The other day I decided to go to Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) to check out the food establishments there since it was near to Labrador Park MRT station which I have yet to cover in my food journey. After recceing the mall, I decided to try Hock Lam Beef which took up a whole unit on the second floor of the mall. It has been a while since I last have beef noodles and I kind of missed it after it closed its Upper Serangoon outlet near my home. Hock Lam Beef needs not further mentioned as its already well known in Singapore for dishing out delectable bowls of beef noodles for over 100 years since 1911.
Kway Teow Soup Mixed 4/5
The new premises at ARC is quite big and with an extended menu servicing some common zichar items too. Ordering is quite simple, first decide the type of noodles (kway teow, yellow noodle or thick beehoon). Second decide whether you want the soup or dry version. Lastly, choice of the 5 toppings (mixed beef, chunky & hand sliced beef, pure tendon, hand sliced beef, beef balls).
Kway Teow Soup Mixed 4/5
One of the most popular dish for over 100 years at Hock Lam Beef is their Kway Teow Soup Mixed ($7.90). The herbal bowl of goodness comes with juicy beef balls, tender sliced beef, bouncy tripe and tender chunky beef.
Kway Teow Soup Sliced Beef 4/5
The house specialty of juicy sliced beef in herbal marinade for flavour and aroma, Kway Teow Soup Sliced Beef ($7.80) has never disappointed me. The soup was boiled for a good 24 hours, rich and robust. The hand sliced beef was also very tender and dip into the chilli sauce made from 13 ingredients to further elevates the taste of richness of the beef.
Sauteed Kailan with Salted Fish 4/5
As mentioned the outlet at ARC offers other zichar items besides their fame beef noodles. I got a plate of their Sauteed Kailan with Salted Fish ($6.80) to go with the noodles. It always good to have some greens in each meal right? The sauteed kailan was pretty well executed which still retained a crunchy bite to it flavoured by the fragrant salted fish.
A worthy note I noticed in the menu at ARC outlet is their Big Mixed Beef Bowl without noodles that comes in 3 sizes for serving up to 4 pax. It will be good for family or big group who wants to try the cooked food as well as the delish beef soup.
Hock Lam Beef
Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)
460 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 62729945
Nearest MRT: Labrador Park (CC Line)
Mon-Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 11am - 9pm
1) Alight at Labrador Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes.