Fei Gong Cart noodles in Marine Parade
Traveling to Hong Kong is finally possible, but having to go through a quarantine and testing regimen makes it quite cumbersome. If you’re looking forward to sipping a bowl of noodles from the cart, visit Fei Gong Cart Noodles in sailor paradewhich allows you to customize your bowl with as many ingredients as you want.
Strictly speaking, these noodles can’t be classified as “cai png” because there’s no rice involved, but you know what I mean.
Food at Fei Gong Cart Noodles
Like a kid in a candy store, I had to exercise a lot of restraint not to go overboard when choosing my ingredients.
I decided to start with Fei Gong Cart Noodles’ Thin Egg Noodles ($1.50)and chose the Beef brisket ($2.50), Pork intestines ($2)and Pig ears ($1.50) to accompany him. My mother would bite my ear off if I have a meal without greens then I also added a side of Ilettuce ($1) with the original broth.
My colleague and I were the most intrigued by the pig ears so we got this first. Soft and gelatinous, the pieces were well marinated and gave a nice texture to the bowl of noodles.
The beef brisket was also remarkably tender and had a strong beef aroma. I loved that it was attached with greasy bits, but if that’s not what you like, it probably wouldn’t be for you.
I have reviewed pork intestines several times and have always been lucky not to come across improperly cleaned intestines. The intestines here at Fei Gong Cart Noodles have been no exception to my experience so far. They were tasty, but my only complaint was that they were a bit too soft for my taste.
Maybe it was due to the time they had been in the broth, the thin egg noodles were less al dente than I expected. The noodles had looked quite bouncy, but alas, they were a little soft when I bit into them. Nevertheless, I was still quite satisfied as the portion was substantial.
When I tasted the soup, I was immediately impressed by how clean and light the broth was on my palate. This was unfortunately spoiled by the mala chili that the stall attendant had recommended I add. While it made the broth spicier and tastier as promised, it also left a noticeable mala flavor that clashed with the beef broth.
Besides having your noodles in soup or dry form, you can also have them curried. I went there with Hokkien noodles ($1.50) in a curry sauce and garnish with Calamari Curry ($1), Fish ball with curry ($1), Semi-jointed chicken wings ($1.50), Mushrooms ($1.50) and Kang Kong ($1).
I have to admit that when I chose to have my curried Hokkien noodles, I thought it would be like Singaporean curry noodles. I certainly didn’t expect the sauce to be watered down with the same clear beef broth. While that didn’t lighten its shocking red hue, it did mean the curry wasn’t as rich as I would have liked.
Hokkien noodles did not suffer the same fate as thin egg noodles and retained much of their chewiness.
Moving on to the liao, I first tried the Curry Squid, which is a misnomer as it was actually cuttlefish. The cuttlefish pieces were QQ, but didn’t have much flavor beyond a touch of spiciness.
This was also the case with the Curry Fishball.
On the other hand, the mushrooms were full of flavor. Much like the other braised ingredients, they carried a slight saltiness and also had an earthy flavor.
For $1.50 you get two pieces of half jointed chicken wings. Although small, the chicken wings were tender and yielded more meat than expected. I would have preferred the chicken wings to be braised longer, so that more umami flavor would be imparted to the wings, but that’s a minor improvement to make.
Add kang kong to your noodles if you want greens as they provide a crunchy texture unlike the other ingredients.
We also ordered a plate of Chicken feet ($3) as a side dish, but you can choose to add them to your noodles for $1.50 per pair. Since many stalls charge $1 per person, I thought Fei Gong Cart Noodles Chicken Noodles were a great value. The chicken feet were flavorful and meaty, and my colleague and I polished them off in no time.
Atmosphere at Fei Gong Cart Noodles
I’ve always wondered why I rarely visit the East, even though it has the best cuisine in Singapore. Then I remembered how remote most places are.
Example: not only do you have to take a bus from Dakota MRT Stationyou have to walk another five minutes before you get to Fei Gong Cart Noodles.
The coffeeshop is a must, located next to an octopus sculpture. It is well ventilated and sheltered from bad weather. However, maybe it was just our luck that day, but we were infested with house flies for the duration of our shoot.
Given its inaccessible location, I doubt I would visit Fei Gong Cart Noodles often. The novelty of the cai png style cart noodles quickly fades, when you realize that the noodles can get quite expensive if you order multiple ingredients, just like with the economy rice.
If you live nearby, the braised dishes such as beef brisket and chicken feet are utterly delicious and worth ordering as a side.
For more Hong Kong-style noodles, check out Chef Kin HK Wanton Noodles with five locations all over the island! Adventurous foodies should visit Banh Mi Sai Gon to Ang Mo Kio for their banh mi pork offal.
Address: 80 Marine Parade Central, #01-770, Delight Gourmet, Singapore 440080
Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fei Gong Cart Noodles is not a halal certified restaurant.
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Photos taken by Zadelin Wong.
This is an independent review by Eatbook.sg
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Fei Gong Cart Noodles Review: Cai Png-Style Hong Kong Cart Noodles with 20+ Ingredients to Choose From – 7/10
– Many choices of ingredients
– The braised dishes were well seasoned
– Not well located
– The curry could have been creamier
Recommended dishes: Braised Chicken Feet ($3), Beef Breast ($2.50)
Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 80 Marine Parade Central, #01-770, Singapore 440080