Food Review: Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

(located in Tai Hwa Eating House, near ICA building)


Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Price: $6/$8/$10 (pictured $8)



First thing first, be prepared to queue at least 30mins (at any one time), usually the queue is about 45mins to 1 hour during peak hours. The queue is long mainly due to the serving speed. It's quite slow to be honest.



To the ingredients first. The bowl of noodles consists of noodles, fried flat fish, pork balls, dumpling, liver, minced pork, sliced pork and pork lard. The sauce is made up of mainly vinegar, pork lard and sambal chilli (if you ask for chilli).

The flavour of the soup is basically porky flavour in general and you get dong cai and flat fish as well. Sea weed is added to the soup to bring up some texture within the soup. Overall the soup taste alright.

Now to the bowl of noodles. Ingredients are all fresh and well cooked just like the other Tai Hwa in Hong Lim (they are not the same). The vinegar taste here is strong as well but it gets a little more unami taste compared to the one in Hong Lim. Better sambal chilli is used, and the noodles are cooked to al dente texture. The flat fish has more pronnounced taste compared and the whole bowl is much better than the one in Hong Lim for sure.


The question here is, is it worth queuing 30mins or even 1 hour for this noodles?

My own verdict is a definite no no. While the overall experience of the bowl is nice but it's not great till the extent that I will specially queue for this bowl for sure. Given another chance, if the queue is shorter at 15mins, I will probably try.

One advice here is that if the queue is till the drinks stall, you have 30mins to go generally. So please use that as a gauge to decide whether to queue or not.

Verdict
3.5V out of 5

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Location
466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, Singapore 190466

Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6zsQ61X1YAi3FEvy8

Suggested Carpark
Public Car Park beside ICA building. Although there are a lot of cars, but the flow is pretty fast. Besides, it's not easy to find parking lots around and this is probably the nearest carpark without walking much.

Nearest MRT
Lavendar MRT

Ride
Mercedes Benz A200
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