If you are adventurous in food, the variety of dishes at Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill located at Esplanade Mall may delight you.
Here they offer an amalgam of cuisines, with unique Halal fusion dishes to tease your taste buds.
You can relax and unwind in its cosy ambiance as you choose your craving for the day. After that, can lepak one corner near the Esplanade with a view of Marina Bay Sands.
First things first, their menu is extensive and there is a likelihood you may not know what to choose at first glance.
There are various sections from starters, salads, soups, fusion specialties, rice bowls, noodles, to desserts.
Starting with the noodles, you do not get any of the ‘normal’ noodles here, as the offerings range from Spicy Beef Ramyeon, Szechuan Beef Ribs Noodles, Niboshi Ramen with Sliced Beef, Soft Shell Crab Spaghettini, Noosh Style Char Kuay Teow, Creamy Tuscan Salmon, Tortellini Pasta, Laksam Kelantan, to Beef Carbonara with Truffle.
Get the drift? With plenty of choices, how about some Noosh Dry Sambal Udon or Balinese Crispy Ayam Satay Pasta?
The Noosh Dry Sambal Udon was actually not too bad, with thick udon noodles tossed in rich and decadent sambal sauce, added with tenderly sliced beef.
While udon noodles are generally paired with soup, I think that as long as you come with the mindset “I am game to try anything” and you shall be okay.
You can go Korean and have some Baked Cheese Ddeoboki. Or maybe you’re in the mood for Japanese-inspired Clam Vongole Udon?
What I would recommend is the Jjajangmyeon Noodle ($22.90) which is not quitethe typical Korean style. Actually, there are not many similarities at all.
This dish takes stir-fried noodles tossed in a sweet bean paste sauce, and pairs them with striploin steak on a sizzling hot plate (Get your cameras ready).
Served with steamed seasoned veggies and fried egg.
If you are expecting “Korean”, you would be disappointed as there isn’t that earthy fermented black bean taste. But if you are in for some hot, comforting hot-plate noodles with sizzle, the sweet-savoury style may interest you.
Feel like indulging in seafood? They have Curry Crayfish Noodles, Squid Cekodok, to Noosh Lobster Thermidor ($44.90, good for 2) – a full 400-500g lobster baked with the melty goodness of cheese.
Steak lovers can try Noosh’ signature Noosh Dome Filet Mignon Surf And Turf ($38.90).
Featuring a premium cut tenderloin, this steak is served on a creamy bed of potato salad. Flanking the turf is a surf of grilled tiger prawns, plus grilled asparagus.
As a finale, it is served with brown mushroom sauce drizzled with béarnaise.
I generally thought that their noodle dishes fared better than the Western fusion fare – which to me was either closer to the standard fare without big surprises, or that some fusion components did not seem to work as well.
You can end off with a dessert of Ondeh Ondeh Cake – too much on the sweet side for me especially with the side of vanilla ice cream, but still fluffy and moist.
Wash it down with a Halal concoction of chilled Butter Beer ($10.90), Harry Potter style.
Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill
8 Raffles Avenue #01-13B, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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