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No.10 Noodle House in Circuit Road – $2.50 noodles

No.10 Noodle House is a simple typical noodle stall in a typical HDB estate food centre. Fortunately for ordinary patrons like us, there are still stalls like No.10 Noodle House where we can get a good bowl of mushroom minced meat noodles for only $2.50.

No.10 Noodle House

Singapore is once again named by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as the world’s most expensive city for expatriates to live in (although this year she is joined by Hong Kong and Paris as the joint most expensive cities). As we have been told, the EIU’s ranking is based on its Worldwide Cost of Living index designed for human resources departments to decide on the allowances and salaries to be paid to employees on business trips or to work overseas. These are usually employees with high pay and expense accounts.

If there is an eating out index for the locals, we wonder how will Singapore rank among the global cities. We would guess that there can’t be too many cosmopolitan cities in developed countries where we can get a good bowl of minced meat noodles for S$2.50.

Block 80 Circuit Road Market & Food Centre

No.10 Noodle House is in Block 80 Circuit Road Market & Food Centre, which is a short walk from the MacPherson MRT Station. The Circuit Road Market & Food Centre is a two-storey standalone structure with the wet market on the ground level and the food centre on the upper level. The food centre is essentially a place for early breakfast and lunch. The food stalls open as early as 6 am and almost all stalls will be closed by about 2 pm.

No.10 Noodle House, Block 80 Circuit Road Market & Food Centre

One of the more popular food stalls in Block 80 Circuit Road Food Centre is No.10 Noodle House, which occupies unit No.10. It sells just mushroom minced meat noodles and fish ball minced meat noodles, both priced at $2.50. It has discontinued serving lor mee.

No.10 Noodle House, Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles

We tried their mushroom minced meat noodles (dry version) as well as the
fish ball minced meat noodles (dry version).

No.10 Noodle House

The mushroom minced meat noodles came with a bowl of soup with vegetables and meat balls. The soup was robust and flavourful. The noodles were tossed with a nice chilli and mushroom sauce and topped which fresh ingredients which included minced pork, stewed mushrooms and a piece of boiled wanton. The noodles were a tad softer than I normally liked them to be but on the whole it was a tasty bowl of noodles. It may not be among the best minced meat noodles you can find in Singapore but it is definitely better than than most of the minced meat noodles found in food courts.

No.10 Noodle House

The fish ball minced meat noodles were essentially the same as the mushroom minced meat noodles except that we got fish balls and not meat balls and the wanton was deep fried and not boiled. The fish balls had a nice bouncy texture and the crispy fried wanton provided a crunchy contrast to the soft noodles.

No.10 Noodle House may not be serving gourmet stuff, but for only $2.50 we can get a tasty bowl of noodles carefully prepared with pride.

So in the world’s most expensive city for expatriates to live in, while the expat can have a 300 g prime angus ribeye steak for S$78++ in a place like Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, the locals can have 15 bowls of mushroom minced meat noodles plus 15 bowls of fishball minced meat noodles in Circuit Road 80 Market & Food Centre, with change left over for tea and coffee. Different strokes for different folks.

No.10 Noodle House
#02-10, 80 Market & Food Centre
Block 80 Circuit Road
Singapore 370080

Opening Hours: 6.30 am – 1.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: MacPherson 

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