I recently discovered a Chinese noodle stall where the portions are huge. It is Jin Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao 鑫鹏拉面小笼包, one of the stalls in Bgain 442 Eating House. This stall is a favorite among the residents and workers in the area for their huge portion size and cheap prices.
This is the menu. As you can see, there are 9 noodles and 7 side dishes on the menu. As you can see, everything is between S$3.80 – S$6 which is very economical.
My favorite is their Five Spice Beef La Mian Soup 五香牛肉拉面汤 [S$4.50]. The noodles are not as good as MEET Noodles but the quantity of the noodles is just as much if not more. I believe the five spice beef slices are homemade, they are way better than MEET Noodles. One bowl of this noodle is enough for two normal-stomach people.
The Fried Bean Sauce La Mian 炸酱拉面 [S$4] is more soupy than usual. The salitiness of the soupy black bean sauce is not very consistent, sometimes it’s too salty and sometimes it’s just right. The cucumber slices on top of the noodles helps to balance out the saltiness a little.
There is also Chicken Chop La Mian (Soup/Dry) 鸡扒拉面 (汤/干) [S$4]. The dry version comes with the black bean sauce and a whole lot of noodles. The fried chicken chop is crispy but rather salty.
The Shanghai Xiao Long Bao 上海小笼包 [S$4 for 6 pieces] may not be as delicate as Din Tai Fung’s but they taste pretty alright. Eat them hot or else the skin will get a little tough.
I also like their Shandong Dumpling 山东水饺 [S$5 for 12 pieces, S$8 for 18 pieces] which are packed full with succulent pork filling. This value-for-money pricing reminds me of Shan Dong Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao.
The fried version, Shandong Fried Dumpling 山东锅贴 [S$5 for 12 pieces, S$8 for 18 pieces] is a little different from the usual flat-based ones elsewhere. These are really deep-fried dumplings and they are served piping hot.
Jin Peng La Mian Xiao Chu 鑫鹏拉面小笼包 is perfect for those who wants a filling meal without having to spend too much money. The portions are huge and prices are low.
Jin Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao 鑫鵬拉麵小籠包
Address: Block 442 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-442, Singapore 120442
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday 10am – 10pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/鑫鹏-拉面小笼包-363041657447208/