Thursday, April 25, 2013

Qiu Rong Handmade Noodles

I remembered that a few years ago, the food court at the basement of Roxy Square used to be quiet most of the time, except in the evenings when people come for its famous Parkway Parade Steamboat and on Sundays when Christians from nearby churches come for lunch after service. But today when I was there, I was surprised to see a long queue in front of this stall, Qiu Rong Handmade Noodles.

Hence I joined in the queue and ordered a bowl of ban mian with prawns which cost $3.50. Just in case you are wondering why my serving looks so huge, I have requested for an extra $0.50 of vegetables to be added.

What distinguishes Qiu Rong from the other handmade noodles is the quality of its soup. Filled with the natural sweetness and delightful essence of meat, the flavorful soup goes very well with the smooth handmade noodles. The generous servings of minced meat and green vegetables are very tasty and fresh.

Certainly my idea of a healthy meal, Qiu Rong handmade noodles is definitely worth trying if you are around the Katong area. They also serve a variety of other dishes eg fried dumplings, Fuzhou fishballs, ABC soup, lotus soup etc.


Qiu Rong Handmade Noodles
Roxy Square II
50 East Coast Road

Friday, April 5, 2013

Chicken Hotpot

Often enticed by the distinctive aroma whenever I walked past the Chicken Hotpot in Square 2, I finally succumbed to the temptation of trying it last weekend.

We ordered the couple set (which comes with a small signature chicken hotpot, a small spicy shrimp hotpot and 2 drinks) for $33.80++. Topped with thick savory sauce, the chicken hotpot is served with pieces of chicken, capsicum, onion and chilli. Initially the sauce tastes too salty and too concentrated to be consumed on its own but as the waitress starts adding stock to dilute it, it gradually becomes a flavorful and fragrant soup that is extremely pleasing to the taste buds.

On the other hand, the spicy shrimp hotpot is topped with sweet and spicy sauce and served with large fried prawns, French fries and celery. Similarly, adding stock to the special sauce eventually produces a very mouthwatering soup.

We also saw customers ordering extra items eg instant noodle, mushrooms, vegetables etc, to add into the soup, something that we will try next time.

After service charge and GST, we paid around $42 for the dinner, inclusive of 2 plain rice not included in the couple set. Although neither cheap nor value for money, I will still recommend you to try Chicken Hotpot if you haven't, especially if you have a liking for food with strong and unique flavours. 


Chicken Hotpot
Novena Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive