A bowl of goodness well worth the price

YUMMY: The springy noodles come with pork-belly cha-su, hot-spring egg, wontons and potato-wrapped prawn.


    Aug 19, 2013

    A bowl of goodness well worth the price


    Where: Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-39

    Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, from 11am to 7.30pm

    Rating: 4/5

    DESPITE having only one type of noodles on its menu, A Noodle Story delivers on its promise of offering a novel and fulfilling experience.

    Seasoned with fragrant oil, dried kelp, shrimp floss, Sichuan pepper and homemade dark sauce, the thin and springy egg noodles are a delectable staple that complement the other ingredients.

    The sous-vide Spanish pork-belly cha-su is vacuum-sealed and cooked at 65 deg C for 36 hours. It is then glazed with sweet miso and evenly sliced. The result is thoroughly satisfying, as it melts at every bite.

    The hot-spring, white-shelled egg is both sweet and savoury. Cooked with absolute precision, the egg white solidifies and gains a rubbery texture, while the yolk maintains its viscous consistency.

    The Hong Kong-style wontons are a stunner in terms of size - they are much larger than the usual ones sold here. Seasoned with roasted sole fish, the dumplings have a rich aroma.

    Lastly, the crisp nature of the potato-wrapped prawn offers a contrast in texture, taste and flavour to the moist and saucy meal.

    Each bowl of noodles is served with pork broth, a tasty accompaniment to a hearty meal.

    The Singapore-style ramen is certainly worth every dollar paid. Prices range from $5 to $7 for a bowl.