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51 Noodle House Review: Japanese-Inspired Bak Chor Mee With Udon And Shoyu Soup In Yishun

4th November 2022

51 Noodle House has Japanese-fusion bak chor mee in Yishun

51 noodle house flatlay

Fusion bak chor mee seems to be fairly popular these days, with hawker stalls such as Minced Pork Bros and Li Yuan Mee Pok serving up their own renditions of modern minced meat noodles. Another one to add to the list is 51 Noodle House, which has three outlets across the island: Yishun, MacPherson, and Raffles Place.

51 noodle house storefront

We dropped by their Yishun branch for a taste of their Japanese-inspired noodles and shoyu-spiked soup.

Food at 51 Noodle House

51 noodle house signature bcm

The Signature Noodles ($5.80) lets you have a taste of everything, so it’s a great choice if you enjoy variety. It comes with your choice of noodles—mee pok is my go-to—tossed in a secret dry sauce mix, with fishballs, meatballs, minced meat, and liver slices.

51 noodle house char shu

You also get a few slices of house-made char shu, topped with sinful bits of lard for even more porky goodness. Unfortunately, we felt that the char shu slices were mediocre, as they were slightly dry and not as flavourful as we’d hoped. Nonetheless, the crispy lard and well-seasoned minced meat helped to add some oomph to the dish.

51 noodle house mee pok pull

Thankfully, the noodles were cooked just right—springy with a slightly firm bite. There wasn’t any overpowering alkaline taste to them either, which was unexpectedly pleasant.

51 noodle house sauce prep

The sauce base for the noodles was discernibly vinegary, with an umami flavour that kept me going back for more. I just wished the chilli was spicier.

poached egg 51 noodle house

For the Signature Noodles, you also get a perfectly sous vide egg on the side. Break the yolk and mix everything together; I quite enjoyed how the egg’s creaminess coated each strand of noodle.

51 noodle house udon establishment

My photographer particularly enjoyed the Minced Meat Noodles ($3.80) with Udon ($1.20). While $5 is slightly on the pricier end for a bowl of BCM, each component was executed well, and the ingredients tasted fresh.

51 noodle house udon pull

The thick and bouncy udon had a pleasant bite and clung onto the sauces well, so every slurp was a delicious one.

51 noodle house mixing

You have to top up $1.20 for the udon noodles, which are imported from Japan, but their impeccable texture and clean flavours are worth the premium.

51 noodle house liver

If you love pork liver, you’ll be happy with the slices served in this bowl. Cooked to a slightly pink finish, these were thicker than what you get at most BCM stalls.

51 noodle house meatballs

You can also share the Meatball Soup ($3) if you’ve got the stomach space. I actually enjoyed these house-made pork balls more than I’d expected, as they came with a good bounce and were surprisingly flavourful. The fishballs were rather forgettable, though.

51 noodle house soup

I thought the shoyu-based soup was a clever idea too, as most other stalls offer a clear broth instead. It could definitely be more savoury for me though, as I have a palate that favours richer and heavier flavours.

Ambience at 51 Noodle House

51 noodle house ambience

The hawker stall is located in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, a 10-minute bus ride from Yishun MRT Station. While not the most convenient, the hawker centre is one of the cleanest ones I’ve come across, with many tables available.

It was rather quiet when we were there at 3pm on a weekday, so I’d recommend you come by during off-peak hours to avoid the crowd. Pick a table near the main road for more breeze and natural light if you’re taking pics!

The verdict

51 noodle house verdict

If I was a Yishun resident, 51 Noodle House would be my go-to for quality bak chor mee. Unfortunately, their current location is too out of the way for me, so I’ll only pop by if I’m in the area again. Nonetheless, the food centre has loads of other popular eats, including Munchi Delights, so you can have a full-on feast and make the travel to the north worth it.

For more minced meat noodle recommendations, read our guide to the best bak chor mee stalls in Singapore! If you’re looking for more food in Yishun, read our YUN NAS Stonepot Fish review, the newest hotpot and seafood restaurant in Northpoint City.

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-27, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm
Website
51 Noodle House is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos by Hui Hui Lau.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.sg

51 Noodle House Review: Japanese-Inspired Bak Chor Mee With Udon And More In Yishun
  • 7.5/10
    51 Noodle House Review: Japanese-Inspired Bak Chor Mee With Udon And More In Yishun - 7.5/10
7.5/10

Summary

Pros:
– Udon and meatballs were delicious
– Long opening hours
– Generous portions

Cons:
– Far from the MRT
– Not cheap if you upgrade to udon

Recommended dishes: Minced Meat Udon ($5), Meatball Soup ($3)

Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-27, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867

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