By Christopher Tan and Amy Van
Traditional Hokkien mee is made with flat yellow noodles. The Singaporean variation is made with round noodles, has a paler gravy based on a rich stock, and is served with sambal belacan. Known colloquially as Rochor mee, it was popularised by street hawkers in the Rochor Road area in the late 1800s and well into the 1970s. These days, many food stalls use fresh laksa bee hoon instead of thin dried bee hoon, which gives the dish a wetter texture.