It is like Malaysian street food at Singapore prices. There was a reasonable array of local food from char kuay teow, wanton mee, assam laksa, prawn noodles, chendol and others.

‘Hampir’ means ‘almost’. There were probably two dishes that almost made the cut, out of the whole array of food there — prawn noodles and wanton mee. The asam laksa came close but they left out the sardines. One cannot have Penang laksa and leave out the sardines. The laksa just wouldn’t be the same. Hampir boleh — almost can!

Malaysia Boleh, Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-28 (JP2), Singapore 648886.

Penang laksa, minus the sardines.

Prawn noodles

Chendol with really huge read beans!

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Man behind the glass frying the noodles. The queue was too long and we passed on ordering it.

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