Indulging in Aromatic Prawn Noodles
I am an avid fan of noodles, especially springy noodles which are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. I discovered I Want My Noodle by chance when I went for a medical check-up at Raffles Medical Clinic at Shaw Centre. I Want My Noodle is a one-year old noodle house located at level three of the revamped extension of Shaw Centre next to the popular Chinese casual dining restaurant, Xi Yan.
This humble and rustic noodle house is helmed by first-time entrepreneur Derrick Quah who prides his noodles on freshness and quality. He mastered the art of making noodles from his mother and mother-in-law. Every item on the menu is handcrafted painstakingly in house with ingredients sourced from wet markets. What is noteworthy is that the dishes are crafted with love using fresh and natural ingredients and are devoid of MSG, preservatives, additives and colouring.
The noodles at I Want My Noodle are chewy, tasty, springy and retain a firm bite. What is unique is that many of the creations are a mish-mash of different ingredients and seasoning.
My Truffle Oil Noodle
My Truffle Oil noodle ($9.90) consists of freshly made egg noodles tossed in a special braised sauce made using chicken and mushroom and enhanced with white truffle infused olive oil. It is tantalising with the gentle, earthy taste of truffle oil. Stewed mushrooms and perfectly soft boiled egg are added, making the noodles simply delish and slurp-worthy.
My Aromatic Prawn Noodle
My favourite noodle is My Aromatic Prawn Noodle ($14.50) - a Thai inspired prawn noodle tossed in a fragrant tom yum sauce prepared with prawn heads and a variety of spices including lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chilli peppers. The noodles are generously topped with tiger prawns and prawn crackers which resembled shoe string fries. The noodles are a twist from the usual local prawn noodle soup and is a delightful mix of savoury and spicy flavours. The flavours are well-balanced, making me crave for more.
Shrimp Wanton Soup
The Shrimp Wanton Soup ($7.90) deserves special mention too. It is slowly simmered with fresh and dried seafood, resulting in a broth which is hearty and tasty. Wolfberries are added to give it a slightly sweet flavor and to increase the nutritional value of the soup (wolfberries are believed to be beneficial to vision). The wantons consist of shrimps wrapped in a thin, soft skin. Every mouthful bursts with homely goodness, satiating the taste buds of diners.