I Want My Noodle @ Shaw Centre

Having been under the weather for the past week, I was having a serious craving for noodles. Random perhaps but I was looking for springy, QQ texture-like eggy noodles with some spicy chilli for a punch. Needless to say that when I saw Nat’s post on I Want My Noodle, I knew that there was no better place to satisfy that craving. Because with a shop name this straightforward, it was obvious what the place had to offer and I was curious to try.

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Located at the newly renovated wing of Shaw Centre, just next to Hainanese-Western restaurant The Ship, this 80-seater space with an outdoor terrace is certainly not small, and may seem quite a gamble for owner Derrick Kuah, for whom I Want My Noodle marks his first foray in the food industry. With an open-concept kitchen, long wooden communal tables and stools to sit on, there is a certain grungy charm to this eatery- an attempt to create that old-school nostalgia to compliment your bowl of craft noodles.

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The menu features 8 noodle dishes starting from $4.90 for a bowl of their handcrafted noodles made daily with only the freshest eggs, to the most expensive My Lor Bar Noodle with braised pork belly for $12.90. Other choices include My Aromatic Prawn Noodle $14.50 or My Pork Noodle i.e. Bak Chor Mee for $8.90.

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I really wanted to try their My Noodle with Double Roast $12.50 but alas because all the siok bak and roast meats are prepared fresh daily, it was not ready when we were there at 11am. Undeterred, we ordered the Lor Bah and Prawn Noodles instead, spicy version. Though the noodles bore an uncanny curly resemblance to Indomie’s Mee Goreng, they were textually more chewy and had a rustic touch to it. Quite tasty on its own and even better with their homemade chilli paste. Sedap!  The soft boiled ramen-like eggs with its custard yolk was a nice surprise, as was how that fatty piece of pork belly melted so deliberately in my mouth. The Prawn Noodles came with crunchy pieces of keropok and had sourish piquant tom yam notes to it. Interesting and enjoyable though I would have preferred if my prawns were de-shelled for added convenience.

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Sides and desserts on the menu include Fried Wings $7.90, Salad in Sesame Dressing $5.90, Pebbles- essentially deep fried sweet potato balls dusted in icing sugar and Sago Pudding. We tried the wings and yes I am sure that my friend who is an absolute fan of chicken wings would approve. Crisp, juicy and sufficiently oily for a hint of sinfulness. Two thumbs up!

Oh! And another reason to come by? The prices are all nett! Do note however that they only accept cash for payment.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 5S!

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1 Scotts Road #03-14/15
Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
Tel: 9758 3037

Opening hrs:
10am-10pm daily


One Response to I Want My Noodle @ Shaw Centre

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