Friday, July 29, 2011

Noodlestar, Bugis Street

T'was another double date event this Friday night :) Four of us were actually looking forward to some Ramen Champion at Iluma - unfortunately the insane queue leading towards the food hall put us off completely, and so we had to quickly devise Plan B! Ramen will have to wait for another time.

So we walked out of Iluma and at C's suggestion, headed to Noodlestar.. which as you would have it, are special for a variety of Chinese noodles (of star-like quality? we'll soon find out!). Food and drinks were served relatively quickly. The boys decided to order this hilarious milk drink: Wahaha juice milk drink.

This tastes slightly like any other fruit yogurt drink. I can't really explain it - it's not foul or anything, but I don't quite like it >.<

We both had the vanilla flavour (besides the fruity ones they had) - it was actually really really good - like vanilla milk essentially. Though what "juice milk drink" means is beyond me. Apparently this Wahaha is one of the largest F&B companies in China o_O

To share, we ordered Guo Tie and Xiao Long Bao (not in photo).

{上海锅贴 - Shanghai Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings} ($4.80)
These were quite nice. Xiao Long Bao was soft and the broth was yum, although the skin could have been a tad thinner. Guo Tie was alright, had enough filling and it wasn't toooo oily. I guess these are just good enough for satiating peckishness before main courses.

The 锅贴 was decent and so was the 小笼包 - nothing to shout about but good nonetheless!

C and I chose this, even though it didn't come with 'Star' next to it in the menu (:P)

{上海炒宽面 - Wok-fried "Broad" Noodle in Shanghai Style} ($8.80)

No kidding about the 'broad' noodles - they are thick and roughly cut and chewy to the bite. Noodles were simply stir-fried with generous pieces of chicken, capsicum and onions. Good and

I love how it's "Broad" in quotes, as though implying sarcasm that the noodles aren't, actually, broad, but only metaphorically broad. Regardless, this was probably the best dish of the day, the noodles texture was chewy and Q, and surprisingly flavourful and sweet. Looks like char kuay tiao but tastes leagues better.

To try out a spicy soup-based dish, PJ ordered this:

{ 辣汤海鲜拉面 - La Mian in Spicy Seafood Soup} ($8.80)

I stole some soup - it was quite spicy and light, unlike the cloying creamy kind one usually associates with laksa which I was half-expecting (it even kinda looks like laksa in the photo, lol). PJ and C approved of this.

decided to go with a semi-soupy variety with:

家乡肉骨拉面 - La Mian with In-House Stewed Pork Ribs ($9.80)
The pork ribs was quite literally melt in your mouth - whoa ... and the amount of collagen and fat in those globules of pork miracles were pretty awesome! Unfortunately, though the turnips and carrots gave the noodles a nice crunch, the noodles themselves were quite normal and the sauce nothing much more than salty :/

Guess it was a pretty good dinner after all though I can't comment on how Shanghainese it is.

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