Food Review: Shi Xiang Ge La Mian Shaved Noodles At Bishan | Affordable Chinese La Mian In Bishan Bus Interchange
The Place Casual Chinese noodles of La Mian in Bishan Interchange? Meet Shi Xiang Ge La Mian Shaved Noodles, located right above the bus interchange in a food court setting without the air-conditioning. This stall serves mainly Shan Xi cuisine with some Sichuan dishes as well, and is famous for its La Mian and Shaved Noodles. It is run by a Chinese team, where I read that the Chef used to be from Crystal Jade.
The Food A quick glance at the menu and you get to choose from a wide variety of noodles – Beef La Mian (S$5), Shan Xi Cold Noodle (S$3.50), Minced Meat La Mian (S$5), and the Hot & Spicy Intestine Noodle, and these are just some of the options to consider.
I went during this circuit breaker period, and since it was my first visit, I decided to go for something light like the Beef La Mian. The first thing which struck me was how light and delicious the beef broth is, which is almost like a clear soup. The La Mian, or noodles here has quite a firm texture and it I believed that it is freshly made in-store. The beef slices are decent for me, as I prefer it to be much more thinly sliced.
I also ordered a dish dish of the Poached Szechuan Dumpling in Spicy Sauce (S$5), better known as 紅油抄手. For the price, it is very good value as it comes with 10 pieces of the dumplings. I attribute it to the journey back home, as the texture of the dumplings were a tad too tough. Would definitely want to try it at the stall itself next time!
Rants I heard from others who have tried this stall before that the queue prior to circuit breaker can be quite long.
Will I Return Again? I am keen to try the dishes fresh from the stove next time. Noodles is especially difficult to withstand time, and for that, I have my eyes on the Minced Meat La Mian.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 2/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Shi Xiang Ge La Mian Shaved Noodles
Bishan Street 13
Bishan Bus Interchange
Tel: +65 9151 3586
Daily: 10:30am to 9:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter