Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Taiwan Noodle House, SS2

Me and ST went to this place in SS2 specialising in Taiwanese noodles. The very first thing that strikes you about the place is how inconspicuous it is. It looks exactly like what you would expect a typical Chinese coffee shop to look like. Maybe it's just me but when ST mentioned to me that she was going to bring me to a Taiwanese Noodle place in SS2 I was thinking that it's probably another one of those swanky new restaurants. How wrong I was.

I was busy the past few days so it took me quite some time to post this and as usual I've forgotten most of what I wanted to say at that moment. What I do remember however is that 90% of the customers there ordered the Pork Chop Noodles and quite frankly it looked really really nice. Since it was my first visit there we didn't really know what to order... we only noticed the popularity of the Pork Chop Noodles after we were seated for some time. Another day I guess ;)

We had 2 bowls of noodles and a bowl of dumplings that day. The noodles itself were quite good. In fact they are so good they actually self package their noodles (just the plain uncooked noodles) and sell them off. They also sell mee-sua.

If I'm not mistaken every noodle dish on the menu comes in 2 versions; a soup based version and a dry version. Of the 2 bowls of noodles we ordered the Zha Chai (it's a name for a picked vegetable) Noodles was really quite plain. Not really my kind of dish. The Szechuan Beef noodles however was a totally different experience. I loved the soup base though I would have liked it to be spicier (I guess Taiwanese do not have the tolerance to spicyness that Malaysians do). What was quite outstanding were the pieces of beef they gave. Tasty lean meat. None of the fatty uneatable pieces.

The dumplings were quite big and really meaty. But where its size impresses it kind of falls flat on taste. I don't think good dumplings can be made based on a filling of meat alone. I like them filled with some fragrant herbs or vegetables.

Taiwan Noodle House is not a bad place to go for some Taiwanese styled noodles. It's fairly cheap. You should be able to get by with RM10 per person.


Zha Chai Noodles.


Szechuan Beef Noodles.


Dumplings!

posted by wyejon at Tuesday, January 03, 2006 (permalink) |

9 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger neotrax

hmmm... talking about noodles, when i was in spore, i had this chinese style ramen at this restaurant called 'Crystal Jade La Mian Kitchen'. they served very good ramen and later i found out that they do have an outlet here in lot10(the staircase entrance to standard chartered bank). tried them and they tasted exactly like the one in spore. go check it out!! it's really good and cost about the same as this taiwanese noodle.

btw, thanx for the recommendation. :)

10:03 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

neotrax: I've been hearing a lot about crystal jade. I'll definitely try it out when I have the chance.

10:19 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

wyejon - love the new look. where exactly is this taiwanese noodles place? I must go check it out.

7:08 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo: thanks... gonna work on the template some more... will probably finish by this week.

u know how the ss2 makan area is basically one big square? it's on the same row as McDonalds. Right in the middle in fact.

7:19 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger MoonCake

(I guess Taiwanese do not have the tolerance to spicyness that Malaysians do)

JON !! u r wrong .... U never how spicy taiwanese can tolerate !! If i got chance, i will intro u one kind of balddee fucking spicy instant noodle.. then u will know wat u said is totally wrong !!!!!!

10:19 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

mooncake: KNN... you always talk only wan... keep telling me about nice food but never bring to me.

10:22 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Janice

Ya, I been to this shop quite often last time when I started to work in PJ area. The noodles are quite good! Great choice you made!

12:38 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

yeah... the Pork Chop Noodles dry one is really nice...plus they fried the pork and cut it in small pieces which is earsier to put in out mouth..hehe

7:11 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

janice: hehe... this place is quite popular... i had no idea

tung: yum yum... really wanna go try now.

7:27 PM  

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