Another bites the dust.
Noodle Place Restaurant located at Orchard Gateway known for serving authentic Hong Kong cuisine, will be ending operations at the end of March.
Even though the restaurant is conveniently situated along the Discovery Walk which connects to 313@Somerset (only a few steps away from the entrance to the MRT station), its business has been further affected by the COVID-19 situation, dropping by up to 70%.
It is also facing challenges due to high rental in a prime Orchard Road spot.
Noodle Place Restaurant has been around for 30 years, offering mainly Hong Kong style noodles and congee.
However, its fame seemed to have diminished these few years, especially after its move out of Centrepoint in 2014.
Its very open concept may not be as conducive for Chinese cuisine dining when compared to the old location as well.
Helmed by Executive Chef Chui Chuen Lai, the restaurant has close to 30 dishes to its menu which has been refined over the past three decades, offering a combination of signature Hong Kong dishes along with other regional Chinese flavours.
One of its all-time favourite is the Shrimp Wanton Noodle 鲜虾云吞面, with full-bodied soup broth, freshly-made shrimp wantons paired with handmade egg wheat noodles.
Other popular choices are the Beef Brisket Noodles with Special Sauce, and Shredded Chilli Pork Noodle 京都炸酱面.
The latter is made following a 35 year old recipe from Hong Kong. In order to suit to the taste buds of Singaporeans, Chef Chui melds the heat of red chillis with his house sweet-and-sour sauce and stir-fry it with shredded pork.
Chef Chui mentioned that one of the saddest things about its closure, is that many of the staff members have been working in the same restaurant for up to 3 decades.
They are like family, and it would be hard for the elderly workers to find a job during this difficult climate.
If you miss their food, go support them before they close.
Noodle Place Restaurant
Orchard Gateway #01-17, 227 Orchard Road Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6733 3171
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)