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.
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!
My first time here after finding out from weibo the location of their restaurant. Heard so much about it and finally found some time to visit this place. Of course with my diet going on right now, this place is not very healthy for me. Nevertheless, I was buying dinner for my staff who is leaving and at least there’s someone there to share the food with me.
The restaurant is located at a pretty centralised location where many expats are staying. I spotted Fraser Suites just beside this neighborhood center. Took a cab from my place to there is around RMB36 (S$7.50) and I believe it was more than 10km. found the restaurant at level 2 of the center but was full house. So had to go to ground level to their another shop space which they rented just opposite one supermarket/bakery/cafe. See my reviews below the pics:
Taste: Taste overall is pretty authentic Singaporean food I must say.
Service: Very good. Boss is there to make sure all customers are happy and attended to. Staff are trained to go around filling up water in empty glasses. Cooking time is all within 10-20mins.
Ambience: Pretty ok… aircondition can be a bit more cooler during summer. Pretty comfy though.
Price: Total bill came up to around RMB325. The crab is a little pricey though for that size but like I said before, in China, Singapore/Malaysian food is not cheap as compared to back home.
Never been a big fan of udon noodles cos I prefer thinner noodles like ramen or any fine noodles per se. Nevertheless, I was at this mall to reward myself for losing 22kgs to date (http://wp.me/p3Hprw-2Q) and wanted to have some noodles to curb my cravings. Couldn’t find a proper ramen restaurant, hence went for this instead. They have an ordering process which I thought was quite canteen style, which is, get in the line on the left, take a tray, take what you want and order your noodles at the last station, then pay for your food, then head to the sauces station to mix the sauce you like for the side dishes and perhaps your noodles and also equip yourself with the big wooden ladle-spoon-thingy. Then you find a seat to wallop your noodles! See my comments below for the food with the pictures.
Taste: Noodles are springy and very tasty without being too salty. No need to add extra sauces. I ordered the cold version and really good. Side dishes are warm and still crispy and the kelp is really awesome! You can ask for a bowl of hot soup as the noodles is dry version.
Portion: Average. Noodles are around 250-300grams. But filling enough for me actually.
Service: Excellent. The staffs there will educate all blur first time customers like me the ordering process. Only set back is they sweep the floor at the areas where customers are still eating… dust do fly you know?
Ambience: It’s alright, standard cafe style.
Price: Total bill came up to RMB50 which is pretty affordable.
RTE: Yup definitely would at one of my reward days!
A Korean friend invited me for dinner to celebrate his wife’s birthday. This is perhaps one of the best Korean restaurants I have visited in China and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, not because of the company but also the ambience and the food. According to my friend, he said that this is probably the closest to what they eat in Seoul. Really mesmerized with the cuisine they have to offer and not that expensive also.
Rating: 4.5/5. Service could be a little better.
Taste: Really good. I would wanna visit again but on diet… maybe after my diet to reward myself!
Service: Service is not that good ‘cos you have to call them to get things done. Some things have to be automatic like topping up the water when the glass is empty, etc.
Ambience: Very nicely decorated.
Price: I didn’t pay but I believe it’s around RMB500 (SGD$100) for 4 pax.