Yi Gen Mian 一根面 (DinGi Noodle House)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Today, Boss S and I went to check out Yi Gen Mian (一根面) eatery at Plaza Singapura's basement.
I was attracted by the name of the eatery, which also literally means 'One Strand of Noodle'!

Menu featuring their set noodle page

You can order the noodles ala carte, it costs anywhere from $7.80 to $10.20 a bowl. For bigger eaters, you can opt to select the set meal (shown above). The set meal consists of a main dish + sides + drink + dessert! The dinner set menu you see here is only available from 5pm to 10pm.
On the menu, there are also other food items, like Spare ribs rice, etc. But hey, you're eating at a noodle eatery, so check out the noodles!
So boss S ordered the jajiang mian (炸酱面) and I ordered the spareribs soup noodles (无锡排骨面) since it was highly recommended to us by the waiter! The noodles costed $8.80 and $9.50 respectively. We were given 2 choices for the type of noodle, 1 being the signature 1 strand of noodle (一根面) and the other being knife sliced noodles (刀削面).
We both went for the signature strand of noodles.
Here are some interesting facts about it:
1. It is literally made from 1 strand of noodle. A very long strand.
2. It is 10 metres long. (What?!)
3. 100% freshly handmade - as soon as you order.
4. Lastly, my favourite.... NO MSG! Wheeeee!
And here, the noodles came:

jajiang mian

Spareribs soupy noodles
Honestly, for me, I felt that the winning factor in the whole bowl was the pure elasticity of the noodles. It was the right type of springy and was cooked just right. I loved the noodles very much. For the condiments, like the saucey minced meat in jajiang mian and the spareribs soup did not really surprise me that much. I guess, the lack of MSG did play a part, since Singaporeans have salty tongues due to the kinds of foods we are used to.
So the soup tasted quite light, despite all the sight of the oil floating on the soup (which came from the spareribs). I welcomed the refreshing combination. There were also slices of ginger apparent in the dish that I was not able to taste.
We also order their guo tie (5 for $5.80), which was really very well done. Honestly, I'm not really a guo tie person but I liked this dish as the meat inside the dumpling tasted really nice.

The guo tie!
All in all, I would highly recommend this place if you have some non-msg noodle cravings. :D
Location:  68 Orchard Road #B2-51 Plaza Singapure Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6238-0369
Rating: 4 / 5