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One-man present whips up handmade ban mian from $5 at Geylang Penang Heng Heng Noodles

Handmade noodles are onerous to come back. Once I got here throughout Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles, I knew I needed to attempt it, particularly with many shops serving up machine-made noodles these days.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Storefront

The storefront shows a big collection of Penang zi char carbohydrate choices— from Shrimp Fried Rice (S$5) and Penang Hokkien Mee (S$6), and even Indonesia Noodles (S$6). Opened simply two years in the past, the proprietor is sort of a brand new child to the block when he began promoting genuine Penang eats.

Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles is parked in one of many humble espresso outlets of Geylang. The stall is self-manned solely by the proprietor, so he handles the cooking, taking of orders and washing of dishes all on his personal.

I went round late midday and I used to be first drawn to his noodles machine, a significant facet that caught my eye because it was stationed in the back of the shop. It isn’t typically that I come throughout noodle shops that also make their noodles artisanally, because it comes with a whole lot of craft and energy.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Making noodles

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Making noodles 2

His menu lists out three important selections of noodles, Mee Hoon Kuey, You Mian, or Ban Mian. Often caught between making my alternative of order, I used to be actually torn for alternative. I simply had so as to add that pun in.

What I attempted at Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Noodle choices

In fact, my first order of enterprise have been noodles. I opted for the dry Mee Hoon Kuey. The delicious bowl of noodles was priced at S$5 and got here with beneficiant parts of anchovies, minced meat, fried shallots and pork lard. 

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Breaking egg

Because the Instagram addict I’m, after all I needed to snap footage of my egg yolk lusciously flowing out onto freshly made noodles. After mixing all of the condiments, I first dug in. Pleasantly stunned by the consistency of the noodles, every chunk retained a chewy and QQ texture. Its creaminess from the runny egg combined effectively with the sunshine sauce and it was fairly an addictive eat as I saved reaching out for extra.

The small bits of minced meat and pork lard made it very appetising as effectively, as I completely loved the candy savoury flavours. The proprietor actually did a very good job in estimating the ratio of condiments to noodles for this dish.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - You Mian

Time so as to add You Mian to my listing and for this, I opted for the soup model. Upon first whiff, I famous the homely aroma of the broth. It jogged my memory of wet days after I normally get pleasure from my scorching bowl of soup noodles for a little bit extra consolation.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - You Mian 2

For S$5, the bowl got here with a big fraction of noodles accompanied by but once more a lavish quantity of condiments. The noodles are thinner as in comparison with the Mee Hoon Kuey, making it simpler slurp them up. The broth is mild and flavourful, with extra substances like tau kee and spinach as in comparison with the choice earlier than. Absorbing all of the essence of the soup, the noodles takes in all of the goodness that the broth has to supply, identical to a sponge.

Moreover, hefty quantity of anchovies and pork lard on this splendid bowl balances a very good quantity of sinful and wholesome parts, making it a pleasant course of to relish over my bowl of noodles. A phrase of recommendation could be to shortly have a go together with their soup noodles although, because the noodles do absorb the soup very quick.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Salted Fish Fried Rice

Subsequent dish that I attempted was the Salted Fish Fried Rice (S$5). Take a look at the sheer quantity of salted fish! Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles appears to be very beneficiant with their parts and substances. I added Prawns for an extra S$2, as I used to be afraid that the salted fish could be too salty for my liking. To my shock, the primary ingredient was not overpoweringly salty and actually the fish was solely frivolously salted.

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - Chilli

A palatable choice for somebody who want to differ away from the standard could be the Shrimp Fried Rice (S$5). Plated with an inventory of many garnishes, this vibrant dish is stir fried with mixtures of corn, carrots, peas and eggs.

I’ve bought to say, the chilli actually packs a punch… A lover of chilli myself, I bravely downed an enormous spoonful onto my rice. It kicks! Let this be a warning to you to eat it moderately. It does add a pleasant spice to the fried rice although.

Closing ideas

Penang Heng Heng Noodles - all dishes

Not solely was I delighted to win such a very good discover, I used to be stunned by the abundance in parts for the value of S$5. Tremendous reasonably priced and price it, it made it even simpler to get pleasure from each factor in all of the dishes.

If I had to decide on a favorite, I might have my choose with the Mee Hoon Kueh. I’m at all times in favour of dry chilli noodles, and that is positively one thing that I might go for on a each day. You’ll see me right here once more!

Anticipated injury: S$5 – S$7 per pax

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Our Score: 4.5 / 5

Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles

205 Sims Avenue, Singapore, Singapore 387506


Our Score 4.5/5

Penang Heng Heng Handmade Noodles

205 Sims Avenue, Singapore, Singapore 387506

Working Hours: 10am – 8.30pm (Thu to Tue), Closed on Wed



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