Daily: 11:30 - 22:00
Located in Jurong Family Bowling Centre on Yuan Ching Road, Sun Lok Noodle House serves Chinese cuisine.
Best dim sum eatery in the West!
In short, I will describe it as the 'Crystal Jade Kitchen' of the Heartlands. It has similar offerings in its menu, price-wise and certainly more affordable. Definitely authentically cantonese style cuisine which you least expect in a remote location in this part of Jurong. For those living in Jurong and are too impatient with long queues at similar chinese restaurants at shopping malls, you should pay this restaurant a visit, especially if you drive.
My favourite item is the congee though it's other dishes and dim sum are generally very good. For a pretty comprehensive dim sum variety, it's a pity the eatery don't offer 'chee chor fun'=rolled rice noodles stuffed with char-siew or shrimp which is one of my dim sum favourites, but I can still live with it lah... My all-time favourite at the eatery is its congee, simply very smooth and tasty, i always go for the fresh scallop and/or the century egg and lean pork congees. For noodles, their shrimp wonton and beef brisket noodle (both dry) are tasty and delicious. You can tell that you their chef is great because even their specially-made belanchan paste is flavourful and appetitising, one of the best among the many chinese restaurants!
As for their desserts, don't miss their Mango Pudding and the Almond Longan Beancurd. Luckily this place is so close to my home! Well...after a heavy and satisfying meal at Sun Lok, I will just make my way home on foot, hopefully I can burn off some calories and feel less guilty after pigging out!
Taman Jurong brings back old memories. Sun Lok is in a location that has a history dating back to the 60s. Yaohan had an outlet that Sheng Siong supermarket occupies now and my first military camp was at Taman Jurong. When my friend invited me to lunch there, it was like stepping back in time. The physical appearance of the whole place has not changed. The A frame shaped buildings, bowling alley are still there.
Food: Delicious beef brisket noodles were well braised and substantial amount. Friend had the beef fried noodles (dry type) but it did not look too appetising.
Ambience: Crowded, tightly packed tables and chairs, relatively clean, aircon not working very well. About average
Value: Priced at $8 which I thought was pretty expensive.
Service: Pleasant enough but we had to catch the attention of the waitress to order.
Honestly, there really isn't much places this far west with decent Dim Sum like this.
Anyway, what really got my attention was the Beef Brisket Noodles.
1. The noodles were super
- Very Q
- Not sticky or over cooked (Enough "Fire")
- Each strand of noodle was separate (Not "lumped together")
2. The soup stock was excellent
- Full flavored
- Not too salty
3. The beef was superb
- The portion was generous
- There were some fats (Come on... some kinda food must have some fat in them)
- The fat was not the oily sort and was tender too.
Anyway, the other Dim Sum were quite decent too.
Guo Tie - Excellent, Fresh (Did not taste some where they taste like it's been in the fridge for weeks)
Xiao Long Bao - The soup in the bao was yummy.
Shui Jiao - Fresh prawns
But due to the location, it's quite inaccessible for those who are not driving.