LeNu (樂牛) Taiwan Beef Noodle Bar

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lenu (樂牛) is a restaurant opened by the Paradise Group, and I'm here to review it! With high expectations after some good meals at other Paradise Group Restaurants, I was hoping to get a real taste of Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup. LeNu literally means 'Happy Cow' in Mandarin. It's cute, I guess. Haha.





Wide variety of beef noodle choices
Make your selection!
We were shown to our seats and a menu was given to us, as well as an order form. I have to say that I'm not too fond of filling up order forms, so with my order in mind, I went straight to the counter, which is what you'll have to do anyway after filling up the form.

Top ups are available at a costly price, which I didn't take up!
Right beside the counter, some appetizers are on display and customers would just need to select what they want and pay for it at the counter.



The Surroundings
The 4 Essences (winning formula) for Lenu are shown on the walls.
My friend ordered the dry version of the Braised Beef Brisket Noodles ($10.90) and I ordered the Braised Wagyu Beef Noodles ($16.90).
Dry Version of Braised Beef Brisket Noodles
After mixing the noodles, you are ready to start! The noodles tasted so-so, but the beef is really tender. In my opinion, I felt the noodles could be more springy, it felt like it was neither here nor there.
The dry noodles version are nice!
My turn!
Braised Wagyu Beef Noodles (they really like putting a huge scoop of spring onions in every bowl of noodles huh!)
There are 3 types of noodles available for choosing: Thin Noodles, Broad Noodles and Rice Noodles (exclusive to Singapore only). Of course, I would try the rice noodles. It turned out to be the really thin kway teow type noodles, but I did enjoy it as the noodles were quite well cooked.
I felt the wagyu beef was quite an expensive addition though. While the thinly sliced beef were easy to eat, but I felt I would have enjoyed it as much as if I were to have the normal beef slices.
The soup is also a make-it-or-break-it factor for me, so I would have to say that it managed to be comforting for my tummy, but doesn't have the oomph factor. It's pretty much average, though the broth is light and doesn't taste too salty. (It is oily, though!)

In summary, I felt that although it was a comforting warm meal, but the taste lacks punch to make it stand out from other soupy meals competitors.
Location: 
Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-91/92/93, Singapore 098585 (Opposite Ben & Jerry's)
Tel: +65 63769039
Visit their Facebook and Website to find out more.
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station (Circle Line (Orange), NE Line (Purple))
My Ratings (the higher the score, the better it is!)
Food: 3 / 5
Ambience: 3.2 / 5
Bang for your buck (Value): 3 / 5
Service: 3 / 5