Zha Jiang Mian 炸酱面

$3.50 · 3 Reviews

Quite a filling bowl of noodles. Pretty good, but I think it’s nothing remarkable. Just your average bowl of zhajiangmian.

Admittedly it’s very cheap, but I probably won’t queue again for this.

After reading about this cheap yet affordable food option on Burpple, I've been wanting to try it. A few weeks back on a Monday, my friend and I headed there wanting to try it out! To our disappointment, it was closed!!! 😫 I asked around and found out that they are closed on Mondays! So people, don't go on a Monday!

Today (Friday), I went again with high hopes and yay it was open! I ordered one set of Xiao Long Bao (10 pieces at $5.50) , one set of Spicy Sichuan Wanton (10 pieces for $4) and one bowl of Zha Jiang Mian ($3.50). Cheap!!!!

I went with very high expectations for the Xiao Long Bao especially after reading the good reviews. However, my friend and I weren't impressed with the XLB though. The soup juice inside wasn't hot and didn't taste flavorful. This pales in comparison to DTF's XLB. I shouldn't be so picky about it because the price of their XLB is so much cheaper than DTF's.

If you ever make a trip there, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Zha Jiang Mian and Spicy Sichuan Wanton. If you like your spicy Sichuan wanton to be more on the spicer side, do let the stall owner know because mine had more vinegar in it! Zha Jiang Mian was just good, no other comments! 😊

Overall, I would definitely return to have more delicious yet affordable Chinese food! I need to try the sweet and spicy noodles and Guo Tie the next time round! My friend was having a sore throat today, so we didn't order Guo Tie. 😕

Was exploring Chinatown and stumbled upon a stall selling 'xiao long bao'. Upon observing a little on how the 'shifu' swiftly knead the xlb then send to steam a-la minute, my instinct tells me that this is definitely some quality xlb.
True enough. The skin of the xlb is as thin as paper, which encapsulate the flavourful pork fillings that squirt juices upon a harmless bite.
I'm sold.