At Tiong Bahru Food Centre, there are several popular food stalls (usually easily identified by their queues). Apparently, this noodle stall is famous for their premium bu jian tian (“pig armpit”) char siew. They only prepare a limited quantity per day, so come early if you want a taste of the “armpit” char siew.
The normal char siew wanton noodle is S$3.00; if you want the premium version, it’s S$4.00. I highly recommend you fork out the extra dollar for the bu jian tian. The meat is bouncy, succulent, and yet not fatty — a real joy to munch on! Some might find that the marinade is on the light side, but I like how you can taste the meat without the marinade overwhelming the meat.
Although the star here is the char siew, their soy sauce chicken is rather enjoyable too — smooth and tender meat, even the breast portion. But the braising sauce could be bolder in flavor.
Thin and springy without the taste of alkaline, the noodles are lightly drenched in clear stock just before serving.
As for the accompanying dumpling soup, it is decent but nothing to shout about. By the way, the sambal chilli is very power!
Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Noodle 忠于原味雲吞麵
30 Seng Poh Road
#02-30, Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Open: 8.30am to 2pm (usually sells out around 1pm). Closed on Fri.