New in town: Noodle Giants — $2.50 Lor mee, laksa, prawn noodles & BCM at teatime

Toa Payoh folks hankering for a filling bite in the hours before dinner can drop by the local interchange for a super value meal. The Koufu kopitiam on the second floor of HDB Hub (an escalator ride from Toa Payoh interchange) has recently opened a noodle stall — Noodle Giants.

Taking over the previous Ah Ma Chi Mian outlet, it seems that they have left the menu largely the same.

Noodle Giants - Stallfront

I rarely drop by even on daily commutes through the interchange, but I could not dismiss their eye-catching promo of $2.50 for prawn noodles, laksa, bak chor mee and lor mee. For that price point, you’d have to step back a whole decade and then some. Running till 13 Nov, the discount is only available at teatime from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Noodle Giants - Overall

To see if the noodles were worth diverting from my route, I had a bowl of the regular-sized Minced Meat Noodle (S$5.50/S$6.50) and Lor Mee (S$5.50/S$6.50). For all your dishes at Noodle Giants, you can pick from 8 noodle types — mee pok, mee kia, mee tai mak, yellow noodles, Hokkien noodlesthin or thick bee hoon, and kway teow.

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Noodle Giants - Gravy and noodle collageThe lor mee gravy was just the right consistency to avoid leaving a cloying impression, though it tasted a touch too light on the five-spice. Stirring in the vinegar and chilli filled the gaps enough for a filling accompaniment to the flat noodles.

Noodle Giants - Egg, meat and ngoh hiang

A single tube of ngoh hiang, half a braised egg and some pork belly make up the rest of the substantial ingredients in the lor mee.

Minced meat and lean meat

The bak chor mee comes with a standard assortment of fine and lean pork as well as some fish cakes and a fish ball.

Mee pok noodles

Even with my specific request for ‘shao la‘, the reduced spice level was enough to light my entire tongue on fire. I had to take breaks to air out my mouth, putting unwelcome intervals between mouthfuls of pleasantly firm mee pok.

Spice masochists will get a kick out of it, but unwitting eaters looking for a simple meal might find an unexpected challenge in the bak chor mee here if there’s so much as a dollop of chilli. Outside of forking out for a drink, you’ll have to make do with a small bowl of soup on the side.

If you’re on a tight budget, the $2.50 teatime meals at Noodle Giants are nothing exceptional but definitely worth a go.

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Noodle Giants

500 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #02-30, Singapore 310500

Noodle Giants

500 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #02-30, Singapore 310500

Operating Hours: 8am - 10pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 8am - 10pm (Daily)