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Hock Lam Beef Noodles

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Chinatown
Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 9290
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Commercialised Old Establishment

This is the place to try out the original beef noodle. The place, despite its modern look is located exactly at the same spot when it was opened 'reportedly' a century ago. But it is now fully commercialized. You order your dishes according to pre-determined menu: brisket, tenderloins, intestines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very exotic taste of the broth, more like a stew with herbs, soft beef served with either thick or flat noodles. Along comes either chicken nuggets or coleslaw latter being the healthier choice indeed. For those who like chilli, chilli dip is given separately and get to choose either lemon juice or lime barley drink. They have variation in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the place to try out the original beef noodle. The place, despite its modern look is located exactly at the same spot when it was opened 'reportedly' a century ago. But it is now fully commercialized. You order your dishes according to pre-determined menu: brisket, tenderloins, intestines or just beef balls. Even the drinks come pre-packaged. But no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The beef noodle standard still there. If one like Vietnamese pho, one will like hock lam beef whose herbal broth/soup is more tasty than pho soup. Several herbs are used to make the broth/soup. Hand sliced beef is tender and tasty. I went to outlet at Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC). The chilli sauce is well paired with the beef. Inexpensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a legendary shop that was my father's favourite lunch meal since the 1970s. The quality is just as superb, with fragrant herbal spices that are perfect in the gravy and soup. I had the pure tendon kway teow noodles, "specially for beef noodle connoisseurs" as stated in the menu. The tendon was soft and tasty, rich in collagen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Tried their new outlet at Ion Orchard on Boxing Day. The lady boss, daughter of the founder, was there, cooking a storm in the kitchen! Talk about dedication! Taste wise, my bowl of beef noodles (in sauce, beef only) was good, the taste I grew up with. But the accompanying bowl of broth was too salty. Portion wise, everything seems... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

the best way to describe it is herbal pho. the broth is rich with herbs which gives it a dark hue. you can choose the type of toppings/beef you will have and an option to choose the noodles as well. it's filling perfect for a grumbling tummy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food quality dropped a little but perhaps they could raise the value of the product, instead of raising the prices. It's a shame it's no longer as affordable to dine there as often as I want to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

location - easy parking @ far east square premise - slightly hot due to open air environment. do not attempt to go unless early, it is always full! the branch at ARC (Alexandra Retail Mall) is the same unless on weekends staff - helpful and willing price - expensive but worth it previously when you could have your own take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Nested in the CBD of Singapore, Hock Lam beef noodle is one of the must try in this island city. This beef noodle has a long history and now is run by the 3rd generation of the family. My favourite is the dry version of the noodle, that comes with thick gravy. I wasn't a beef lover before, after trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went here during lunch time, and getting a table was still easy though (just right after 12nn). Tasty clear broth, true beef taste..that's it!

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Address: 22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6220 9290
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Soups, Singaporean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Soups, Singaporean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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