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 interesting to see how the food was with the new chef and also gauge how the noodles compared 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. Their char siew 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 savoury taste. Different from the sweeter versions that are more common locally.

It certainly didn't hurt to top up our dosage of greens.
Back to the wanton noodles, I prefer this one over the Canton-i rendition. The wiry noodles here had chewy textures that were comparable. Wantons here were noticeably smaller in comparison but I couldn't really discern much of a difference in flavour. What won me over was the superb soup that they had over here. This wasn't just the regular wanton noodle soup - there's also dried prawn roe and sole fish for flavour. Certainly made a hell of a difference when compared to the regular variety.

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