It used to hail from the famous Cuppage Centre hawker centre many eons ago, and it continues to ply its trade now at the crowded hawker centre here in Lorong 7 of Toa Payoh.
Truth be told, ever since I posted my favorite hawker food in Singapore to be Kovan's Ri Yi Beef Noodles, quite a few people have been quick to point out to me other notable beef noodles.
And so it was, that I decided to try out a few other alternatives to see if there is one that can match, or even surpass Ri Yi's beef noodles.
|Beef Balls Noodles|
The beef ball noodles were inviting, and despite the fact that the beef balls were outsourced, they did still give a lot of flavor when combined with the heavy beef gravy and pickled vegetables.
The sauce did taste a bit more sweeter than I would have liked, but somehow, this sweeter variant does go down well with a number of customers and younger folks.
|Sliced Beef Noodles|
The real test for me has always been the standard sliced beef noodles and here, it certainly did not disappoint. Whilst the stock was still sweeter, the beef slices were cooked just about well done and thus, had a good texture and bite.
Most beef noodle stalls tend to overcook the beef slices till they are really overdone and chewy, so it was a pleasant surprise to find it done well here. Still, Ri Yi still holds the crown for the best medium cooked beef slices in town.
So, the final verdict is this popular and well known beef noodle stall, for me, is rated higher than more popular ones like the 2 Hock Lams, but still a grade below Ri Yi.
It is still very good though.
Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles
Toa Payoh Lorong 7
Blk 22, Food Centre