I have dinner at Noodle Noodle Shop (面面店) at Jordan. There isn’t any English name for the shop, I translated it literally from the Chinese name. I first saw this shop in the taxi, on my way from the airport to hotel along Ivy Street. I think that shop is newly opened and it has quite a long queue. This aroused my interest to hunt it down and I found an outlet at Jordan.
The shop specialised in noodles as the name suggested. They have lots of different types of noodles including the very popular Che Zhai noodle (车仔面). Unfortunately, the menu is in only Chinese, not sure if there is a English version available.
The interior of the shop is very simple, with some high and what I called normal tables. Good enough for diners to have a bowl of noodles.
I ordered the Sichuan Spicy Pork Chop Noodle Set meal (麻辣系列套餐猪扒捞面) which came with a drink. I have never came across any shop serving Noodle in Sichuan Spice, thought it would be very interesting to try it. I was worried that it would be too spicy and numb. For those who have tried the Sichuan Spice would know what I mean by numb. It really will give you numbness in your tongue and in your lips but that’s temporary.
The standard drink is soya bean drink (豆浆)， Hawthorn fruit drink (山楂冰) and the last drink, I am clueless what it was, to choose from. If you would like other drinks there is an additional charge. I choose the ice lemon tea (冰柠檬茶).
The Sichuan Spicy Pork Chop Noodle has black fungus and sourish preserved vegetable and should have sliced cucumber but I guessed they have ran out of cucumbler so they gave me kailan, a green leafy vegetable. I am fine. Oh ya, of course, there was the pork chop too. I started with the pork chop. It was flavourful, well marinated. The pork chop slice was thin, this is good, so it would not be too tough. Next I went on to the taste the noodle. The first mouth, oh my goodness, it was so “wow”. That was delicious. The noodle looks like the yellow noodles we have in Singapore. When I saw that, I feel abit down as I don’t like the yellow noodle as it has a strong alkaline taste. For this, I couldn’t taste the alkaline taste, maybe due to the sichuan spice. The sichuan spice sauce added to the noodle was just the right amount for me. The spiciness was average. The sour preserved vegetable was a great side as it helps to neutralize the burning sensation in your mouth. And as it was sour, it went well with the spicy taste.
I love the noodles served in Noodle Noodle Shop. I will surely be back to try other noodles. I do highly recommend Noodle Noodle Shop to all.
Noodle Noodle Shop (面面店)
274 Temple Street, Jordan
Tel: +65 852 2375 3300
noon till late
By MTR: Jordan