Whether it’s with soup or served dry, a bowl of beef noodles is always comforting with tender slices of beef and fresh veggies on the side. While many flock to Taiwan for this hearty dish, Singapore is home to pretty decent and delicious versions that will satisfy any of your cravings.
Here are 10 best beef noodle dishes in Singapore and where to find them, and you’ll be happy to know that we’ve included both dry and soup variations in this list.
10. Joo Chiat Beef King
Located in the Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre, Joo Chiat Beef King is famed for their flavoursome beef noodles befitting a King, regardless of the simple and fresh ingredients used.
Swimming in a pool of thick gravy, the Dry Beef Noodle (S$3.50) had a deep malty flavour while the generous slices of beef tore apart easily and were very tender. If you like your noodles heavy with a dark, herbal-like sauce, you’ll love this version.
Joo Chiat Beef King: 210 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 310210 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Daily)
9. Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa
There’s never a day when Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa isn’t bustling with a hungry queue of customers waiting for their piping hot bowls of beef noodles. But is it worth the queue?
While the stall serves unique variations like mixed beef in laksa, their dry Beef Noodles (S$4) is the go-to order, served with tendons and garnished with chopped greens on the springy noodles.
The broth was more on the watery side unlike some goopy sauces, but it still retained robust flavours, piquant with a squeeze of the lime. Worth the wait!
Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa: #01-16, 226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22, Singapore 568226 | Tel: +65 6452 4017 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 3.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
8. Blanco Court Hainanese Beef Noodles
Eating a steaming bowl of noodles can literally be a hot and sweaty feat in Singapore, but at Blanco Court Hainanese Beef Noodles, you can slurp up your beef noodles in the cool comfort of an air-conditioned interior.
Although their Dry Beef Noodles (S$10) might seem pricey, the abundant portion of springy noodles and wide selection of beef parts like the meat, tendons, beef balls and intestines in the black sauce were worthwhile.
The addition of fresh beansprouts gave a refreshing crunchy texture to every spoonful. After downing the bowl, you can also get a delicious cup of kopi.
Blanco Court Hainanese Beef Noodles: 92 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399716 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
Yi Zun Noodle offers halal hand-pulled beef noodles by a Chinese-Muslim couple in a quaint shophouse in Little India. The cosy store also serves a small array of cold side dishes to enjoy with your bowl of noodles.
The bowl of Hand-pulled Noodle With Sliced Beef (S$7.80) came with copious slices of beef in a savoury, simple soup. As the noodles were hand-pulled, they were slightly starchy and springy, making it fun to soak and separate the strands in the broth.
Yi Zun Noodle: 45 Sam Leong Road, Singapore 207935 | Tel: +65 6219 6616 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook
6. Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles
It all boils down to authenticity when it comes to food and at Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles, people flock to try their Hainanese beef noodles (served both dry and with soup) which will instantly teleport one to Hainan.
If you’re looking for well-balanced flavours and a wide variety of toppings, the Beef Balls And Tendon Noodles (S$7) is to-die-for. From soft tendon and beef slices to chewy meatballs, the bowl will satisfy your beef noodle cravings with a light yet strong broth and al dente noodles.
Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles: 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 7.30pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
5. Hwa Heng Beef Noodles
After your next shopping spree at ION, you should head down to Hwa Heng Beef Noodles at the Food Opera food court for Hainanese-style beef noodles made with a recipe that dates back to the 1940s.
The Scotts Hwa Heng Beef Noodles Combo Set (S$7.50) will surely take you down memory lane as you slurp up the vermicelli and slices of tender beef coated in a thick, dark gravy complemented with a handful of fresh beansprouts.
The set also comes with a bowl of beef balls in the soup to cleanse your palate between bites.
Scotts Hwa Heng Beef Noodles: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-03/04 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 | Tel: +65 6509 9198 | Opening Hours: (Sun to Thurs) 10am – 10pm, (Fri & Sat) 10am – 11pm | Website
4. Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles
If you’re planning a visit to Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles, make sure you head there during the off-peak hours to get your hands on their celebrated beef noodles before they sell out.
Choose from regular beef slices, beef balls, stomach as well as tendon, or just go for the popular Sliced Beef + Beef Ball (S$4) which came in a rich and savoury sauce sprinkled with extra condiments and chopped spring onion.
The meat here wasn’t too gamey and we loved the chewy thick bee hoon noodles.Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles: 22D Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 314022 | Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
3. J. & J. Special Beef Noodle
When the word ‘special’ is in a store’s name, naturally you’d expect something to be, well, special. At J. & J. Special Beef Noodle, their bowls are filled with high-quality beef at an affordable price — that’s something!
The well-marinated beef in their Braised Beef Noodle (S$5.50 regular, S$7.50 large) will melt in your mouth along with the creamy and soft collagen.
Soaked in a savoury yet light sauce, the noodles were cooked perfectly. Pick up several shreds of fresh onion with the thick noodles to add some kick as you devour the bowl.
J. & J. Special Beef Noodle: 51 Old Airport Road, Food Centre, Singapore 390051 | Tel: +65 9862 7592 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9pm (Closed on Mondays) | Facebook
2. Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles
Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles is a go-to stall for a hearty meal because they serve up traditional AND delicious bowls of beef noodles that never disappoint.
Topped with crushed peanuts, chopped spring onions and fried shallots, their Dry Mixed Beef Noodle (S$6) features thick, gooey gravy that drenches the generous servings of beef slices, tendon, tripe and beef balls.
The peanuts and fried shallots definitely enriched the overall dish and for a more wholesome experience, dip the meat in their zesty chilli sauce.
Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles: 47 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347867 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 6pm (Closed on Sundays)
Craving a solid bowl of beef noodles? Swing by The Beef Station for their Hainanese-style beef noodles that have won the stomachs of many in the neighbourhood of Potong Pasir.
The glass-panelled store not only lets in ample sunlight but will also brighten up a beef lover’s day.
The bowl of Hainanese Beef Noodle (S$7) was served with a simple garnish of cilantro, beansprouts and crushed peanuts. Thick bee hoon, yellow noodles, thin egg noodles and kway teow are the available noodle choices.
We went for the bee hoon which was smooth and springy, pairing perfectly with the light broth and soft beef slices. Potong Pasir dwellers, y’all are a lucky bunch.
The Beef Station: 2 Tai Thong Crescent, The Venue Shoppes, #01-05, Singapore 347836 | Tel: +65 6384 9149 | Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays) | Facebook