Street Food - Beef Noodles

May 29, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Beef Noodles

Also Known As:
Beef Noodles, Beef Kway Teow, Mixed Beef Noodles, Beef Noodles Mixed, Gu Bak Kway Teow



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $5



Description:
Beef Noodles is a dish of rice noodles, garnished with sliced beef shin, brisket, tendon, stomach, bean sprouts and beef meat balls.


There are 2 main variations on Beef Noodles.

The Teochew version of Beef Noodles uses flat rice noodles (Kway Teow), and is normally served in a rich, meaty beef broth.

The soup is made from stewing beef bones, brown sugar (Gula Melaka), blue ginger and beef extract (Bovril) in a beef stock. However, the final broth should be clear.

The Teochew version has additional garnishes of pickled vegetables, ground peanuts and grated blue ginger.

The Hainanese version of Beef Noodles uses thick rice vermicelli noodles (Chor Bee Hoon), and is normally served in a thick beef gravy.

The gravy is made from stewing then reducing beef bones, beef stock, sweet potato starch, dark soya sauce, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.

The Hainanese version has additional garnishes of pickled vegetables, fermented shrimp paste (Chinchalok), lime and chinese parsley.

Most stalls that sell good Beef Noodles normally have their own enhanced receipe for the soup and gravy, adding in a variety of herbs and spices to differentiate their dish.

Some stalls also create their own chili sauce, which is served alongside the Beef Noodles.


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I normally prefer the dry version of Beef Noodles, with a side of soup. That way, I can have the best of both worlds!

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Beef Noodles in Singapore.


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Hai Nan Xing Zhou
@ 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-06
Opening Hours: 8am - 7pm Closed Mon



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Changi Beef Kway Teow Noodle
@ 2 Changi Village Road #01-19
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm Closed Wed



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Hong Heng Beef Noodle King
@ 226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22 #01-16
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 3pm Closed Mon



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Honourable Mention

Hock Lam
@ Far East Square 22 China Street #01-01
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm Daily

@ 949 Upper Serangoon Road
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 5pm - 11pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 11pm Closed Mon



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