Top 1 Home Made Noodle – Their Mala Mee is so shiok!
Since 1989, founder of Top 1 Home Made noodle started making handmade noodle with wide variety of soups, sides and noodles. I got to know the stall from my crazy girlfriend who would visit the stall almost every weekend just to get her mala mee craving fixed. After the opening of Downtown Line (DTL2), travelling to Bukit Timah just to have a bowl of mala mee becomes so much more convenient!
The menu has so much permutations that it became confusing to order for first timers like me. Plus, plastering of so many notices all over the place makes it more difficult to focus. Anyway to help the first-timers a little, here’s what you need to do:
1) Order the type of noodle you want to have (fine? flat? mee sua? beehoon? etc)
2) Choose the type of soup to pair with your noodle (Clear Soup? Tomyam? Hot & Spicy? Dry?)
3) Pick the types of ingredients to go with your soup (prawns? meatball? sliced fish? fish maw? abalone?)
It was raining during our visit, so it seems slurping on piping hot noodle soup is the best way to keep ourselves warm. Somehow, the bowl of cloudy ikan bilis soup is super satisfying because it has been boiled for hours to get the good flavours. I added fish maw and the girls love it (but I don’t like their mee hoon kueh, it’s too flat).
Probably because we took a long time to take photos, the dry version become really dry (how ironic) and didn’t appeal that much. Yes, it’s coated with dark sauce which has nothing much to speak about. The kick only comes in when you add the killer chilli sauce and toss it again. It leaves us breaking out in sweats and burns out lips. No wonder the aunty refuses to give me one more chilli sauce when I asked for it. I would probably have become Angelina Jolie if more chilli was added.
Now here comes the Mala Mee – which is the star of the show. My version comes with flat noodles, fresh prawns and well seasoned minced meat. Yes, it’s not for the faint hearted. The first mouthful made us nearly cry, but after all those heat, it left us (or rather, me) wanting for more. And I continue to sip from their oh-so-delicious soup. It’s so shiok that I wanted to order one more bowl for myself. It’s a love-hate relationship somehow. But you know what, I will come back just for this.
Top 1 Home Made Noodle
Address: Beauty World Centre #04-44, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588177
Opening Hours: 9am to 8.30pm, closed every Tuesdays & Wednesdays