I don’t know much about car tyres but my tyre-changing career began with a random conversation where I learnt that my friends change their tyres every two years or so. Okay. “So where do I go?”
“South East, lor.”
Recently, it was time again for the tyres to be changed. I briefly contemplated trying this other place in MacKenzie Road, because they were once kind to me when I urgently needed some patching to my tyre. But I googled South East Tyre and realized that they had a Marine Terrace address.
I wanted to try the mee pok* there.
So that was that. I called ahead to check that they have the tyres I want. Tyre changing takes about half an hour, perfect for you to have a coffee break, or in my case, a bowl of mee pok.
The mee pok stall is well-known among Singaporeans and the wait is long. This gives you time to Google and find out that if you want chilli in your noodles, you’d better tell them not too much chilli please because the default is too spicy. Also, the fishballs are not made by them because our government apparently generally only allows fishballs to be made in a factory.
The mee pok is awesome. It is S$2.5 well spent. A good bowl of noodles impresses you with its effortlessness. You can’t pin point why it is so great. But for us, mostly it’s the done-ness of the noodles and the lightness of the fishballs. And having bean sprouts strewn in? Great touch.
New tyres are nice to drive on and awesome (the best we had) mee pok just makes life that much brighter.
More information. South East Tyre Co is at Block 58 Marine Terrace. 132 Mee Pok is at Block 59 Marine Terrace. There are many provision shops and fruit shops in the vicinity.