No, this stall isn’t related to the famous Hill Street Char Kway Teow in Bedok South. Both stalls used to operate at the now-defunct Hill Street Food Centre, but note, the Chinatown outlet is named “Fried Kway Teow”, whereas the Bedok one is “Char Kway Teow”.
I haven’t tried the Bedok version, so no benchmark for comparison.
As far as char kway teow goes, I rather enjoyed this version. The first thing that hit me was the robust smokiness. Excellent wok hei (wok breath) here! The noodles were sufficiently moist and yet not too oily.
Some might like it for being not too salty, although personally, I’d have preferred it to be more tasty. Ingredients like lup cheong, cockles, and beansprouts were also on the skimpy side.
However, I was really impressed with how neat and clean the stall owner maintained his work space. On the whole, it’s still one of the better char kway teows I’ve had, and I certainly would order from this stall again if I’m in the vicinity and for craving char kway teow.
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
335 Smith Street
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
Open: 12pm to 8pm daily (no fixed day off)