Monday, 2 April 2018

Go Street Noodle : Like Wanton Mee Meets Bak Kut Teh


When I went to the bank the other day, I noticed that a new eatery has opened - Go Street Noodle. Eh? I had a quick peek inside the restaurant and yup, it looked like Go Noodle House.

But I did not go inside as I had already had my lunch. I was rather curious about Go Street Noodle and I dropped by a few days later.


They were having some issues with the electrical wiring that day and at one point I was sitting in the dark (for a brief period). Then the server moved me to another table where the lights were functioning.


The menu is very limited and from what I can see, the focus here is on herbal soup noodles and dry tok tok mee. I learnt that tok tok mee is actually wanton mee and Go Street Noodle is an offshoot of Go Noodle House. Ah!


I guess riding on the success of the flagship outlet, the management has now branched into another style of noodles, unlike what is served at Go Noodle House.


It's a treat for pork lovers I suppose as the menu is laden with porkie delights such as Hakka Style Fried Pork, Deep Fried Nam Yue Pork, Homemade Pig Trotter with Vinegar and more.



I went with the Braised Pork Belly Tok Tok Mee. It's basically wanton mee tossed in dark sauce (not the usual wanton mee sauce) and embellished with slices of braised pork belly, taupok, choy sum and yes, half an egg. There is a clear soup that comes with it which was all right.



The noodles were nice and springy and overall, this tok tok mee is not too bad. But it's not something that got me excited though it made for a decent meal.



I chose soya bean drink not realizing that it came from a can. Oh well, I should have checked first.



There are two chili condiments here. What you see up there was laid out for me by the helpful server.



The red one is the same chili sambal you get at Go Noodle House. The green one is similar to what is served at Thai restaurants. Very pungent and full of garlicky taste. I like it better than the red one but it gave me garlic breath. 



Another day, I went back for the Herbal Soup noodles. Just to satisfy my curiosity. You have a choice of Mi Xian or Tok Tok Noodles and I prefer the latter. Not really a fan of mi xian.



Again I went for the Braised Pork Belly as I reckon this is easier to eat compared to Braised Pork Ribs or Chicken Drumstick. As for the Sliced Pork Belly, I have had that at Go Noodle.

The soup has a nice herbal aroma and flavor. I am not familiar with cooking herbal soups but I found some small bits of tangui in the soup. This soup is akin to bak kut teh soup but milder.



I spotted the Pur Er tea in the menu and that's what I had. My favorite drink at Go Noodle hee..hee...

By the way, this outlet is situated a few doors away from Qing He Gu and I believe this space was formerly occupied by the Chilli Pan Mee shop.

I don't think I will be rushing back soon but I would visit if I were passing by.


28 comments:

  1. Look like a Taiwanese outlet serving Taiwanese noodle. I noticed they love to add tang gui in their herbal soup. I don't mind once a while but not such big fan of their soup.

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  2. Sometimes I see places I never try before, I will be tempted to try...

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  3. Wow! Another imitation shop sprung up which we thought they copied the Go Noodles. Actually nobody realised that Go Noodles copied so many similar & typical outlets all over China that I had seen.

    Let me share with you that the word Tok-Tok Mee probably originated from Penang because after the war, they sold Wantan Mee from hawker stalls parked at designated junctions and his assistant would ride bicycle to attract the neighbourhood by hitting the hollow bamboo canisters with a stick. It would go "Tok-Tok" until everyone called it Tok-Tok Mee Lai Liao and not even Wantan mee. We could even place orders by stopping the man on bicycles and he would deliver them in bowls to your house otherwise you could pass him a tiffin carrier or own bowls to tapao. Plastic bags were unheard of! I enjoyed these memories before I went to school.

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    1. Thanks for explaining to me about the tok tok mee. Back in those days it was nice to have these food peddlers come by the neighborhood. I remember there was satay man who went round in JB where my parents used to stay.

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  4. not my preferred food so I will let this one pass.

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    1. Not my favorite either. The original Go Noodle is way better.

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  5. I like herbal soup with wanton mee once in a while.

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    1. It was my first time trying and it was nice.

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  6. With the enormous success of Go Noodle House, they obviously want to leverage on that and hopefully come with another brand that's just as successful. So, is Go Noodle House's superior soup also available here? The place will be loved by pork-centric fans...I would love the braised egg :)

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    1. They only serve herbal soup here. Given a choice, I still prefer Go Noodle House for the superior soup.

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  7. I’m a pork lover & definitely love to try this. xoxo

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    1. Maybe one day I will go for the braised pork with rice.

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  8. with the furnitures and bowls used, I would easily mistaken this as Go Noodles...anyway, whichever it is, I dun mind as long as the noodles are good!

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    1. The noodles are not bad. Different from what is served at Go Noodles.

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  9. I used to enjoy bak kut teh noodles - since way back in the mid-70's but I have not had it for a long long time now, dunno if I still like it.

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    1. It was a first for me and it was not too bad.

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  10. I am attracted to the braised pork belly tok tok mee tossed with dark sauce

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  11. I like their blue and white bowls. I don't understand why they sell drinks in single-use cups though when you dine in. I was disappointed recently by a visit to Jamie Oliver's Deli in HK - not by the food but by the fact that all drinks, eat-in or take-away were served in single use containers. Their sales pitch is sustainable but the crockery certainly was not.

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    1. I agree with you on the cups. I think they are just opting for convenience - no need to wash!

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  12. Pantang nampak kedai baru bukak , nak try aje haha....
    Chinese mmg suka makan mee ke LL?

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    1. Memang, Hainom. Ada kedai makan baru aje, LL terjah hah..hah... Hhmmm...ya Chinese suka mee.

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  13. I was just curious the name of tok tok mee and TM had explained it clearly in his comment, TQ TM!

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