Noodle8 (八面) at RWS

**CLOSED**  Last day of business was 31st August 2013.


This restaurant opened its doors at RWS on 7th December 2011. I happened to stumble upon this place about 10min after it started operations on its opening day.


Here are some of the food which I’ve tried to-date…

APPETIZERS

Crab Cakes with Wasabi Mayonnaise – I felt this was so-so but the wasabi mayo gave it an extra kick.


Deep-fried Tofu – This tasted ordinary but I didn’t like the pickles.


Chicken Wings – The taste was okay and there was nothing else special about it.


Thai Fish Cakes – You can taste the lemongrass in the fish cakes. My colleagues were kind of disappointed with this as it wasn’t the typical Thai fish cakes that they were used to having in Thai restaurants.


MAINS

Fresh Abalone, Duck, Mushroom in Japanese Somen Soup (芳香鸭丝鲍鱼面) – Didn’t expect to get a whole abalone for just $16.80++!  I could smell the fragrance of the soup even before the bowl was set down before me and the pleasant aroma made me want to eat it immediately but had to control myself as I had to first take a picture of it! The soup stock was extremely flavourful and wasn’t overpowering. Overall the combination of the fresh abalone, mushrooms, duck and Japanese somen noodles went very well together! You can taste a bit of seawater in the abalone but it was very tender and cooked just right!

This is a seasonal dish and I would recommend that you try this at least once if you do get the chance to!


Beef Noodle Soup (红烧肉馃条面) – The soup is slightly spicy with a hint of sourness and is different from other beef noodles that I’ve eaten.


Stir-Fried Teriyaki Seafood Udon – Wasn’t blown away by this dish and the sauce was a little sweet but at least it was fried the way I like noodles to be wok fried!


Wok-Fried Seafood Mee Goreng – My colleague ordered this and she still thinks Punggol Mee Goreng tastes better. It does have the wok-fried taste though.


Crabmeat & Minced Pork Tofu Ball with Fish Noodle Soup – This was really good!! Everyone agreed that when this dish was being served, the fragrance of the soup really whets your appetite! The soup broth was extremely tasty and somewhat similar to the one used in the abalone somen soup (see above). Overall, this dish gave my stomach a warm and fuzzy feeling.


Tom Yum Seafood Noodle – This came with an empty crab shell on top of the noodles and we were joking that the crabmeat probably went into the previous noodle soup dish above. The soup was clear and it was more sour than spicy.


DESSERTS

Jackfruit Crème Brûlée – It tasted more like cempedak than jackfruit to me but I prefer cempedak so it was really good!


Durian Alaska (榴莲阿拉斯加) – This looks like a durian with all the spikes except for the colour! LOL… The inside of it comprised of durian ice-cream and a hard layer of cake at the base. Taste-wise it was quite nice but I would have preferred if the cake was softer in texture.


DRINKS

Blue Ocean – A lemon kalamansi mocktail of sorts. I enjoyed it! ^_^


Homemade Ice Lemon Tea (自制冰柠檬茶) and Lime Juice (青柠汁) – Both were very refreshing!! The ice lemon tea tastes like it has some kalamansi in it instead of lemon but that’s what makes it refreshing!


Verdict
Overall, I think the desserts and drinks at this place fare much better than the mains but my favourites out of the main courses were the Fresh Abalone, Duck, Mushroom in Japanese Somen Soup and the Crabmeat & Minced Pork Tofu Ball with Fish Noodle Soup.


Address:
Noodle8 (八面)
26 Sentosa Gateway
#01-071
Resorts World Sentosa
Singapore 098138.
Tel: 62386268

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