It's A Noodle Bar was supposed to have opened last December, using an entirely different name (Canoodling). After constant postponements, the restaurant is finally up and running this week, located beside its sister outlet, For Goodness Sake.
Naturally, this place specializes in noodles, with 10 recipes ranging from Assam Laksa and Dry Pan Mee to Dan Dan Mien and Braised Beef Brisket Noodles.
Indonesian Baba Noodles, with chicken, potatoes & eggplant in curry. A big, hearty bowl, though the curry tasted too much like the watery ones that come with roti canai.
Fish Fillet "VerMIcelli," with beehoon & snapper fish in soybean soup. A fascinating twist compared to the typical fish noodles, with the soybean providing a healthier flavour.
"Golden sauce" noodles, featuring "lai fun" with ikan kembung, pineapple, cucumber & keropok. A wide mix of tastes and textures in a mildly spicy and sour sauce.
Man cannot live on noodles alone, so It's A Noodle Bar also provides light bites and salads. Their starter of fresh raw salmon with crunchy onions, cucumber, pomegranate & pineapple relish was a creatively concocted, well-presented platter.
Cold, refreshing "tong sui," comprising snow fungus, gingko & hard-boiled egg.
Two types of shochu: Kaikouzu (sweet potato) & Ko-tamba (chestnut).