Slurp up authentic beef noodles & bubble tea at this famous Michelin-recommended restaurant from Taiwan that is finally open in Singapore

by Marcus Leong

I don’t know about you but when the weather is cold and gloomy, it always makes me crave for a nice warm and hearty bowl of Taiwanese beef noodles. If you feel the same, why not let this bowl of authentic goodness from the popular Michelin Bib-Gourmand Niu Dian Beef Noodles transport you to the streets of Ximending, Taipei? 

Niu Dian Beef Noodles
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The popular restaurant was first set up in Taipei in 2005 and has gathered a cult following among tourists and locals alike. Opened on 13 February 2023 at VIIO @ Balestier, this will be the brand’s first-ever store outside of Taiwan

The award-winning restaurant is helmed by chef Lin Chun Yung and uses only handmade noodles and premium quality beef sourced from Australia. 

Niu Dian Beef Noodles
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But the restaurant’s secret to successfully maintaining its Michelin Bib-Gourmand status for three consecutive years now lies in its carefully concocted soup broth. Its strong flavour profile is achieved by combining Taiwanese cow bones with Australian short ribs. Spicy bone marrow oil is added to give the soup an extra dose of spice. 

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You can look forward to slurping down the classic offerings on the menu including the Premium Braised Combination Beef Noodles (S$28.90) and Spicy Pepper Combination Specialty Beef Noodles (S$19.90)

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The crowd favourite is the Combination Specialty Beef Noodles (S$19.90) which comes served with a variety of beef parts such as boneless beef rib fingers, golden coin, tripe, and tendon. Diners can also add on an order of refreshing sides like cold cucumber (S$3.90), cold century egg tofu with bonito flakes (S$5.90), cold king oyster mushroom (S$4.90), and kimchi (S$4.90), among others.  

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But of course, is it really Taiwanese fare if you don’t order at least one cup of bubble tea? Good news for all bubble tea fanatics, as the restaurant also has a selection of bubble tea on their menu under local bubble tea brand Palace Tea. 

Wash down your beef noodles with a soothing cup of Milk Tea or go for a refreshing Lime & Sour Plum Green Tea with Aiyu Jelly to keep the food coma at bay. 

Fans of Show Lo should run down and grab themselves a bowl now as the beef noodles are endorsed by the Mandopop idol himself. During a recent visit to Singapore, the singer confessed that he once ate over 6 bowls of the restaurant’s beef noodles in one seating. That’s how good these Michelin-recommended noods are.

Niu Dian Beef Noodles
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