I finally made it down today to the Chinatown Point outlet (there’s another at Tiong Bahru Plaza) of Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles. Originating in Lanzhou, Gansu province where many Chinese Muslims call home, this halal chain of restaurants is hugely popular in China with over 300 branches.
As it was my first visit, I decided to go for the Signature Beef Noodles (large: $10.90). From the available 8 types of pulled-to-order noodles, I chose the Thin and the (Big) Flat to try. They impressed me so much I dare say the #noodles here is one of the best I’ve encountered in Singapore. Personal preference for melt-in-the-mouth softness or an al dente chewiness would dictate a customer’s selection. What’s consistent though is an irresistible silkiness.
The clear MSG-free beef broth made from simmering 15 spices for about 10 hours is remarkably tasty. Whether you choose to have it with their special chilli oil (it’s less insane than the numbing fieriness of “mala”), it’s a pleasure to sip regardless. I love how each bowl is spammed with fresh coriander but if that makes you shudder, just ask for the herb to be omitted. Customisation isn’t frowned upon here thankfully. The slices of halal-certified beef shank are thin, tender and tasty too.
If you are like me and welcome the tangy cut-through afforded by vinegar, do request for some. I find it adds a flavour facet that gives the overall taste a mouthwatering lift.

They should still be doing islandwide delivery, so do tap on @tonguetipbeefnoodles’ link-in-bio on Instagram if you want to enjoy their offerings at home.

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