Eat at these beef noodles soup stalls
A good ol’ slab of juicy steak is something I will never complain about. But on days when I’m simply craving for something less heavy but equally hearty and comforting, beef noodles soup satisfies the shiok factor just as well. NamNam Noodle Bar has been doing a good job as one of my top few go-to places for beef noodles, but if you want more varieties or something more economical, here are 10 places to get affordable beef noodles!
1. J&J Special Beef Noodle
J&J Special Beef Noodle serves more than 10 different types of beef noodles, from Braised Beef Noodle ($5.50/$7.50) to Wagyu Beef Soup Noodle ($11). The latter is a must-try and comes with thin slices of raw beef slices that are only cooked when the hawker pours the boiling soup over the meat. Besides being impressed by the tender and silky beef slices, the soup also left a mark on me, as it was light with a distinct beef taste.
Check out our full review of J&J Special Beef Noodle!
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-162, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:30am to 9pm
2. Yi Zun Noodle
Opened just a few months ago, Yi Zun Noodle is a Muslim-owned Chinese restaurant found in Little India. Their signature dish, the Yi Zun Noodle With Sliced Beef ($7.80+/$9.80+), comprises of hand-pulled noodles, lean beef slices, and a clear but robust soup. For those who prefer something heavier in terms of taste, a good option would be their Yizun Noodle Minced Meat ($6.80+). Like zha jiang mian, this dish comes with minced meat and a wide variety of ingredients such as soya beans, bean sprouts, coriander, cucumber, and shredded carrots.
Find out more about Yi Zun Noodle!
Address: 45 Sam Leong Road, Singapore 207935
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
If you are a fan of beef noodles, you would have tried Nuodle, a famous beef noodles brand that originated from Lan Zhou. Found at SingPost Centre, Nuodle’s Signature Beef La Mian ($8.80) comprises of a generous heap of hand-pulled noodles, beef slices, and radish. While the soup was already well-flavoured with a strong beef taste, we recommend piling on their scallions and chilli oil, as it gives the entire dish an oomph that really completed our experience.
Find out more about other dishes from Nuodle!
Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-136, SingPost Centre, Singapore 408600
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6747 1588
4. Gin Sen
For a Thai version of beef noodles soup, hit up Gen Sen at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Look-wise, their Thai Beef Soup Noodle ($5.50/$7) does not differ from any other typical beef noodles you would find in hawker centres. One bite into the beef chunks, however, will wow you by the refreshing taste of lemongrass, which the meat was simmered in. The peppery and light broth also went well with the richly-flavoured beef, making this dish a comforting one. To go with your noodles, Gin Sen also serves side dishes such as Thai Green Mango Salad ($5), Thai Fish Cakes ($5 for four pieces), and Thai Fried Chicken Mid Wings ($3.80 for six pieces)!
Check out our full review of Gin Sen!
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-65, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9pm, Fri 11am to 3pm, Sat 5:30pm to 9pm, Sun 9:30am to 5pm
Tel: 9750 8854
5. Original Orchard Emerald Beef Noodles
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Also known as Uncle George’s Beef Noodles, Original Orchard Emerald Beef Noodles first started in 1997 and is now located at Holland Drive. Run by Uncle George and his family, the cafe specialises in beef dishes such as Beef Noodles Soup ($7), Beef Brisket Hor Fun ($8.50), and even Oxtail with Rice/Garlic Bread ($9.50). While you can expect the Beef Noodles Soup to come loaded with beef balls and beef slices, those who cannot get enough of the soft and bouncy meatballs can also order their Beef Ball Soup ($6) as a side!
Address: 46 Holland Drive, #01-359, Singapore 270046
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am to 8pm
6. Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodle
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Another long-standing stall that has been in business for decades, Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodle is found in Golden Mile Food Centre. Their Sliced/Stewed Beef Noodles ($4) comes with springy rice noodles, which you can choose to have with their savoury gravy or a sweet clear soup. Don’t forget to add a generous dollop of their house-made chilli sauce to spice the dish up!
Address: 505 Beach Road, #01-89, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 11:30am to 7:30pm
7. Authentic Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow
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At Authentic Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow, a bowl of beef noodles would cost you slightly more than their hawker centre counterparts. Once you get your hands on their Sliced Beef & Beef Ball Noodles ($7.20/$8.20) though, you will find that the huge portion of meat makes every cent worth it. Served either in thick gravy or herbal soup, fans of the cow innards can get their Supreme Mix ($9.50/$$10.50), which comprises of sliced beef, beef balls, tendons, briskets, and beef tripe!
Address: 6 North Canal Road, Singapore 048819
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 8:30pm, Sat 11am to 4pm
Tel: 6535 0084
8. Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow
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Anyone who has been to Kovan would know the place to be a food paradise that’s home to many famous names including Punggol Nasi Lemak and Lola’s Cafe. If you’re planning to head down there anytime soon, add Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow to your list of must-visit food places! While the stall offers other types of noodles such as thick bee hoon, they are most popular for their smooth kway teow. Paired with a sweet and peppery beef broth, each bowl of Beef Kway Teow ($4/$5) also comprises of beef tendons, beef slices, and beef balls.
Address: 203 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530203
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 5pm
9. Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles
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If you’re in the Potong Pasir area, keep a lookout for Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles that’s hidden in a corner coffeeshop at Tai Thong Crescent. For the advocators of the phrase “go big or go home”, try their Dry Mixed beef Noodles ($8). Drenched in a thick black sauce, you can expect to find a generous heap of ingredients such as beef slices, beef balls, and beef tendons underneath the noodles. What truly sets this beef noodles apart from the rest will be the crushed peanuts that is tossed onto the pile of messy goodness! For rainy days, they also have Mixed Beef Noodle Soup ($8) that comes with a light and sweet broth instead of thick gravy.
Address: 47 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347867
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 6pm
10. Thien Long
One of my go-to for cheap and good grubs at Orchard would be Thian Long. For $6, their no-frills Beef Noodle Soup comprises a bowl of light broth packed with beef and herbs flavours, brimming with soft rice noodles and beef slices. Another popular dish is their Vietnamese Dry Beef Vermicelli ($6), which is dry vermicelli with fresh lettuce, stir-fried beef, fried shallots, carrots, and roasted peanut. Help yourself to as much fish sauce as you want! I’ll also recommend topping the dish with lime and crushed chilli padi to give it good kick!
Check out our full review of Thien Long!
Address: 400 Orchard Road, #04-02/08, Orchard Towers, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 6pm to 4am
Same same but different
A simple dish comprising of just beef and noodles can come in so many different variations. From Vietnamese-styled ones to those drench in thick, gooey sauce, this list will have something that satisfies you when the craving for a bowl of comforting beef noodles hit. If beef noodles is not quite your thing, we also have lor mee and braised duck rice stalls and for you to check out!