Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eating at the Noodle Place

It's been quite a long time since I last visited this place (176 Orchard Road, #01-53/56 Centrepoint, tel : +65 6733 3171). That was way before that chef from Mak's Noodle in Hong Kong had come across and created a little stir over wanton noodles. I thought that it would be good to check them out with the new chef and see how the noodles stand versus the pretty good one over at Canton-i.

We got ourselves an order of roast duck and char siew rice and found them to be pretty decent if not overly exceptional. Their char siew it seems, is done in a similar style as they do in Hong Kong, which meant much less caramelization on the outsides, little to no charred surface and has a much more savory flavor. Quite the different thing from the sweeter versions that are more commonly found locally.

It certainly didn't hurt to top up our dosage of greens.

Back to the wanton noodles, I'd have to say that I prefer this one over the Canton-i rendition. The wiry noodles had chewy textures that were pretty comparable and the wantons here were noticeably smaller in comparison, but I couldn't really discern much of a difference in flavors. What won me over was the really excellent soup that they had over here. This wasn't the regular wanton noodle soup, but contained also as I've found out, dried prawn roe and sole fish. Certainly made a hell of a difference when compared to the regular variety.

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