Sunday, May 31, 2015
Thai Boat Noodles at Noodle Cafe, Singapore
As much as I've always wanted to go to one of those floating markets in Bangkok, I never had the chance to go to one. So I don't really have a proper basis for comparison for this pork-blood-free rendition of kuai tiao ruea boat noodles at at Sim Lim Square (1 Rochor Canal Road #01-06). But I will say that they are awesome.
Yes, part of it is just the sheer heat of that dark earthy chili powder. The "normal spicy" version was so darned hot that I had to downshift to "less spicy" on my next bowl. The noodles, meat, and broth all worked for me too. And who can complain about a shop that offers crackling and pork lard on the side?
Now, those S$1.90 (US$1.40) bowls are ridiculously small (literally gone in 1-2 bites), so the "big" version at S$5 (US$3.70) is the better choice. One day I should try the real deal up in Bangkok, although if the portions are really as small as they are here then it's going to take a lot of floating alongside the noodle boat before I get full.
Digested at 1:05 PM
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