Must Tries: La mian with king prawn in chilli sauce, la mian with in-house stewed pork ribs, deep-fried bean curd with cereal
Amongst the different types of noodles, making la mian can be considered an ancient skill. The process of stretching, twisting and pulling a dough of wheat flour into thin strands of noodles continues to amaze us.
Noodle Star, a new la mian concept shop which has just opened at Bugis Village, is giving the traditional dish a contemporary twist. You may have seen its other branch at Rasapura Masters Marina Bay Sands, which attracts many onlookers and tourists when their chefs demonstrate making the noodles.
There are several appetizers and dim sum at Noodle Star that will make you salivate. The deep-fried bean curd ($12.00) was an ingenious combination of smooth and soft handmade tofu layered with spinach and sprinkled with cereal flakes. Yes, other than the usual cereal prawns, cereal flakes and tofu make a great pairing too!
While its xiao long bao ($4.80 for 4) is not as popular as Din Tai Fung’s or Crystal Jade’s, the ones here scored with their thin skin and flavoursome soup.
For us, the ‘noodle star’ of the meal was the la mian with king prawn in chilli sauce ($13.80). It comprised chilli crab sauce, a king prawn (instead of crab) and noodles, of course. They were generous with the sauce, so your noodles would not clump up like some others we have tried. We wished there were more ingredients though.
Another ‘star’ is the la mian with in-house stewed pork ribs ($9.80). While the noodles tasted rather ordinary and could do with more sauce, the pork ribs, which took six hours to prepare, were superbly tender and melt in your mouth almost instantly.
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Started with a braised shark’s fin soup with crab meat and bamboo shoots which totally spiced up my appetite!
Fried prawns with asparagus came next and I loved chewing on the asparagus.
Then came the noodlestar signature fried rice where the rice was a little bit hard to me.
Steamed emperor chicken was rich in herbs taste and the chicken was cooked till very smooth.
Desserts were last and had this lime taste which was very refreshing.
$39.80++ for 2 pax in total. Quite alright to me.
Dont waste money, Poor food quality and taste... On top of it they have mannerless staff. "Leni" was the person who served, and she was not only rude but also was making sarcastic comments. When i asked for feedback form, i was handed over with just a piece of paper to share feedback (which can be trashed later). I just paid in full and left the place without even finishing the food.
My suggestion, dont waste money there...