Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nam Seng Noodles: Venison Hor Fun

Comfort foods: Hor Fun

This episode: also known as Cheap Eats in CBD. Nam Seng is one of the oldest noodle houses in Singapore...still helmed by Madam Leong, aka Grandma has been the center of this Cantonese styled restaurant for the last 50 years. And still continues to do so.

Famous for their wantan mee, but for today's lunch, I want to talk about their venison hor fun. Beef Horfun is quite a staple for Singapore. So the twist of using tender slices of venison instead of beef in the black bean and pepper sauce is interesting, to say the least.

The taste was superb. Mostly thanks to the delicious, savoury gravy. But also the tender, and great tasting venison. The hor fun was more Ipoh style where it was not really fried till fragrant with wok hei, but looked like it was steamed, and then the beautiful black, rich gravy poured over for a very satisfying meal.

The large serving shown above is only S$5 a plate, so we added a small bowl of shrimp dumpling in soup.

The soup was a bit oily, but the broth wonderfully tasty and the dumplings floating within was very nice. Each with a shrimp and some pork wrapped around a crunchy vegetable.

Long queues form at lunch times with the office crowd, but the queue moves rather quickly. Satisfying meal.
25 China Street
#01-01 Far East Square
ph: +65 6438 5669
hp: +65 9689 6288

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 9:00pm (last order 8:15pm)
Sat: 8.00am to 5:00pm (last order 4.15pm)

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