Friday, April 23, 2010

Hock Lam Beef @ Bukit Panjang Plaza

We were at Bukit Panjang Plaza last Sunday for lunch and also to get some groceries.
For lunch we went to Hock Lam Beef. Aunt had the urge to eat beef noodles. ;-)

So what was for lunch?

This was the Mixed Beef with Tendon, Soup version. Five minutes after we ordered, we were told the tendon's sold out. Sold out before 12 noon? We think it's just some 'standard answer' for items that's not available. :-) The tendon was replaced with meat balls.

Hock Lam Beef

This was the same thing, Mixed Beef with Tendon, but the dry version.
The tendon was also replaced with beef balls.

Hock Lam Beef

I had the Hand Sliced Beef & Chunky Beef.

It was not bad. The ingredients looked fresh. The ingredients were plentiful too (probably because it's nearly $8/$9 per bowl). The sauce is gooey enough for my liking, not too thick. It was quite flavourful too.  I likes their beef balls too.

But the soup was a bit on the sweetish side. It's more evident after you eat the noodles then drink the soup! The soup served with the noodles (first photo) tasted better though. We wishes there was more 'xian cai' though. We only spotted a little of it.

Hock Lam Beef

It looks like things have gone up-market. The beef noodles were served in claypots with fire gel burning below it. You can see the prices below (taken with a camera phone).

We did notice a weekday lunch time menu and price though at the entrance. Hint: More economical to eat here during the weekdays. (Hey this is the heartlands!)

Beef noodles is close to the hearts of many just like chicken rice.  Everyone passionate argue which stall is the best in their opinion. Our tongues thinks it is a little above average compared to the rest, but it's on the sweetish side for the beef noodles served in this branch.

Hock Lam Beef

We don't usually want to give suggestions here. But Momo and I think they should get rid of the fire-gel. Their beef noodles were already served nice and hot. Claypots also retains heat well. There's no need to keep it hot with fire below. It gets uncomfortable when the claypot radiates so much heat on your face. I don't think they served it this way in 1911. ;-P

Hock Lam Beef
1 Jelebu Rd,
#01-60/61, Bukit Panjang Plaza
Singapore 677743

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fatboybakes said...

can you bwing me to eat when i come to singapore????

Kenny Mah said...

Bwing me oso! :D

Unknown said...

Sure!! When are you coming?

Anonymous said...

what, $8-9 a serving?!! prices getting ridiculous.

Unknown said...


can u imagine if the GST is raised from 7% to even higher?

things are getting really expensive eh? but we seem to get used to it after 2 months. what is wrong with us?

Anonymous said...

Why is the beef noodle served in a heated clayplot?!? All my life, beef noodles have always been served in a normal porcelain or melamine bowl. Beef noodles in a claypot just doesn't gel :-( The price is expensive too.

Unknown said...

There might be a reason they do it. Probably many customers like it?

Looking at the menu again, I feel like trying out their rice. I wonder how it will be like! ;-)

Jo said...

Does seem expensive for a bowl of beef noodle! I think I'll stick with my fav one at ION food court. This is the one that used to be at the old Scotts Shopping Center many, many years ago.

Unknown said...

That one is one of my fav too. :-)

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