As Korean restaurants continue to make waves in Singapore, you would find more K-specialty food from Dakdoritang (spicy braised chicken), Sotbap (rice pot) to Daebigukbab (pork soup).

Not just the usual Korean BBQ and Korean Fried Chicken any more.

Noodle Star K 누들스타 케이 which specialises in Korean Cold Noodles or Naengmyeon, has opened a new outlet at Funan.

With its first outlet in Tanjong Pagar, this mall outlet has been getting a fair bit of attention, with ingredients running out before closing time.

What makes Noodle Star K stand out is their homemade noodles.

You have got quite a few noodle dishes to pick from, but the ones that really catch the eye are the Mul Naengmyeon ($16.80) and Bibim Naengmyeon ($16.80) – the spicy version.

The Cold Noodle Soup ($16.80) was a refreshing choice, great for Singapore’s tropical climate.

The 100% handmade noodles made with Korean potato starch, was thin, had a springy texture and good bite.

As they use potato starch in the making, the texture would be smooth, slippery, with jelly-like chewiness compared to the usual buckwheat style.

The restaurant also offers cold noodles made with arrowroot with bouncy and resilient texture.

The clear broth which tasted pretty authentic, had a subtle savoury flavour, slightly tangy, a tad sweet and non-less flavourful.

Garnished with slices of pear, cucumber and a boiled egg, customers can add some vinegar or spicy mustard for extra zest and complexity.

The Bibim Naengmyeon is also well loved for its spicy kick and the intricate blend of cold noodles with a variety of toppings.

However, the Jjajangmyeon ($13.80) – the Korean-Chinese noodle dish with black bean paste, may not always get the same love because the sauce could be more robust tasting.

The other specialty here is the Mandu ($10.80) or Korean dumplings offered in two flavours – kimchi and gogi (meat).

Get a Mixed Dumpling basket ($12.80) for a combination with juicy fillings and tender wrapping.

This time, I had the Fried Pork Dumpling ($9.80) which was pleasantly crispy on the outside and piping-hot succulent on the inside.

Despite some mixed feelings about certain dishes and the queue time (especially for a new outlet), Noodle Star K is worth a visit for a dive into Korean noodle varieties.

Noodle Star K – Funan
Funan B02-22A/23, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Noodle Star K – Tanjong Pagar
58 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088479
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

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