We were at Bukit Panjang Plaza last Sunday for lunch and also to get some groceries.
For lunch we went to Hock Lam Beef. Aunt had the urge to eat beef noodles. 😉
So what was for lunch?
This was the Mixed Beef with Tendon, Soup version. Five minutes after we ordered, we were told the tendon’s sold out. Sold out before 12 noon? We think it’s just some ‘standard answer’ for items that’s not available. 🙂 The tendon was replaced with meat balls.
This was the same thing, Mixed Beef with Tendon, but the dry version.
The tendon was also replaced with beef balls.
I had the Hand Sliced Beef & Chunky Beef.
It was not bad. The ingredients looked fresh. The ingredients were plentiful too (probably because it’s nearly $8/$9 per bowl). The sauce is gooey enough for my liking, not too thick. It was quite flavourful too. I likes their beef balls too.
But the soup was a bit on the sweetish side. It’s more evident after you eat the noodles then drink the soup! The soup served with the noodles (first photo) tasted better though. We wishes there was more ‘xian cai’ though. We only spotted a little of it.
It looks like things have gone up-market. The beef noodles were served in claypots with fire gel burning below it. You can see the prices below (taken with a camera phone).
We did notice a weekday lunch time menu and price though at the entrance. Hint: More economical to eat here during the weekdays. (Hey this is the heartlands!)
Beef noodles is close to the hearts of many just like chicken rice. Everyone passionate argue which stall is the best in their opinion. Our tongues thinks it is a little above average compared to the rest, but it’s on the sweetish side for the beef noodles served in this branch.
We don’t usually want to give suggestions here. But Momo and I think they should get rid of the fire-gel. Their beef noodles were already served nice and hot. Claypots also retains heat well. There’s no need to keep it hot with fire below. It gets uncomfortable when the claypot radiates so much heat on your face. I don’t think they served it this way in 1911. ;-P
Hock Lam Beef
1 Jelebu Rd,
#01-60/61, Bukit Panjang Plaza