Sunday, 19 January 2014

Malaysia Boleh! at Jurong Point, Singapore 拉车面 Noodles

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I always like homemade and handmade food. It feels satisfying and heart warming to me. So, I was pretty excited when I spotted this lady hand cutting noodles at Malaysia Boleh! food court at Jurong Point in Singapore. In Singapore, where more and more food are generic - mass produced in a factory/ central kitchen, handmade food always gets my attention.

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The lady (from Port Dickson, Malaysia) was serving 拉车面 noodles or literally "hand cart noodles". This is not really a nostalgic hawker stall for me as growing up in Singapore, I have not came across any 拉车面 stall before. But the taste, flavour and textures are what many Hokkien families would be familiar with.

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拉车面 noodles are Malaysian Hokkien comfort food, brought out from the home to the streets because there is a market for filling and affordable food. Times were hard then, taste was not a primary consideration but the flavours of 拉车面 noodles is already well liked as a Hokkien staple.

At Malaysia Boleh! 拉车面 noodles is still made in pretty much the old way. The dough is made from scratch but rolled with the help of a machine roller.
  
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The sheet of dough is than rolled up and sliced with a chopper, the way it is done at home.

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The lady then jiggled the noodles vigorously to loosen them up.

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The tangled heap of freshly made 拉车面 noodles ready for the pot.

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The noodles were kept warm, simmering in the broth.

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The thick noodles were soft and tasted of wheat.

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The broth has anchovy savouriness and flavours from the greens and fried shallots. It has a slight gumminess from the starch of the noodles.

Nothing pretentious or exquisite, just the comforting taste of home.

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If you are a sambal lover, remember to eat your 拉车面 noodles with this. Loaded with chili, hae bee (dried shrimps), shallots and other spices.

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SGD2.00 for a comforting hot bowl of old school, hand made noodles in an air conditioned food court in Singapore, is a very good deal :D

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Malaysia Boleh! Food Court
Address: Jurong Point II, Level 3 (at Boon Lay MRT Station), Singapore
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ZmFG2
GPS: 1.340615,103.706312
Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

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