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AsianChineseHainanese
17 May 2014
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Old School Hainanese Beef Noodles

Best beef noodles I have had in a long term. soup broth is rich and hearty. Dry version also good - gravy not too starchy, but flavourful. $6 for fully loaded bowl - not cheap but worth it
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Go 'dry'

You have to make a choice between the 'dry' or the soup; with all parts of the cow (tripe, meat, etc), or with just the meat slices. Go all the way and dig into the 'dry' - gravy version - with the works. The soup, although gorgeously murky in its appearance, is not as flavourful as the thick, maroon-tinged gravy that thoroughly coats the thick bee hoon noodles. The meats are prepared to good textures, with none of that beefy stench. Make sure you get here early - Uncle is only open unil 7pm on Fridays, and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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Slurp worthy broth and yummelicious chilli dip

Absolutely yummy beef noodles. Had the soup version and finished every drop of the delicious beef broth. As the previous reviewer has mentioned, the beef slices were nicely cooked - tender without being bloody. The chilli sauce dip was made just the way I like it - sourish without being overly spicy. 
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simple and nice

Found this place opposite the old jackson centre while looking for the famous prawn noodles place on the other corner of this block. (24 Feb 10)

I like the soup beef noodles as its cook simply, the soup is a mild gentle beefy soup. If you like your beef noodles soup to have a strong beefy and herby taste, this place is not for you.

The beef slices were cook just right for me, as it was still tender but not bloody.

I have yet to try the "dry" gravy type, so i might try that the next time i am round the area.

To sum up, I would say its a nice bowl of  beef noodles soup at $4 (min), BUT its not one that is super duper good that I will travel all the way to macpherson just to eat it.

Do check out this area for its other famous eateries, eg. prawn noodles, bak cho mee, herb soups, wanton mee and sweeten soy bean curd.

Edit 25 Feb 10: Oh I forgot to mention that they used the chicken rice type chilli sauce, which I like as it provided the spicy and tangy complement to the mild soup.

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Last of Authentic Hainanese Beef Noodles

I used to work at Siemen Pte Ltd for a period of time. Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodle is one of the best tasting Beef noodle I ever tasted. It is a located in a nondescript "Kopitiam" at intersection between Macpherson Road & Tai Thong Crescent. Even now, if I happen to pass by that area on business (because I don't own a car) I always made the effort to reserve tummy space for a bowl of rich hainanese beef noodles.

Zheng Yi's Beef noodle retail from $4 to $6 and and you can customise which beef part (stomach,intestine,cartilage) or just the meat itself. You don't see this kind of offering in famous beef noodles in Katong or Odeon beef noodle. Similar to other beef noodles, you have the option of dry or version with either noodles or rice flat noodles(kwaytiao). The dry version is basically the wet version whereby it was thicken and additional dark soya sauce is added to darken it.

My personal preference is the dry version as you can better savour the beefy rich sauce as its cling on the noodle better. Despite that, you won't find the Zheng Yi's dry version too starchy like Odeon or Scott. Zheng Yi's dry version also doesn't have overpowering dark soya sauce that is very predominant in the common Beef Noodle staff. Zheng Yi doesn't overcook the beef slice like common beef noodles stall which is plus as I don't like overcook beef. The chilli served together is special belachan chili that really blend well with the noodle and being a chilli fanatic I always add it into the noodle for additional spiciness.

The dry version of the noodle is also served with a bowl of beef soup as a side. This beef soup is the best beef soup I ever tasted as its very rich with a tinge of herbs giving you "power" when you drink it. The attributing factor of it richness is due to assortment of beef parts use to made the soup and the soup gets better when you have it near to the stall closure.

Another worthy must try is Zheng Yi's wet version as the noodles is serve with the concentrated beefy soup that was serve as a side in the dry version. Zheng Yi's beef soup is comparable to Viet's beef pho soup with slight variant in the herb use to concoct the soup.

The ideal time to eat this beef noodle is during rainy season as the richness can simply warm your heart or rejuvenate your tired soul. For those beef noodle lovers who haven't try it, it is a die die must try. For those who have issue find the place can refer to my blog http://cookfreak.blogspot.com for additional info.