|Yizun Beef Noodle|
Yi Zun Noodle is Singapore’s first-ever Muslim-owned restaurant that specialises in Chinese hand-pulled (La-Mian) noodles. Founded by Madam Aisha, a Chinese-Muslim from Qinghai in China, Yi Zun signature dish is Beef Noodle. LD and I visited their original branch in Sam Leong Road in Little India for a quick lunch.
|Yi Zun Noodle - Entrance|
The set up of the shop is very simple, functional like most of the Chinese restaurant in Jalan Besar neighbourhood. On the wall, there is a poster showcasing the origin of Qinghai beef noodle.
|Yizun Beef Noodle Poster|
For entrée, we ordered Beef Salad ($3.60). The beef salad uses the lean part of the beef. The sauce is filled with mala seasoning, filled with peppercorn flavours but not the numbing type. I was expecting the meat to be succulent, instead, it is on the dry side.
For the main, LD and I ordered Yizun Beef Noodle ($7.80, small). For small, the portion is very generous. The broth is clear, filled with solid beef flavour and touch of sweetness from the radish. The sliced lean meat covered the top part of the bowl, however, don’t expect your melt in your mouth texture type of beef.
|Yizun Beef Noodle|
The star of this dish is the la-mian. It is springy, bouncy with a great bite to it. The noodle is made fresh in house and it truly showcases the skill of the noodle master.
|The La Mian - Hand Pulled Noodle|
LD mixed this noodle with their chilli and it surely will whet your appetite due to fragrant and tasty chilli.
|La Mian Mixed with Chilli|
I rate the beef noodle as OK. I won’t mind coming back to try their other noodle dishes. If you like spicy mala, you can try their dry chilli chicken and their mala pot. Don’t forget to order their Sour Prune Juice ($4.50 by jar, $1.50 per cup). Cheers!!
|Sour Prune Juice|
Budget per Person: $0 - $10; $11 - $25
Yi Zun Noodle
60 Joo Chiat Road
T: +65 6909 9287
OH: 11.00 – 21.30 Daily
Menu and Reservation are available here