Monday, October 07, 2013

A Noodle Story, Amoy Street Food Centre

A Noodle Story, Amoy Street Food Centre

Credit where it's due, it takes some balls to introduce a thermal immersion circulator for your charshu in an institutionalized food centre amidst a small sea of traditional hawkers.

A Noodle Story (Amoy Street Food Centre #01-39, 7 Maxwell Road) styles itself as a take on Singapore ramen, doing what could be considered a updated take on wanton mee. A wanton mee that comes with 36 hour sou vide charshu from Spanish pork belly, a molten yolked ajitama and topped off with a little heap of chopped negi. Which were really all about it that resembled regular Japanese ramen. And then a tasty crispy fritter of potato strips clad prawn plus a few sizeable meaty wantons thrown in as well. I thought the toppings were pretty well done there.

The noodles seemed local/of Hong Kong styled, thin and wiry with some chew. But the flavors were nothing familiar that I could relate to. Mixed with their home made flavorful sambal, it felt like there was much too much going on for my taste buds. I'm not sure I liked that.

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