Lan Zhou La Mian and Dessert

It’s been hard to get back into work after having such a nice relaxing weekend. Lucky for us, the workload has been rather light most days this week. The biggest thing that I did this week was give another case presentation to the inpatient pharmacists, this time about “Methotrexate Pharmacokinetics”.

Thank goodness it’s Friday so that we could go enjoy a good dinner and sleep in tomorrow.

We decided to go to Chinatown to a restaurant called Lan Zhou La Mian on No. 19 Smith Street. Ron’s classmates said this is their favorite noodle place in Singapore so we figured we’d better try it out. Ron met up with Timo and Elina there but I was a bit late because of traffic, I never realized how packed Eu Tong Sen Rd could get at 7pm.

Anyways, lucky for me by the time I got there, they had already ordered.

There was a dish of pickled vegetables served with crushed peanuts. The peanuts gave it that something special, the dish was quite good.

We had the ja ja mian with their fresh made noodles, cucumbers, and bean sauce. I think the dish was too small for $8 but the noodles were really good, a bit chewy.

Pork and cabbage noodle soup. It was filled with white pepper. I enjoyed the dry noodles better.

Honeyed pork chops. Sweet and meaty, not full of fried flour like most places.

Xiao Long Bao. I agree with Ron, they were really good because the “juice” inside the buns were the right temperature so that when you bit into it, it didn’t burn your mouth.

Fried pot stickers.

Their special shrimp.

We walked the street market for a bit before stopping for dessert at Mei Heong Yuen Dessert on 65-67 Temple Street. The menu caught our eye because of the mango dessert and the special ice dessert.

Elina tried the mango pomelo tapioca dessert. It had quite a bit of ice and the pomelo was a bit sour but the mango was really good.

I ordered one of my favorite desserts, egg custard with ginger. It doesn’t look like much and isn’t anything really special but it’s something I enjoy.

Timo ordered the berry ice dessert. The ice didn’t have much flavor, tasted like frozen milk. With the syrup, it was pretty good though and stayed cold for a long time.

Ron ordered the mocha flavor. It was yummy. It’s so interesting though, it’s like very thin thin layers of creamy ice… it’s hard to describe… but it’s fun to eat!

Ah, a good night.

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