Last Updated: January 4, 2019
I’m always on a hunt for new places that serve delicious Asian dishes, and I chanced upon this quaint little restaurant along Foch Road. Easy Noodle Bar is run by a married couple, Rachel and Glen who create dishes that please your palate.
The splash of navy added a modern touch to the restaurant’s design, creating a rather comfortable atmosphere. It definitely differs from regular Chinese restaurants, using only little details of gold in their design to avoid looking too kitschy.
What amazed me is that Rachel and Glen built the wooden tables and gold chairs by themselves, adding a touch of authenticity to the restaurant.
The couple wanted to establish a restaurant with a homely atmosphere, where the dishes served evoke feelings of comfort. So their dishes are made from scratch daily, just like a hearty homecooked meal.
One of the recommended dishes at Easy Noodles Bar is their Yang Chun Noodles (S$4.80).
It’s a simple noodle dish that comes with warm chicken broth, and just a soft-boiled egg. This actually reminded me of a noodle dish that my granddad would make on lazy days at home.
As ordinary, as it looked, I found the handmade noodles to be springy and light. Stirring in the soft-boiled egg gave the noodle dish a slightly creamier taste as well.
However, the chicken broth could be slightly more seasoned, because I found it quite bland.
Another dish that we were excited to try was the Tortellini (S$9.80).
Tortellini is an Italian dish, but Easy Noodle Bar uses Asian ingredients and techniques. As a result, the texture of the dish was closer to Chinese dumplings.
The tortellini was stuffed with mince meat, mushroom and a whole shrimp, and biting into it released a burst of umami flavour. The shrimps and mushrooms provided a good balance of sweetness to the lightly seasoned minced meat.
The dried version came tossed in a sauce made with chicken stock, chilli powder, fragrant oil and osmanthus. While the tortellini was already flavourful on its own, the sauce became even more savoury with a light floral scent from the osmanthus.
The Lamb Foreshank (S$15.80) is another dish you have to try, with a tenderly baked lamb shank resting in a puddle of tangy sauce. The sauce is blended from capsicums, tomatoes and herbs which is then baked with together with lamb. Tangy and rich, the sauce was full of meaty flavour.
I found it a little too gamey for my liking as I’m not a fan of lamb, but this would definitely appeal to people who enjoy lamb meat.
If I had to pick, the Nikujaga (S$11.80) would be my favourite dish at Easy Noodles Bar. This dish is a Japanese beef stewed with root vegetables and simmered in white wine and stock.
Easy Noodles Bar uses only grain-fed Angus beef which they marinate with shoyu, mirin and sake. Naturally, the tender beef broke apart easily as I sank my teeth into the meat.
The stew had a good balance of sweet and savoury notes, even though it’s just potatoes and beef. It’s great for the days when you just want some comfort food.
Nothing ends off a good meal like a delicious dessert! We tried the Passionfruit Milk Pudding (S$3.80) and a warm Brownie Topped With A Scoop Of Vanilla Ice Cream (S$4.80). If you order any meat dish, you can get the pudding for S$3 and the brownie at S$4.
Easy Noodles Bar makes their dessert in-house as well, which guarantees that your desserts will be freshly made. The brownie with ice cream ended things on a sweet note, but it wasn’t out of the ordinary.
The Passionfruit Milk Pudding, on the other hand, left a pretty good impression on me. Sweet with a rich creamy texture, it wasn’t too overwhelming as the tangy zest from the passionfruit cut through the creaminess of the pudding.
If you’re a fan of noodles and home-cooked Asian dishes, head over to Easy Noodles Bar for a heart-warming meal.
Expected Damage: S$10 – S$20 per pax
Our Rating: 4 / 5
Easy Noodles Bar
20 Foch Road, Singapore 209261
20 Foch Road, Singapore 209261