Brisket King Beef Noodles @ Food Republic Shaw House
Every Sunday is movie night but this activity was suspended recently as Valerie and Ryan are busy with the expansion of their school and wedding preparations. I was a little, sob sob… Okay, okay, I was in fact, very upset!
One night, after Valerie got home from work, she found some time for me, so mom and daughter chatted till about 5am! I told her I missed this family curriculum and last Sunday, it was dutifully re-instated. Who said acting pity won’t get you anywhere? It’s emotional blackmailing but I got what I wanted – time with my babies. It’s shameful but yay yay yay!!! 😉
As I was working on a project I had to stay home to finish some work so the children went for dinner by themselves. I met them about 40 minutes before show time (Guardians of the Galaxy) and ate at Brisket King Beef Noodles @ Food Republic Shaw House.
“Food Republic believes that by providing excellence in Food Quality, a Holistic Dining Culture and Excellent Service, it will achieve its aims of overturning old perceptions of food court dining that is generally perceived as lacking in character, repetitive in choice and unappetising.
Food Republic aims to provide food from highly rated and well sought-after food stalls. While each stall has its unique character, it blends perfectly into the overall character of the particular Food Republic it is operating in. The entire package of scent, sound, sight and social identity will complete the dining experience.” – Food Republic
Noodles are easy one dish meal when time is of concern. I told my children that I would eat Toa Payoh Lor 7 Fish Ball Noodles @ Shaw Lido Makan Bagus but decided to walk around the huge food court to see what else they offered.
In the mid section of the air conditioned food court, I saw this stall with magnificent display of beef brisket, ribs and tendons as well as a few large clay pots steaming away on the back bench. I went to take a look at the beef noodle stall.
“要什沒?” (How can I serve you?)
I ordered a bowl of beef noodle with everything. I couldn’t decide between yellow wheat or flat rice noodles immediately.
“面” (yellow noodles).
Uncle replied, “Take the kway teow”.
Kway Teow it is!
The dry version’s sauce was light, not very starchy which I preferred the latter – I mentioned about my preference for stronger tasting food recently (flu? coated tongue?), but I definitely loved the way this Hainanese uncle (not verified, just my intuition) cut his meats. The tendons, brisket and tripe were uniformly sliced. You can tell he takes great pride in preparing the meal. I was getting some chilli padi and light soy when I heard him say “Not so much! Don’t pour all!” I shuddered a little thinking that he was scolding me but his tone was just like that. As I looked up timidly, he was actually instructing one of his workers not to dilute his broth with top ups. Phew!
The near cloudy stock was fantastically fragrant and rich, so much so that I risk Valerie’s health by insisting she try the soup broth sharing the same utensils but it was really that good! Valerie also fed Ryan some of the soup from the same spoon, lol…
At S$9, I wouldn’t say it is cheap but to me, there’s value in this meal!
So, it’s the soup version and not dry, the next time we eat here. It’ll be great if they sold rice with beef ribs soup. Gotta check it out 🙂
Brisket King Beef Noodles @ Food Republic
Shaw House (Basement).
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm.
Happy bonding 🙂