I seemed to have forgotten about this old favourite of mine until last night, when I somehow landed in Far East Plaza, to meet up with the mother. Whenever she wants food there, she almost always goes to the Han's Cafe and orders the beef hor fun (rice noodles).
She told me that the hor fun there was always consistently good, with sufficient wok-hei, tender beef slices and substantial portion. Why she orders only the beef version, as I found out later, was because it could be quite difficult to find them at neighbourhood tze char stalls because most of them do not sell beef for religious reasons.
So as we were meeting up around dinner time, the mother suggested dinner at Han's and I complied. No prizes for what she ordered; I took the seafood version (only to find pork slices in them - sigh!). Shortly after placing the orders, 2 piping hot plates of hor fun arrived. The smell was great and they looked really appetizing.
The thick rice noodles were fresh and pre-panfried first, with charred bits as evidence. The sauce could be a little less salty but I like my food bland so take that with a pinch of salt. The beef version saw generous slices of tender beef whilst the seafood one had a couple of prawns, some (frozen) fish slices and yes, pork slices too.
After slowly working through the noodles, I was comfortably full without space for the pandan layered cake. Oh well, nothing 'take-out' cannot solve.
While that hor fun was not the best around, it was definitely hearty and delicious, especially when eaten with my favouritest person on earth.
Level 3 of Far East Plaza