Anyone still remember the days of the “Flying Noodles”?

The once-trending #foodporn shot with the noodles “hanging” from a pair of floating chopsticks, as if one had walked into a trick eye museum.

Yes, that’s from Hana Restaurant located at The Forum Galleria along Orchard Road under the same parent company as Benjamin Browns.

Benjamin Browns was the first in Singapore sensationalise various social media platforms with their “Over The Top” Shakes 3 years ago.

The café has recently introduced “overflowing” bubble tea in toasts and “dirty” matcha latte.

Fast forward one and a half years after the “Flying Noodles” took off (pun not intended), aesthetically and “Instagrammable” food trends continue at Hana Restaurant.

This time, these overflowing Nissin Cup Noodles.

Initially, I thought I was in a Cup Noodles Museum, with flavours such as Lobster Nissin Tom Yum Noodles ($22), Chicken Nissin Laksa Noodles ($18) and Chili Crab Nissin Noodles ($18).

Using the instant noodles that comes with the Nissin cups, the noodles are first cooked before stir frying with the respective sauce such as Tom Yum, Laksa and Chili Crab.

A sunny side up is then added, followed by the respective meat such as Lobster with tom yum, Chicken with laksa and chili crab.

My favourite was the Lobster Nissin Tom Yum Noodles ($22) with a balanced sour and spiciness kick coupled with springy instant noodles.

Instead of the “wet” version in cup noodles, the stir fried instant noodles is served as a “dry” version with a fair amount of lobster meat in it.

If you are up for some hands-on experience as a scientist, the “Alchemist” series with dripping Cha Soba/ Unagi Rice/ Some are available at $18 each.

Or if you had previously missed out on the “Flying Noodles” series, the Flying Cha Soba ($18), Flying Salted Egg Udon ($18), Truffle Somen ($20) and Chili Crab Somen ($25) are still available.

Hana Restaurant
Forum Galleria, #01-17, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884 (10 min walk on Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)

* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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