Pork Tom Yam Noodles

$5.50 · 2 Reviews

This stand-alone stall within Rivervale Plaza is hard to find, but well worth the hunt. Located across the cashier section of NTUC, Boat Noodle Express dishes out hearty portions of Thai noodles. The menu is simple — choose to either have pork or beef, and in tom yum broth, soup or dry (from $4.80). From there, select your noodles (glass noodle, bee hoon, kway teow and tang hoon) before indicating to the staff if you would like to have additional chilli flakes. Spice lovers will have a field day with the crowd favourite Pork Tom Yam Noodles ($5.50) — the spicy version doesn't hold back and packs a punch! While the other sides like Thai Fish Cakes ($3.50 for two pieces) didn't impress as much, a generous portion of Pork Lard ($2.80) is worth splurging on. Wash it all down with a cup of refreshing Signature Thai Ice Milk Tea ($2.50).
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Xing Wei Chua

Hidden within Rivervale Plaza (not to be confused with Rivervale Mall) within Sengkang is Boat Noodle Express, a rather recently opened eatery that serves Thai noodles.

Got myself the Pork Tom Yum Dry Noodles and one can opt for the type of noodles (went with Kway Teow) and even for it to be spicy or non-spicy. While the pork balls were quite miniature in reality as compared to the illustration, the Tom Yum here especially for the spicy version comes quite fiery with a tinge of tanginess which was more prominent at the start. I added the chili flakes available on the side initially after a few mouthfuls, but the spiciness was almost up to my limit in no time. Actually a pretty decent eat in this part of Sengkang, and it's pretty decently priced at $7.50 if you don't mind shelling a bit more to have something apart from the myriad of local fare available at the mall.