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January 14, 2006

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Mama BoK

YUMMMMMMYYYY!! oh .. Reid..! you always managed to make me so hungry.. and so green with envy..!! everything looked so yummy in this post..!!

Kathy

And to think I've been to the cultural plaza so many times and have never ventured into this place!

clare eats

Yum!
your pics just made me salivate, I hope the food is good!

Cindy

Those noodles in soup look yummy! and the won tons too.

OsloFoodie

I suddenly have a craving for noodle soup!

gail

Anthony Chang has told me that this spot is considered by many to have the best Taiwanese Beef Noodles on Oahu. They sure look good.

AugustusGloop

Ouch. I just bumped my forehead into my monitor, and there's a puddle of drool on my keyboard

=)

Kirk

Hi Reid - That looks like Niu Rou Mein. BTW, since it's a Taianese place do they make Tsoh(Stinky)Dofu?

J

hi reid, you are killing me softly with suspense here...everything looks ridiculously good - i can't wait to hear all about it!

Rachel

MMMmmmMMM!!
Great tempting pics, would love to know more about the tofu and vermicelli dish.

babe_kl

the food shown are all so mouth watering!

Reid

Hi Mama BoK,

Everything was indeed yummy! I make time for this place at least once every couple of weeks or so. =)

Hi Kathy,

Then the next time you're there, you definitely must try the food here. It's actually quite good. If you don't want anything soupy and you don't like glass noodles, then try the ground pork sauce noodle. Mmm!

Hi Clare,

The food here is quite good. It's one of my "go to" places when I can't think of anything else.

Hi Cindy,

The niu rou mien here is delicious as are the dumplings. If you have a chance, you should try the food here. =)

Hi Oslo Foodie,

I get like that sometimes too. I'll eat niu rou mien once a week for about a month, then not eat it at all for 6 months or more.

Hi Gail,

I'm not sure if I would say these are the best, but the niu rou mien here is definitely good. The soup is a little on the sweet side, while I normally prefer it a little spicy. K C Kitchen which is inside the Marketplace has some good niu rou mien as well. Their's has more of an anise flavor to it.

Hi AG,

YAY! You're back! When I look at the photos, I keep telling myself that I need to go back and eat some of this stuff again too! =)

Hi Kirk,

It is indeed niu rou mien and they put tomatoes into the broth. Besides adding lots of rock sugar, I think the tomatoes add to the sweetness of the soup here.

Funny thing you should mention stinky tofu. I was just talking about it with a Taiwanese friend of mine. They don't serve it here, but I'm sure I can find it somewhere. =)

Hi J,

Do you like Taiwanese food? =) I certainly do!

And, although I didn't see any, do you know of any good Taiwanese food stalls in Singapore?

Hi Rachel,

The tofu is braised then topped with some yellow bean sauce. It's served at room temperature and it's quite delicious. I was a little put off by the yellow bean sauce at first, but it grows on you.

The vermicelli dish is just stir fried glass noodles topped with minced pork sauce and chopped cilantro. Simple and so delicious!

Hi babe_kl,

I'm glad you like the photos. The food tastes so much better than the photos look... =P

Rachel

Great article Reid ! Thanks for taking the time to share the place with us even though you've been busy.

I can help you with the writing on the wall... Its actually a drink and dessert menu. The first item on the left says "green bean ice" the next says "red bean ice" then "pearl milk tea" and then its a bit blurry so I can't read anymore :)

I love the sound of that dumpling soup and those dumplings. I'm going to try to head for a taiwan dumpling place next time I'm in sydney ! Anyway I have noticed that the marking quantities on the menus is very much a taiwanese cafe thing as I have often encountered those at the "bubble tea cafes" in Singapore.

Kirk

Hi Reid - The Missus was "reading" the wall as well, and smacking Her lips - must be some good stuff written there - she did say that the Dofu and Niu Rou Mein were on two of the strips of paper.

Reid

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for translating the menu. I had no idea what those items were! =)

This is the first place that I've ever had to mark a menu, but I'm glad to know that it's a Taiwanese thing. I have a friend in Taiwan that is asking me to come and visit. It sounds really tempting.

Hi Kirk,

I guess you're right. The food here is quite good and very inexpensive. I heard that their shaved ice is good too!

I'm sure I would be smacking my lips if I could read what was written on those slips of paper as well.

VB

Very thoroughly introduced. Yes! This place is an authentic Taiwanese food place. I am from Taiwan so I am sure. Regarding KC around the corner...it's not Taiwanese owned anymore, so we don't go there anymore. There is another place selling Taiwanese food --> Dew Drop on S. Beretenia. That's about all the Taiwanese restaurants I can think of on this island.

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