Have you heard of Koo Kee Yong Tau Fu (高记酿豆腐)at People's Park Food Centre? The founder's son Mr Chong YH took over the business in 1982 and expand the business bringing Koo Kee Yong Tau Fu out of People's Park to various food courts and hawker centres island-wide. With various brands under Koo Kee, it brings you Noodlestar (丰面人物) offering good and fresh ingredients food especially the noodles in a restaurant setting. Thus Noodlestar (丰面人物) is born.
Noodlestar restaurant is not just about noodles. In face they have quite an extensive menu ranging from dim sums, rice, noodles, cooked food, soup and desserts dishes at affordable and reasonable price.
Crispy Fried Silver Fish with Pepper & Salt 4.2/5
While waiting for the group to arrive, we started off with some appetizers on the menu. We started off with the Crispy Fried Silver Fish with Pepper & Salt ($8). The lightly battered crispiness and the fatty silver fish meat was an enjoyable starter. I could not resist going back for more. Best to go with a glass of beer.
Sliced Pork with Garlic Sauce 3.8/5
Next up was the Sliced Pork with Garlic Sauce ($4.80). Hidden underneath the pork slices was a mountain of refreshing shredded cucumber. If the sliced pork was eaten alone, the sweetness from the garlic sauce maybe a bit overpowering. However if eaten together with the shredded cucumber, it gave the dish a refreshing balance.
Cordyceps Flower Herbal Soup 3.5/5
The nourishing Cordyceps Flower Herbal Soup ($8.80) is the Chef's new creation. The soup was cooked with black chicken and a combination of herbs that helps to improve blood circulation, immune system and digestion system.
Doubled Boiled Ginseng Chicken Soup 3.8/5
The Doubled Boiled Ginseng Chicken Soup ($8.80) is another nourishing soup that is available on the menu. This soup has a stronger herbal taste compared to the cordyceps flower herbal soup.
Steamed Juicy Meat Dumpling 4.5/5
More does not always mean better. I have tried Xiao Long Bao that was overly chunky with their fillings thus losing that balance in texture and flavours. I am pleasantly surprised that the Steamed Juicy Meat Dumpling ($4.80) or Xiao Long Bao at Noodlestar was rather delicate in execution. The subtle Xiao Long Bao was probably one of the best I have tried.
Dumpling with Hot and Sour Sauce 3.5/5
The marriage of the Dumpling with Hot & Sour sauce ($4.80) did not really work out for me. Don't get me wrong, individually the dumpling and sauce was good. I would greatly have them separately but they are just not compatible with each other.
Four Season Happiness Dumpling 3.8/5
This is such a happy dish visually with its vibrant colours. The Four Season Happiness Dumpling ($4.80) comes in 4 colourful fillings. They were broccoli (green), egg yolk (yellow), black fungus (black) and ham (pink). Although the flavours were rather mild what stood out was the dumpling skin. After trying 3 of their dumpling dishes, the soft and thin texture of the dumpling skin definitely won my heart.
Pan Fried Pork Dumpling 4.5/5
I was told that the Pan Fried Pork Dumpling ($4.80) is one of their popular dishes on the menu. I can understand why since I have already sang praises of their dumplings. This is another dish on the menu which I would order again.
La Mian with Braised Beef 4.2/5
The star at Noodlestar has to be their noodles. Having spent years perfecting the art of noodle making, they are of the highest quality. The La Mian here is freshly made on the spot upon order. The uniqueiness of Noodlestar's La Mian is their thinner and springier texture. The La Mian with Braised Beef ($6.80) was simply delish which showcased the characteristic of the thin silky noodle.
La Mian with In-house Stewed Pork Ribs 4/5
La Mian with Crispy Fried Chicken Chop 4/5
If you don't take beef, there are many other La Mian combination on their menu that you can enjoy slurping the high quality noodle. The La Mian with In-house Stewed Pork Ribs ($9.80) and La Mian with Crispy Fried Chicken Chop ($7.80) are worth trying.
Wok-Fried Broad Noodle Shanghai Style 4.2/5
Broad Noodle? I have never heard of it neither tried it before. This is a must try at Noodlestar. The Wok-Fried Broad Noodle Shanghai Style ($8.80) wok fried in a fragrant sweet sauce and the noodle had a bite to it that was pleasant and enjoyable.
Roast Pork and Shrimp Fried Rice 4.2/5
Like I mentioned earlier, Noodlestar offers an extensive menu. If dim sum and noodles were not enough to satisfy your hungry stomach, the Roast Pork and Shrimp Fried Rice is the quintessential comfort food. Consistency could be found in each morsels of the fluffy rice.
Roasted Chicken with Secret Home-made Sauce 4/5
The Roasted Chicken with Secret Home-made sauce ($11.80 half, $22 whole) had nice crispy skin while the meat was tender and moist.
Deep Fried Beancurd with Cereal Flakes 4.2/5
The Deep Fried Beancurd with Cereal Flakes ($12) were very addictive. The silky tofu and fragrant cereal flakes with the aromatic curry leaves were an excellent pairing.
Golden Sweet Potato 4/5
The Golden Sweet Potato ($4) is best served warm. The hearty dessert with its chewy texture warmed the heart with each bite.
Chilled Mango & Pomelo and Chilled Almond Beancurd 4.2/5
For cold desserts, I enjoyed both the Chilled Mango & Pomelo with sago and Chilled Almond Beancurd with honey and logan. A cold and refreshing sweet note to wrap up a wonderful meal.
I think Noodlestar will be a shining star in the F&B scene with its quality of food at affordable price. Currently they have 2 more outlets at Bugis Village and Marina Bay Sand food court.
Thank you Gao Ji and Flame Tree Communications for the invitation. Courtesy from Gao Ji. I am giving out a $10 food voucher for 3 lucky winners.
"GIVEAWAY - $10 FOOD VOUCHER"
3 lucky winners will be drawn to win a $10 Food Voucher each.
All you need to do is,
1. Like Noodlestar facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/noodlestar
2. Find the blog post on my facebook page www.facebook.com/sgfoodonfoot
3. Leave a comment that you have liked Noodlestar facebook page.
Closing date: 6 September 2012, Thursday at 2359hr.
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100 Jalan Sultan
Tel: +65 62975490
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line), Nicoll Highway (CC Line)
1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the overhead walkway all the way to Keypoint. Continue onwards to Sultan Plaza. Journey time about 10 minutes.
2) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Lavender Station (Stop Id 01319). Take bus number 107. Alight 2 stops later. Journey time about 5 minutes.