After hearing raves about the Mala Mee from this stall at Beauty World, I finally tried it when I was in the Bukit Timah area one recent day. Was it spicy? Yes. Was it numbing? Just a little. Was it shiok? Unfortunately, hardly.
While the soup might look deceptively mild, it does deliver a spicy punch from the first sip. But that was it. Lacking depth and mooch flavour, it tasted weak and diluted. I also found the version with prawns to be on the pricey side at $6 with the noodles being accompanied by just two prawns, chye sim, two to three small balls of minced pork and a few slices of mushrooms. The pork ball version costs $3.
Maybe the dry ban mian or the normal version would have been a better choice. There was a line of people queuing up at this stall and I also have a foodie friend who can eat this Mala Mee once every week so I moost be missing something here! Moohehe.
Beauty World Centre
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
Chew On This: They do not offer a refund for cancelled orders unless the waiting exceeds 30 minutes! o.0