Saturday, August 02, 2008

Pai Ku Mian yet again @ NUS Science Canteen

Not sure if you all like to go to the same stall to eat the same thing. We realise that we do! A few colleagues and I, when we feel like having lots of meat and have it cheap, we head to the Noodle Stall at the NUS Science Canteen.

Though they have also joined the rest of stalls in Singapore in raising prices, it is still a big portion in comparison to the price we pay elsewhere.

Yes, we are eating the same thing over and over, but we try to make it a bit different each time. One thing though, we always seem to ask for 'kuey teow'. This just happens to be our lunch few days ago, and realised we ordered the same thing, but it is still quite different.

Dpuk likes to add extra veg and have a 'lu dan'. (soy stewed egg)
He does not like to add chilli or the tomato sauce in it. Just plain old soy sauce. He says this is how he likes it.

For me, I think I eat enough eggs so I usually omit the eggs.

But I am now fond of the tomato sauce that they will add in if you do not ask for chilli. Somehow it gives some tangy taste to the noodles. (I used to hate the tomato in it) I love the green chilli and a scoop of garlic to go with it. The scoop of garlic just makes it taste so good! I give it a good stir and enjoy. (Without any addition it cost $2, usually around 5-6 pieces of meat)

'Wire' another colleague likes to add in veg and 'lu dan' too. The difference is that he likes it very very spicy. If I am not wrong, he already has the 'sambal' added to his noodles. He adds in more potent 'chilli padi' as well, plus the garlic.

How do you like your noodles? All dark soy, tomato sauce or spicy chilli?

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tigerfish said...

Depends what kind of noodles, then add what type of condiments. For wonton noodles, economy bee hoon, hor fun, I like them with green chili. With prawn mee soup, like to add red chili for the spice factor in the soup (not that I will eat the red chili). :P

Anonymous said...

I'm with tigerfish on it depends on what type of noodles. But I'll generally omit the tomato sauce: not a big fan of it. :P

FoodieGymmie said...

in my 3 in nus, i only recently know about this pai ku mian! tried once so far... and i hafta say i really like it alot.. for the fact tt the pai ku is so tender and they give a lot for the price u pay!

Unknown said...

tigerfish, kenny,

hehe.. we are all different aren't we? kenny i hated tomato, but became a recent convert. LOL

sometimes it comes from the plainest looking stall right? :-)

dilutedmagnetics said...

I'm SO going to eat this for dinner tonight. Instead of tapau-ing from Megabites, I'm going to buy these noodles!

I Love Teh Tarik! said...

i love this stall!!!! the uncle is very nice, and generous too! :)

My order everytime I come here: mushroom shredded chicken noodles + two fried dumplings :)


Camemberu said...

OMG droolcity!!! Look at soft bonessss!!! Yeah, I used to dislike the tomato sauce too but recently starting to appreciate it. But I still can't do without chili... :P

Some day I must do a NUS canteen marathon, try all the nice stuff. Do they open on weekends?

Unknown said...

Lunch is served!
Is it open at night? I am not so sure! Let us know :-)

I love Teh Tarik!
You have your favorite too at this store. My other times are the 'chan chan'. (mix mix) It taste good too.

Not bad right? Some tomato sauce, but some people simply hates it.

Come NUS, I belanja u makan at this store. hehe..

I don't think they open on weekends. Never been here on weekends to find out.

Unknown said...

i love that Pai Gi Mien~
One of my favourites when i was undergrad there..
went back that chance to eat..sien =(

Unknown said...

why no chance to eat?

Unknown said...

doctor disallowed so =)
anyway, i will go back again for it

Unknown said...

ic ic,
next time.. ;-)

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