For some reason, the Original Orchard Emerald Beef Noodles which opened at The Venue Shoppes has changed its name to The Beef Station. It left me a bit confused but one thing for sure, they are not associated with each other. I have verified my suspicious with the franchisor but we will leave thing as it is for now.
Mix Beef Noodle Soup 3.8/5
During my visit in the late afternoon on a weekend, the place is crowded. Ordering here is the fast food style. You place your order with the cashier and made payment. The cashier will give you a buzzer, and when food is ready, you collect your order from the collection point.
I tried the Mix Beef Noodles Soup ($9) which comes with slice beef, tendon, tripe and beef balls. The portion is quite generous as you can see from the photo. Customers can also choice from the 4 different type of noodles - Thick Beehoon, Yellow Noodle, Thin Egg Noodle or Kway Tiao. While the soup was sweet, I felt that it lacked depth in it. The chilli sauce on the hand it pretty good, it has that spiciness and tang which go well with ingredients.
Hainanese Beef Noodle 3.8/5
The Hainanese Beef Noodle ($7) is pretty decent too. Drenched in a dark and gooey gravy, it once again comes with generous slices of beef. For me the dry version fares better than the soup version. However I think it can be better. I have tried other places whereby salted vegetable and peanuts are added, which I thought helps to elevate the whole appreciate of the bowl of noodles.
Besides the traditional beef noodle dishes, the restaurant also offers other noodle dishes such as beef brisket hor fun, spicy mala beef noodle, fish beehoon soup, curry mix beef noodle and nyonya laksa. On weekend there are even special such as the crayfish laksa and oxtail stew with rice.
The Beef Station
The Venue, Shoppes
2 Tai Thong Crescent
Tel: +65 63849149
Nearest MRT: Potong Pasir (NE Line)
Tue-Sun: 11am - 930pm
1) Alight at Potong Pasir MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk down Upper Serangoon Road towards Tai Thong Crescent. Walk to The Venue. Walk to the other end of the building facing Macpherson Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]