From 1 modest hawker stall to 5, in addition to a factory located in Johor, Malaysia; from a banker to a young hawker to help her father man the branch at Maxwell Food Centre; these are the changes that have occurred from over a decade ago for Huang Ji Noodles Store. They have gone a long way in establishing its name here in the local hawker scene, and rightfully so.
Their interpretation of Char Siew Wonton Noodles ($3.50) is by far one of the best I have had in Singapore. Stealing the limelight this time round are not the balls of wonton or slices of self-branded char siew, notwithstanding that they are still palatable. Instead, the noodles is what hangs around people’s mouth after a plate. On top of the usual thin yellow noodles, other options include Spinach Noodles (additional $0.50) their self-invented Tomato Noodles (additional $0.50), all of which are made in the factory across the causeway and imported every other day. The tomato noodles is the first and one of its kinds, in that it is produced with the addition of real tomatoes in the blend. Preservatives are also used minimally in prevention of having its taste altered and in view of the increasing number of health-conscious patrons. Rejoice, as the most generous portion of kailan is also part of the deal. If you know me, I do not usually take greens, but these are tolerable when drenched in those perfectly-made gravy. This packaged plate you are signing up for here is worth your every hawker-food-calories.
Besides Wonton Noodles, other offerings like Beef Brisket Noodles and Fish Soup Noodles are also hot favourites amongst the people who stand in line every lunch time. To take-away requires an additional $0.20. However, it is notable and commendable that they provide small containers for your condiments, with no extra charge.
The quality of the ingredients here is so remarkable that you will appreciate still being able to enjoy an honest-to-goodness meal in a hawker centre.
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Stall 29, Maxwell Food Centre
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Mon – Fri); 7.30am – 2pm (Sat); Closed on Sundays.