How does cold ramen, soba and white noodles cooked ‘pasta-style’ sound to you? Or ‘Ice Cube’ ($3.00), which is cold tofu with Thai-infused sauce.
My friend Kenny who just works upstairs at One Raffles Place says he never tried this noodle bar because he would never eat strange noodles called Dolphin, Penguin, Whale and Seal. True that it sounds quite wrong. But these noodles are so-called, because they are named after animals staying in the cold climate.
Wheat Baumkuchen which is unglam-ly located next to an escalator, proves to be a hit with OLs aka office ladies at the CBD. Let’s just say eating these noodles feels like downing a bowl of salad. You won’t feel guilty at all eating this.
The OL popular dish seems to be the Penguin ($7.80 for a set with lemon tea) – green soba noodles with shredded chicken, fried eggs, quail eggs, Japanese cucumber mixed in roasted sesame sauce. The overall combination is very refreshingly oishii, and somewhat makes you feel you are dining at some foreign country.
My Dolphin ($7.80 for a set) is ramen noodles in miso sauce with prawns, carrot, lettuce and quail egg. This may not satisfy heavy eaters (esp if you finished a workout at California Fitness opposite) because the portion is rather small.
This is what I call simple healthy pleasures. The creative Dolphin dish is not something you get all the time. It is like what its name suggest – tasting cold, looking cute and somewhat delightful.
Wheat Baumkuchen Pastry & Noodle Bar
1 Raffles Place, #B1-15 One Raffles Place (OUB Centre), Singapore (Raffles Place) Tel: +65 6535 0277
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon–Fri)