While traveling across the Causeway for casual dining may not be that possible now, you can still try Malaysia’s famous GO Noodle House in Singapore. At higher prices, of course.

Noodle prices in Singapore varies from $8.80 to about $16ish per bowl. A Malaysian friend told me that a bowl over at Kuala Lumpur is about 10 to 16 Ringgit. Anyway…

There are three outlets of GO Noodle House in Singapore, at 313@somerset, Our Tampines Hub, and the latest branch at VivoCity.

Apparently, GO Noodle House got its name from a line from Stephen Chow movie “Royal Tramp 2” that said “yao kan hak cham” or “There’s an inn!” which the founders modified to “yao kan min gun” or “There’s a noodle house!”.

The soup broths are inspired by the Qing dynasty’s san xian noodles.

Therefore you would find the restaurant looking like an olden Chinese inn, with portraits of Qing dynasty emperors hanging from the walls (which you could recognise from those Chinese period dramas).

When Emperor Qian Long did his portrait, don’t think he would ever imagine that one day he would be watching you having Malaysian noodles.

The menu is rather extensive (can confusing to some), serving items of Signature Bursting Meatball, Hakka Noodle, Trio Beef Noodle, and Trio Platter with Crispy Fu Chuk, Bak Kwa Gold Coin, and Five Spice Meat Roll.

Their mixian is done Jiangxi province-style, freshly made at an appointed factory in Malaysia based on the founders’ specific recipe and delivered over.

As for the soup stock, the master stock has been steeped by more than 40 types of fish bones including tenggiri or mackerel.

The Pan Mee comes with separate servings of fried shallots, fried anchovies, and minced pork which you can add separately.

I wasn’t that bowled over by the special dark sauce, which I thought was missing an ”oomph”factor, but the addition of the chilli sauce made it shiokingly-delicious.

I had the Hakka Sauce Handmade Noodles with Century Egg ($10.80) with the noodles coated with generous pieces of crispy pork lard, black fungus, fried shallots, fried anchovies, minced pork, century egg and chilli oil.

While I would have personally preferred the noodles to be less soft and have more chewy bite, the combination of special dark sauce and ‘power’ chilli sauce made this quite a decent plate.

The Superior Soup Noodles ($8.80) came with shao xing hua diao jiu – fermented rice wine which is aged for three years.

Emperor Kangxi enjoyed the commoner’s noodles so much that he added a shot of this Chinese wine which has been popular since the Qing dynasty.

The signature bursting meatballs are made of pork and filled with minced pork, which may remind you of Fuzhou fishballs.

The shot of wine is served separately and poured into the soup at the diner’s discretion.

I would recommend you having a sip of the soup first, then add along the way in case the smell is too strong for your liking – especially if this is your first time having.

Otherwise, you should enjoy that distinctive aroma.

GO Noodle House Singapore – VivoCity
Vivocity #B2-24, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri, Sat)

Other outlets:
313 Orchard Rd, #B3-37/38 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
1 Tampines Walk, #01-103 Festive Walk, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

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