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