琼林阁生态面庄 (Qionglinge Noodle House)


Alright I reckon it’s time to write a little more on Suzhou food before I leave this place for good. 🙂 This noodle house was discovered by myself while riding around the secluded areas of this deserted Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Came here many times already actually, just that never got down to write about them. I reckon they deserve to be recommended as the noodles here are awesome and at the same time, they are at an area where not many people will know due to the lack of public transport facilities. See my comments below the pictures attached.

Noodle house front
Noodle house front
Can get very crowded during weekends and lunch hours.
Can get very crowded during weekends and lunch hours… interns in front… 🙂
Display of all the additional ingredients to go with your noodles.
Display of all the additional ingredients to go with your noodles… not much left if you’re there after 1pm… like me… 😦
白汤 (White Soup) RMB5 - Typical Suzhou noodles with clear soup. Don't think they use MSG as I couldn't detect the usual MSG taste. Soup is nice and thick, I believe was boiled with pork bones among other ingredients for hours/days/weeks/months. You'll never know. ;)
白汤 (White Soup) RMB5 – Typical Suzhou noodles with clear soup. Don’t think they use MSG as I couldn’t detect the usual MSG taste. Soup is nice and thick, I believe was boiled with pork bones among other ingredients for hours/days/weeks/months. You’ll never know. 😉
红汤 (Red Soup) RMB5 - Typical Suzhou dark soup noodles. I reckon they added a little of the braised sauce from the braised meat. I prefer the clear one still.
红汤 (Red Soup) RMB5 – Typical Suzhou dark soup noodles. I reckon they added a little of the braised sauce from the braised meat. I prefer the clear one still.
Assorted Mushrooms RMB8 - Very nice to go with your noodles.
Assorted Mushrooms RMB8 – Very nice to go with your noodles.
焖肉 (Braised Meat) RMB8 - A typical Suzhou dish to go with the noodles.
焖肉 (Braised Meat) RMB8 – A typical Suzhou dish to go with the noodles.
爆鱼 (Braised Fish) RMB8 - Typical Shanghai/Jaingsu dish where the fish is deep fried and then braised. A little sweet as usual in their cuisine but an excellent source of protein. But the fish from around here are fresh water, hence LOTS OF BONES...
爆鱼 (Braised Fish) RMB8 – Typical Shanghai/Jaingsu dish where the fish is deep fried and then braised. A little sweet as usual in their cuisine but an excellent source of protein. But the fish from around here are fresh water, hence LOTS OF BONES…
A meal like this is around RMB$22 (S$4.50)
A meal like this is around RMB$22 (S$4.50)
This is how I slurp up my soup... Trust me, the taste is a lot better than using a spoon.
This is how I slurp up my soup… Trust me, the taste is a lot better than using a spoon.
This is how you show your appreciation... by finishing the soup that took many hours to boil!
This is how you show your appreciation… by finishing the soup that took many hours to boil!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Really awesome… been here like more than 8 times since I came to Suzhou a  year ago. Brought my SG interns there as well and they loved it. Noodles are custom made for their 2 outlets, soup base is boiled for many hours and even the accompaniments taste good!

Portion: Above average. I can be filled with only 1 standard bowl of noodles.

Service: Pretty good.

Ambience: Traditional setting. Quite appropriate for a traditional dish of Suzhou.

Price: Really cheap and affordable. I tried one traditional outlet at Shiquan Street, costed me RMB200 for 3 pax! And this is so much better than that ‘popular’ place!

RTE: Yah, tomorrow. I’m serious. 🙂

Location工业园区独墅湖月亮湾星月坊商业街E03. Tel: 0512-62727699. Opening Hours: Daily 0700-1330hrs.

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