I love noodles, and perhaps it’s this latest spate of horrible wet and cold weather which has driven me to seek the comfort of a hot bowl of soup noodles.
Take N Taste
This sandwich and hot food takeaway shop is very much hidden in the Food Arcade on the corner or Bridge Street and George Street. It’s the last booth at the back of the arcade, and somewhat covered by the interesting Cold Press Juice shop and the long lines of the popular North Sandwiches and Burgers.
Take N Taste seems to primarily sell sandwiches and hot food such as roast meats, pork crackling and vegetables. From my observation, most of their patrons line up for those sandwiches and hot foods. However they also sell Vietnamese favourites such pho, banhmi and rice paper rolls, and the customers dining in are invariably huddled over a bowl of pho. I was recommended this place by a colleague who has an aversion to MSG and described the pho here as homemade. I love that the soup here was flavoursome and rich yet doesn’t leave me bloated afterwards and make me constantly reaching for water. There was plenty of beef slices, a combination of rare beef and beef brisket. A good serving for $10.
At the end of a long, arduous working week, nothing could beat a tantalising bowl of rich pork bone broth, swimming with freshly made, elastic ramen to start you off to a good weekend.
The photo of Ramen Ikkyu ramen popped up in my Instagram feed a week earlier. And once I scrolled through their pictures, I knew I’d have to come. I wasn’t disappointed, this ramen is amazing! From the springy, al-dente noodles, to the pork broth that hits the sweet spot between thickness and lightness, and has a strong porky flavour.
Needless to say, we got two free extra servings of noodles to soak up the remaining broth. Mmmmmmm