Friday, November 23, 2012
One Bowl Hit
On one hungry weekday night, we made a stop at a random kopitiam in Geylang. Nope it wasn't for frog porridge nor beef hor fun, it was for mainland Chinese food. Moohehe.
While the stall seemed promising with their PRC staff, the food was disappointing. Mapo tofu tasted flat, guotie was sadly deep fried and their xiao long bao was a disaster.
Fortunately, there was a silver lining. Yes, ask my uni mates....despite horrible feelings after exams, we somehow all clung onto thin hopes of a silver lining. Looking back now, we were right.
Anyway, the saving grace (Hallelujah!) that evening was this bowl of Zha Jiang Mian (~$5). The noodles were rustic and had a nice bite to them. The toppings of raw cucumber shards and a very tasty stewed meat sauce added both texture and flavours to the noodle dish. Unlike most places that use minced meat, this stall used pork sliced into strips.
The next time I return here it would probably be just for a bowl of this....ok, maybe make that two. :p
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Chew On This: The Tiger Beer auntie (no lah, not chew on the auntie. Moohahaha) here is very pro and slick in pushing her bottles. Beware. ;)