A traditional Canton noodle which is a meal on its own, topped with Char Siew (Roast pork), vegetables and Wan Tons (small meat dumplings). The noodles and sauce varies, hence I’m trying to find out which has the most authentic taste which I remember eating from the roadside push cart stall outside of my primary school, St Michael’s School in the 70’s.
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Wanted a nice local brekkie yesterday and I thought I should visit a coffeeshop which I haven't visited for the longest time. The coffeeshop has renovated and there are many stalls there now with pretty impressive offerings. However, they have adopted the self-service mode and everyone has to queue to get their food. Gone are the days when you can order and find a seat. So it's quite tough for one person to find a seat during peak periods, hence have to share table. I waited for like 15 mins as there were some orders before me:
Taste: Got the old school taste and although it looks plain, it's very tasty! Love the suppleness of the noodles. Damn yums!
If I don’t work around Changi Road, I wouldn’t have ventured around the area one afternoon on my off day and I wouldn’t have come across this Angmoh Noodle House along Joo Chiat Road. This noodle house has created a buzz some time mid 2012 when the lady boss has decided to stop her business due to poor health and 2 of her regulars and big fans, (who were also her landlords), decided to buy over the business so that they can continue to have their favorite wanton noodles! (These are hardcore foodies man!!!)
Founded in the 60s, this stall is started by a guy named Ao Yang, who has features and complexion of a Caucasian. Hence customers started naming the place as Angmoh Noodle House or Hong Mao Mian Jia in Chinese.
So how does it taste after their takeover? I can’t make any comparison because I have not tried the original lady boss’s one. But, read my reviews below nevertheless:
Taste: I was actually quite surprise with the taste of this noodle! It actually has the traditional taste or what we refer as 古早 taste. The younger generation may not know this taste as most wanton noodle places these days do not use cooked oil (熟油 in Cantonese. Ask your parents or grandparents, they may know!) in their noodles anymore. Love the taste, love the springy noodle texture, soup was peppery and so were the wantons. Wantons also have an authentic taste which I have childhood memories of. Didn’t try the rest on the menu because I was having this in between main meals. 😉
Ambience: Fan, partial aircon, coffeeshop style.
Price: $3.50. Should have ordered the $4.50 plate!!!
Haha finally I write something in the west of Singapore. ;P I was around here doing deliveries in my last job so found this place where I can park and eat. This is a very neighbourhood place, housed beside a multi-storey carpark and beside a 7-Eleven. Think only the people who lives around there knows about this pretty awesome wonton noodle shop.
Taste: They use the dark sauce type so I reckon it’s a little Malaysian style. Noodles were really nice and springy, char siew was roasted in house, and the wontons were lovely. Non Halal.
Service: Couple running the stall. The lady is very nice and sweet. While the hubby cooks.
Ambience: Quiet during lunch time maybe because it’s located in the neighbourhood.
Price: I ordered a $4 portion. Normal portion is $3.
RTE: I would if I’m ever around there again!
Location: The name of the coffeeshop suggested it all. Block 289H, Bukit Batok Street 25, Singapore 657289. Normal coffee shop hours.