Looking for the best noodles Singapore has to offer? Look no further!
Noodles are the unsung heroes of many, many Asian dishes. They are the ultimate comfort food that can turn a boring bowl of broth into a party of goodness. They can elevate a salad from snoozy to spectacular. They can transform a side dish into the main event. Though not difficult to find, you might always wonder, are these the best?
The Finder team has been noodling around the island to try and test the best. Here are our favourites:
Prawn noodles at Kok Sen restaurant located at Chinatown! The restaurant setting is super “local” but the soup base of the prawn noodle soup is pure prawn stock giving it a unique sweet flavour. The prawns are big and fresh and the noodles are soft and provide the perfect texture!! 30 Keong Saik Rd, 08913, Tel: 6223 2005, Open daily from 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PM.
My other favourite is Mee Pok at Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. It can be a little pricey but they provide quality ingredients. Be prepared to queue for 1 hour. 466 Crawford Ln, Block 466
— Natalie Seah, senior account manager
Xin Fei Fei Wanton Noodle at Zion Riverside Food Centre: the wantons are crunchy and the insides are generous. The handmade egg noodles are perfectly seasoned and if you’re really hungry, the $5 dollar portion will keep you full way past dinner time! 70 Zion Road, Stall No: 6, Open daily 24 hours.
— Hazel Vincent De Paul, associate editor
Maggi Mee Goreng at Shah Alam Restaurant
Bet you didn’t know you could make a dish out of frying ramen noodles and adding food colouring. Maggi Mee Goreng is my comfort food and whoever came up with it is such a genius. The one at Shah Alam Restaurant is not too oily and the option to add mutton or chicken just adds to its yumminess. Its location at Boat Quay also makes it perfect for a post-party supper. 20 Circular Rd, open daily 24 hours.
— Muneerah Bee, contributing digital writer
I like the Lor Mee at Tiong Bahru Hawker Center because of their special fried shark meat (which tastes like fried fish fritter). The gravy is well-mixed with fresh ingredients and not as thick as more typical Lor Mee stalls. 30 Seng Poh Road, 178 #02-23,
— Scott Frank Sithu, graphic designer
I love the Laksa from The Original Katong Laska at Roxy Square. The coconut milk is fresh and with enough chilli, the gravy is just delectable! Not overly spicy, just the right punch of flavour! 50 East Coast Road, #01-64, open daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
— Michelle Ng, graphic designer
While I appreciate my colleague’s preferred choice of laksa spot, I am a 328 Katong Laksa enthusiast. Perhaps a tad flashier with the likes of Gordon Ramsay plastering the walls, but it’s reputation for fantastic spicy, coconutty, prawn and noodle soup is well deserved. Maybe this will make the true foodies cringe but between the broth and abundance of perfectly cooked noodles, I almost don’t need the prawns. 51 (and 216) East Coast Road, Open Monday – Sunday, 8 am-10 pm.
— Kathleen Siddell, contributing writer
“There are other perfectly good ramen restaurants on Circular Road on Boat Quay. But Ramen Bar Suzuki is the only one worth the often long lunch-time queue. Why? Short answer: the unique colour-themed flavours of its savoury Tonkotsu ramen, including curried Amber (which sells out quickly), Jet Black (made with squid ink and garlic) or, my personal favourite, Emerald Green (full of basil and Parmesan-y cheese). The latter is sort of like a Japanese version of stracciatella (aka, Italian egg drop soup), and it’s so good. I sometimes have dreams about it.” 61 Circular Road, Mon – Thu : 11:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:00; Fri : 11:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:30; Sat : 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:00
— Sara Lyle Bow, editor
The Finder Team, February 2016
Photo: Courtesy Ramen Bar Suzuki Facebook page