Biang Biang Noodles – Xi’An Speciality Noodles in Toa Payoh
I love noodles.
Ramen, spaghetti, ban mian, you name it. There is just something extremely satisfying about slurping noodles. So when I discovered Xi’An Famous Food, I knew I had to make a trip here for the Biang Biang Noodles, a Xi’an specialty.
Located along food alley, Xi’An Famous Food offers a great variety of delicious looking Xi’an dishes. After much deliberation, we ordered the signature Biang Biang Noodles, Pork Cumin Burger, and Qishan Soup Noodles.
There are 2 sizes of Biang Biang Noodles ($5 for 2 sides, $6 for 3 sides) to choose from. A $5 bowl will get you a tomato omelette (番茄蛋) and some vegetables. Adding an extra dollar will get you pork or chicken. Well, adding a dollar for meat warranted an instant “yes” from everyone. It’s kinda a no-brainer yeah?
Beneath the toppings lie the signature Biang Biang Noodles. There’s some chilli in the bowl, but if you’re a chilli oil enthusiast like me, it will be nowhere near enough. Thankfully, you can help yourself to as much chilli oil as you like from the tub on the table. I gave my bowl a good mix before tucking in.
The texture of the noodles was exquisite — think ban mian with the texture of mee hoon kuey. I loved how the noodles hold just sufficient sauce and chilli oil, making every bite even more satisfying. I was particularly impressed by how the egginess of the tomato omelette which really stood out amongst all the other ingredients.
I was convinced that the Biang Biang Noodles was going to be the best thing from the stall, but this Pork Cumin Burger ($5, chicken option available) proved me otherwise. Packing a strong cumin kick, the minced pork was intensely seasoned. It contrasted really well with the green peppers which helped to balance the flavours within the burger. The burger bun was crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and warm to the touch.
The Qishan Soup Noodles ($4.50) featured a thinner noodle which is similar to la mian. The soup comprised diced carrots, onions, potatoes and tofu. The tartness and acidity of vinegar were pretty pronounced. I found the noodles especially appetizing and super satisfying after the cumin burger. If you’re up for something radical, dip the cumin burger into the vinegary soup!
Other than the 3 dishes that we tried, Xi’ An Famous Food also has attractive items such as the Xinjiang Chicken or 大盘鸡 ($20), Shanxi Signature Noodles ($4) and Tomato Egg Soup Noodles ($5). Given how good the dishes we had were, I’d definitely be back to try everything else!
Xi'An Famous Food
Address: 190 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #01-518, Singapore 310190
Phone: +65 9828 0139
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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