176 Orchard Road #01-63/64 Centrepoint, Singapore
Tel: 6235 5778
Mak's Noodles is one of Hong Kong-s famous wanton and dumpling noodles establishments. I absolutely loved my wanton and beef brisket noodles whenever I visit Hong Kong - must travel up to Victoria's Peak for bowls of these delicacies.
Therefore, when Mak's Noodles made its appearance in Singapore, I was excited (albeit saddened that it has replaced my favorite laksa shop). However, due to the long queues, I refrained myself from giving it a try, choosing instead to monitor from the media to ensure that the fad has died, before finally making my way to Mak's.
Decor was nothing commendable - simple and efficient, atypical of casual Chinese dining cafes. The friendly and polite service of all the service staff impressed us though.
Anyway, we got a seat and browsed through the menu. It was created in a very adorable bowl shape, and items comprised mainly of wanton noodles (dry / soup), prawn dumpling noodles (dry / soup), beef brisket noodles, beef tendon noodles etc.
Mon Beau decided to go for the Dry Combination Noodles (SGD$10.00) , made up of a bowl of mixed dumplings soup and plate of dry noodles tossed in oyster sauce.
I chose the Soup Combination Noodles (SGD$8.90) where two different types of dumplingd were tossed into clear broth together with fine noodles.
Verdict? Both dry and soup were good - springy noodles with the right amout of "mouth feel" (aka "kou gan"). The fresh shrimp dumplings were bouncy and sweet whereas the wantons (minced pork dumplings) were succulent. The dumplings were good -sized, and overall taste was light. The only issue is that portion of noodles might be considered too little, especially for males or bigger eaters.
Other than that, we were pleased with our wanton noodles and would definitely like to return for more - perhaps try the beef ones as well.