Love Mee 爱面子 – Fall in Love with Authentic Chinese La Mian
Love Mee 爱面子? The punny restaurant name amuses us, but the art of La Mian definitely amazes us. This new eatery specialises in freshly hand-pulled noodles and sandwiches which are great for takeaway. You might be confused when you first arrive at the basement level of Suntec City Tower 3, as Love Mee has collaborated with Tuk Tuk Cha, occupying the same dining area and order counter. Slurp your freshly-made La Mian away with a view of the Fountain of Wealth (and if you’re lucky, the free laser show).
Love Mee offers a selection of 9 La Mian dishes priced between $5.80 and $10.80, most being of Chinese origin. Observe the impressive display of your handmade La Mian being prepared by highly-skilled Chinese chefs in front of you! In a flash, a huge dough is magically spun into thin, smooth strands of La Mian after several rounds of folding, stretching and twisting.
The Minced Pork La Mian ($7.80), more commonly known as Zha Jiang La Mian, was one of the few recommended dishes which include the Beef La Mian, Claypot Mee Sua and Tomato Egg La Mian. The portion of noodles and minced pork was generous, with a small serving of shredded cucumbers. The flavour of salty fermented soybean paste came through the dish well, but the sauce did not coat the al dente noodles as well as we wished it would. If you can take some heat, we recommend adding some chilli oil provided for extra flavour.
We decided to be more adventurous and go for their fusion La Mian dish, Tom Yum Seafood La Mian ($10.80). Oh my, we wished we could exclaim Yum! but it was too spicy in our opinion. *Cue for the entrance of Thai Milk Tea* The seafood (prawns, fish slices and squids) was pretty tasty, but it’s such a pity that we were unable to fully enjoy the broth. Nevertheless, if chilli’s your best friend, don’t hesitate to take on this spicy guy.
One of Love Mee’s side dishes, the Pork Belly Pau ($4.80 for one) comes in 2 flavours – Original and Spicy. Both consist of a pan-fried bun enveloping a layer of minced pork belly; the only difference being the extra sliced red chilli in the latter. The Pork Belly Pau was surprisingly flavourful, despite its uninviting appearance in a paper bag. The minced pork belly was tender and juicy, although the buns were just decent.
If you’re planning to try different items from the menu, definitely go for Love Mee’s affordable $10.90 value set (includes a side, a bowl of La Mian and a drink)! What’s even better? There’s no service charge as Love Mee operates on a self-service system. The next time you’re cracking your head for affordable lunch spots available in the vicinity of the CBD area, you may want to give this a “slurp” and find out if you fancy the La Mian and Thai Milk Tea pairing!
Love Mee 爱面子
Address: Suntec City #B1-173/174, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-10pm. Fri 8am-10.30pm. Sat 9am-10.30pm. Sun 9am-10pm.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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