Each time I go to a hawker centre or kopitiam, I usually lament the lack of a beef noodles stall. Cai fan, chicken rice, char kway teow, prata, bak chor mee etc are commonly found but beef noodles seem to be less popular and perhaps moore of a niche?
So image my delight when I saw a small banner at a Bedok kopitiam advertising the opening of a new beef noodles stall a few months ago. Better still, it was quite near home too! Moohehe.
Apparently a branch of the Chinatown Beef King, this stall has been luring me to its bowl of Dry Beef Noodles ($4) almoost on a weekly basis. While I didn't enjoy the sliced beef (cooked on the spot) option, the "mixed" option was irresistible! Featuring gummy pieces of tendon, meaty slices of braised brisket and tender slivers of ox tripe in a dark gooey sauce that packed savouriness (beefy, just a tad herbal, and quite umami (oyster sauce comes to mind), it was D-licious. A squeeze of lime added acidity to cut through the richness while the chilli sauce imparted a nice spicy kick.
This and a bowl of Black Beans and Pork Ribs Soup from the neighbouring soup stall in the same kopitiam make up my favourite meal in Bedok.
Chinatown Beef King
Bedok North Street 1
Chew On This (if you fancy): Yikes! :p