Niu Zou La Mian Muslim Food – Halal Chinese Handmade Noodles that’s Made Upon Order!
Singapore has seen a rise in the number of Chinese noodles stalls in recent years, and most of them are not halal-certified. Niu Zou La Mian Muslim Food does not just serve noodles; they serve handmade Halal noodles. Musa, the owner, actually owns a few other stalls in the same coffeeshop too, but it was really hard to catch him for a quick chat.
I’ve been here a few times and it seems like he has hired 2 right-hand men who have mastered the skill of hand-pulling the noodles. It was very evident that both of the staff took pride in what they are doing. One of them was really enthusiastic about showing me how it was done. I was beyond impressed by how he pulled a serving of noodles within just one minute. My photos definitely did not do justice to his “performance”. You just got to watch it live — the slamming of the initial dough, the twisting and trimming of the thick main dough, and the pulling and dividing of the strands!
Niu Zou La Mian’s handmade noodles are perfectly imperfect. The uneven strands proved that they are handmade, and every strand is springy and firm. Lan Zhou Beef Ramen ($5) is the signature dish and I can totally understand why. At just $5, the bowl consists of a decent portion of beef and a relatively huge portion of handmade noodles.
A flavoursome beefy broth laced with chilli oil coated every strand of noodle, making them even smoother. Surprisingly, the dish was not too spicy. So, don’t be fooled by its fiery appearance! It turned out to be extremely palatable and I downed the broth really quickly. SLURP!
I was curious about the mutton noodle dishes so I decided to give the Dry Noodles With Cumin Lamb ($8) a try. When I pointed to that on the menu, the staff nodded like I’ve made the right choice. I’ve never received so much affirmation for picking a dish. After I placed my order, two guys who ordered before I did commented: “Those two are good choices!” They then shared that they actually stay in Woodlands but frequently come to Niu Zou La Mian. Their love for Niu Zou La Mian just amplified my anticipation!
The moment this was dished out, a strong cumin fragrance hit my senses. The mutton slices and onions were stir-fried, before being laid on the handmade noodles. The dish seems to dry up easily so give it a good mix once you get it, so that the noodles don’t dry up.
The characteristic taste of mutton was pretty pronounced, and was a tad overwhelming, but it was acceptable when consumed with the noodles. The sweetness of the onions also helped to mitigate the gaminess. Maybe a bowl of soup would be the perfect accompaniment since the only issue that I had with it was the noodles getting dry as I was working my way through it.
I’ve introduced this stall to my colleagues and most of us came back again and again. Other must-tries include the Beef Stewed Noodles ($8) and Beef Cold Ramen ($7) which sometimes are sold out by early evening. If there are people who travel all the way from Woodlands to Ubi just for a bowl of noodles, you know your trip to this place will be worth it! Do come only after 12pm because that’s when the full menu will be available!
Niu Zou La Mian Muslim Food
Address: Blk 325 Ubi Avenue 1, Food Point Food Court, Singapore 400325
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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