Handmade Noodle

Handmade Noodle Ban Mien, Kapitans by Koptiam Foodcourt, 10 Tampines Central 1,  #05-05/06/07 Tampines 1, Singapore 529536.

One of my favourite stalls in the Tampines One’s foodcourt during my days working at Tampines. The handmade noodle is always long queue during the lunch hours, even during the weekends. I joined the queue when I visited the food court today.

The noodle is cooked al-dente and the ingredients are generous so far, no complaints even after about a year or so I did not eat it. There are many choices to choose from their menu and you can combine with different type of meats.

Do try the dry ban mien which give you a different taste of eating ban mien. Of course, their soup based ban mien is always a good choice especially during a rainy day.

I added the chilies paste into my dry noodle which gave me an extra kick. Their chili paste is a must to try and when I mix it with the thick dark soy sauce, it gave a good blend. You may want to adjust the level of spiciness because the thick dark soy sauce is sweet.

Old place, old taste. I am glad to finish my brunch with full satisfaction.

Tai Sun Eating House

Tai Sun Eating House, French Rd, Singapore.

The food court which is located next to the Lavender’s Fair Price offers good choices of food. The fish head noodle and the ban mien are those which I have tried so far and they are recommended. Usually during the lunch time, these two stalls have quite long queue.

Sometimes back in mid November, I have been trying to de-stress by enjoying food and it seemed something have been bothering me a lot. I am slight losing some fate.

Back to the food, I walked to the food court from my office which is quite distance to have the ban mien for my lunch. I prefer to order the dry type with chili paste as this mixture is quite balanced and goes well with the handmade noodle, fried onions, fried anchovies and sliced of mushroom. If you do not like to take spicy food, you can go without chili paste.

Kopitiam Food Court

I was in Singapore for 10 day trip for both leisure and work in January this year. So, I would like to write about Singapore Food for this month entries.

I did not really go into any most famous restaurants or highly recommended restaurants from websites or blogs to eat even though I came across a Singaporean food blogger who wrote some good reviews on some restaurants. I randomly picked up places and went along with some Singaporeans.

The first one I would like to introduce is the food stalls from Kopitiam Food Court which I went there quite often during my working days.

Black Pot Ramen with Fried Fish

Besides fish, they do have chicken and pork and mostly are fried stuff. There is a few noodle selections you can choose from and you can tell how spicy you want for your soup. It took some time for them to prepare the noodle from the black pot which consists of the ramen, half of the boiled egg and some vegetables.

The soup and ramen were quite nice. I am not able to describe what kind of soup it is but it does taste good if you tell them to make it a bit spicy. However, the fried fish was a bit too dry. I am not sure it is because they re-fried the fish to make it hot caused it to become dried.

Ban Mien (Pan Mee)

In Singapore, it is known as ban mien and in Kuala Lumpur, we call it pan mee. Both are the same type of noodle but the ingredients are slightly different. I am quite like eating ban mien in Singapore because they give a lot of noodle and minced pork. Sometimes, I cannot even finish it. However, they do not have wood ear fungus (mok yi) or sliced mushroom that we can get in KL. Besides that, they do not have dried version of ban mien which you can find it in KL too.

The ban mien from this Kopitiam Food Court is not really a nice one, some other food courts could better than this. And if to compare with the normal pan mee that I eat in KL, this one is out!

Location : #04-27/28/29, Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore.
Ambience : Noisy during peak hours and hard to find a place to sit down.
Overall : 3/5. This food court offers quite a lot of food to eat and I believe some others are quite nice too. The given rate is based on these two entries.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.