I have always been a fan of beef noodles, yet most of the time, I don’t know where I could find them in Singapore, or I find the stalls rather generic at food courts and choose not to try them. When I heard about Blanco Court Traditional Beef Noodles, I thought, hey this sounds pretty legit, and decided to give them a try.
Well.. They are not situated at Blanco court any more, and have since moved to Guillemard Road just beside the old badminton association where G spa and the famous Brawn and Brains are located at. Well, one might just miss Blanco Court’s beef noodles store in the area, given that their neighbors along the stretch were all non-operational.
I was half expecting the store to sport an old fashioned kopitiam look, but NO. They were situated within an air conditioned compound and had a rather spacious interior, much to my delight. What a respite from the sultry weather out there. Paiseh I also forgot to snap pictures of its interior as the hot weather fried my brain.
Very modernized menu as well and their main offerings showcases the star of their store – BEEF. They only have 2 non-beef dishes on their menu ,and that includes the curry chicken and chicken wings set. Opened at 7am daily, they also have their share of traditional breakfast sets.
Beef Noodles ($10 with tendon or the mixed beef option; $6 for the sliced beef only option)
We were recommended the dry beef noodles as it was their signature dish on their menu. As I’m not a fan of beef tendon and its disturbing looking honeycomb shape, I went for the bowl of sliced beef noodles.
Well.. This bowl was able to satisfy my cravings for beef noodles, however it would do better if the entire bowl was more flavorful. The thick broth in this bowl was not as homogeneous as it should be, as the noodles weren’t able to capture the thickness of the broth in the initial bites, and only became more flavorful and slurp worthy towards the end. It also lacked the slight beef fragrance which I prefer in my bowl of beef noodles!
Nonetheless, I though the beef slices were pretty generous and it was really tender. WAY better than a lot of other bowls I’ve had in the past. Now, if only they find a way to make their noodles soak up the goodness of the gravy. The homemade chili was pretty good though, and THAT bowl of soup! YUM.
Hainanese BEEF CURRY brisket ($12)
I liked the idea of having beef brisket in my bowl of curry because I’m not too sure if I am suaku, this was actually the first time I am having beef in my curry, I think. Hmm. The quality of beef parts used at Blanco Court’s Beef Noodles were pretty legit I’d say. No gamey-ish taste, thoroughly cleaned and pretty tender. Mmmmm. Do order a side of toast to soak up all that curry goodness. But it’s spicy leh. I wish the heat could be turned down a little because it kinda robbed the taste from the curry.
Chef’s Special Chicken Wings ($8.80)
This chicken recipe has been handed down by Mike’s dad. Garlic, onion, honey wings. This dish was well.. Homely. I’d have preferred them in drumlets form. Personal preference because I’m lazy. The slight sticky-ness in these wings reminds me a lot of marmite wings. They should really do something like that. I’ll support.
Well.. Blanco Court’s Beef Noodles is not Bib Gourmand’s quality (then again, is that even a legit objective scale?), but it’s definitely one where you can head to on a lazy weekend afternoon for a quick wholesome lunch, or a great place for supper when you’re in the area especially since they are opened till 11pm.
One solid point is that THERE’S AIRCON IN THIS PLACE, and next, I’m glad that the star of the dish – the beef is of quality. There are definitely hits and misses, but I believe that with the receptiveness of Mike in the regards of trying to strike a balance in preserving the traditional recipe to suit the modern tastebuds would definitely pay off in the near future.
Do pop by to try when you’re in the area!
How to get there?
92 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399716
7am to 3pm
6pm to 11pm