Circuit Road Food Centre is a paradise for vegetarians, you’ll not be short of choice here as there are about 4-5 vegetarian stalls in this long stretch of local hawker food.
With an abundance of choice, it’s easy to not know what to order. All thanks to Chris and Kandy (above), they showed me their favorite dishes and strongly recommended Xuan Miao because of the delicious hand-made noodles at this particular stall.
We ordered the thin noodles or “mee kia”, which is topped with fresh shitake mushroom and crispy “fish anchovies” made of mushroom strips.
This is the soup that comes with the dry noodles. It’s filled with leafy veggies, seaweed, and crispy beancurd skin. Having lived in Hong Kong for a few years now, I’ve got to say this soup is authentic to Singaporean Chinese food stalls. It’s more Taiwanese-style compared to Canton flavors.
Chris prefers Mee Pok – broad noodles mixed with ketchup, chili, and soya sauce. I like both types of noodles and the highlight of this place is definitely that they are handmade, which tastes fresher and fuller.
Apart from noodles, Xuan Miao sells another local dish – Mee hoon kuey, I’ll have to go back and try next time. The owner, Mr Billy Ng was friendly and very hands-on. Vegans will be delighted to eat here as the noodles doesn’t contain eggs.
An overview of our dinner that night, poh piah (orange plate in the middle) is from a different shop.
Xuan Miao Vegetarian – Blk 79A, Circuit Road Food Centre #01-78 (It’s not accessible by train. Bus services include 40, 61, 63, 65, 66, 135, 154, 155, 158.)
Biz Hours: Open on evenings only from 5pm to 12am (catering to the “supper” crowd). Closed every Monday.