I’ve seen this noodle place at Upper Thomson shophouses area and been wanting to try it out but was not sure if they’re good (I didn’t check any review as well lol). But looking at their pic, the noodle seems very appealing to me. After I heard it from my friends, I decided to try it.. And WOW! I Love it!
The texture is springy, the original sauce is great AND every single topping is yummy.The wontons, chasiu, fish sausages, even the fried lard are also yummy (too bad they are very little though..).
This noodle has become my favorite noodle in Singapore now! If you haven’t tried it, you should!
The store in VivoCity was the first time I tried Jia Xiang Mee, introduced by a friend. Since then, I’ve tried their other stores but none of them has the same standard as this one (according to my personal preference). Last week I was in VivoCity and thought about eating noodle, so I visited this place again after so many years! (I’ve been to Vivo for several times during that period but never eat here lol..).
I ordered Jia Xiang Mee. The original one. It comes with wontons and shrimps as well. At first bite, I felt disappointed because even tho the texture of the noodle was springy and nice, I felt like it was too bland in taste. I continued eating for a while until I saw the condiment table!! OMG, I should have added some of the condiments! I took soy sauce, white pepper and chili pickle. I put soy sauce and pepper into the bowl and mixed everything. Moment of truth.. hap! It tasted sooo much better! Then I tried their wonton as well. It was great! Skin were thin and meat inside was tasty. Yum~!
The noodle itself is SGD 7.9, but I bought water bottled as well so the total was SGD $9.9. Still affordable for a meal in the mall I think.
This morning me and my friend went to Holland Village to have breakfast at one of the cafe there. After we finished, when we walked to the bus stop my friend told me about this Japanese Restaurant on the way. The name is Sanpoutei Ramen and she said it usually very crowded so we have to queue early if possible. Their ramen is using fish broth and my friend recommended it. So we decided to eat there for lunch.
I stayed around the area until lunch time, while waiting for my friend. There is a small park where I can sit and enjoy the weather. Then I also remembered there is a good pet shop in the area, called “All breed pet shop”, so I visited them. Next, I waited in a coffee shop, Costa Coffee while updating my blog (but haven’t posted and now I’m writing this one instead… oops :D). I mistakenly order a heavy drink (which made me couldn’t finished the noodle at lunch!). I thought it was a hot green tea, but it was ice-blended (frostino) instead. Morning brain fart..
A friendly cat at nearby park
Mustang Leather leashes from All Breed Pet Shop
Costa Coffee, Singapore
Green Tea Frostino
Around 11.55 am my friend came, and we entered the restaurant. I supposed to queue for us though but I saw no line in front of the restaurant so I didn’t queue but sitting on the bench near by while watching the restaurant in case they suddenly have people queuing. I think the staff there was suspicious at me since I watched the restaurant for quite some time while waiting for my friend lol.
We sat down at the table appointed to us, and the guy brought me a box to put my bag in it. It didn’t take long for us to order since we know what to order already. I wanted to try their rice dish but maybe next time.. was still full from the green tea drink.
Both of us ordered shoyu ramen with soft-boiled egg. It’s their specialty.
The noodle came so fast and we dig in immediately. First, I tried the soup. Fresh! If you like rich type of soup, maybe this is not your cup of tea. Bamboo shoot was yummy. Soft-boiled egg was delicious and cooked perfectly. Noodle is thin and chewy. Overall it is recommended to try.
Have you tried this before? What do you think of this ramen? Do let me know in the comment! Thank you for reading.
Today I tried a different type of Pho in one of the restaurant near Bitexco. I like the normal Pho (the soup one) but not really a fan of noodle soup. My husband told me that this place, called Mama Pho, has some different ways to serve Pho (actually he told me it was a noodle and i didn’t think it was Pho!).
We came in and sat, then the waitress brought the menu to us, which was served as placemat as well. They have many different style of Pho, including the normal soup one, such as dried pho, wok-fried pho, rolled pho, crispy pan-fried pho, and golden-fried pillow pho. Very interesting isn’t it?
I love dried noodle so I ordered the Pho kho dau hu, nam va rau (dried pho with tofu, mushroom and homemade sauce). It took a while for them to prepare the food. I guess it goes well with their slogan ” Freshly Made”. They also claimed no MSG and preservatives added.
It looked delicious and tempting! But of course I need to hold myself and took a picture first 😀 I tried the soup first. Yummy! It was a bit sweet (just a little bit, like all other Pho soup in Saigon). I poured two to three spoon to my noodle and mixed it. It made the noodle less sticky to each other.
Sorry for the blurry picture! Didn’t realize not enough light to speedy photo-taking. I tried the noodle with the homemade sauce and I love it! It was a little sweet and salty. Delicious. I added some chilies and it even better (Although in the end I added too much chili and too spicy for me…).
The portion was not big but good enough for me. It is 66k vnd for one portion of dried pho. Slightly higher than other pho place. But it’s worth to try for a change.
For the dessert I ordered Che Troi Nuoc (Sweet Rice Balls with Coconut). I rarely ordered dessert but this one was just too tempting. I’m a fan of sweet rice balls (or mochi in some languages). The dessert come first though, before my noodle! Luckily it was not a cold/hot dessert, so it doesn’t matter if I leave it until I finished my noodle. The coconut soup was sweet but bearable. The sweet rice balls was chewy but easily swallowed haha.
All-in-all, it was a good experience to try out this place. Have you tried it as well? What do you think of this place? Let me know in comment.
Address Mama Pho : 111 Ho Tung Mau, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
If you like Chinese-style noodle, you will like this restaurant. I knew this restaurant from my husband, who happened to know this place from his colleagues. It’s located in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, at 47 Bui Bang Doan St, Tan Phong Ward. They have a website too! From their website, I found out about their other branch as well. Turned out they have branch in District 1 as well … We don’t need to go to District 7 after all!
Anyway..on this post I will write about the on District 7.
Their place is quite big. It has a semi-outdoor seating and indoor seating.
And below is their menu. All in Vietnamese!
I ordered Mi Kho Xa Xiu Hoanh Thanh (Dry Noodle with wonton and charsiu). I only know that Mi Kho means Dry Noodle, and Hoanh Thanh means wonton. Yum! I like wonton.
This chili is not too spicy, I still can handle it. But the pickles.. I gave up eating it. Too spicy for me >__<
This is the first time I get soda chanh which I need to mix it myself! Interesting though, because I can make it match my taste.
This is it! The noodle. It came with a somekind of shrimp cracker. Looks yummy eh? I like small noddle! It was delicious as well. I don’t like the charsiu though. And that shrimp cracker tasted bland, and some parts were hard to bite.
I love their wonton! It came in small pot. The soup was not my taste though, because it’s a bit sweet.But the wonton.. yummy!
Their price is a bit high than other noodle place, but once in a while won’t hurt. I definitely come back for their noodle and wonton. So next time I will order Mi Kho Hoanh Thanh! It’s not in their menu tho, but maybe they can make the dry version of Mi Hoanh Thanh.