#TeamTipsThursday: 5 best hawker stalls for beef noodles in Singapore

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Chinatown Beef Noodle
Food Republic @ Parkway Parade

Nothing is quite as satisfying as a thick broth and a generous helping of tender meat for this dish, and this stall has it just right. The noodles are also just al dente, and comes with slices of salted vegetables to cut through the meatiness of the beef. – Lim Tsiao Hui, deputy editor

Zheng Yi Hainanese Beef Noodles
Kin Seng Coffeeshop, 47 Tai Thong Crescent

While beef is typically the star of beef noodles, I like the ones from Zheng Yi because of the noodles. They are cooked perfectly, al dente, and when mixed with the meaty and rich sauce for the dry version, is heaven in every bite. The sauce is sticky enough so it coats the noodles well. The meat is tender for both cuts, whether lean or bigger chunks. The preserved vegetables topping and the zesty chilli sauce pair really well with the dish. – Diane Ng, graphic designer

Geylang Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow
237 Geylang Lorong 9

This is the famed beef hor fan everyone tries when they visit Geylang and it’s still one of my favourites when it comes to beef noodles. After so many years, the taste – an addictive wok hei (smoky) flavour – is still there. The beef slices are pretty small, but they still have enough bite for a satisfying meal. The spot gets really crowded during weekends, and you can’t always find parking, but they open till really late at night – till 2.30am! – so you can always come later. – Mia Chenyze, consumer and lifestyle writer

Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles
#01-89, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road

There are a lot of good eats at Golden Mile Food Centre, but I’m always frequenting this beef noodles stall because the gravy is really good. Go for the dry one, as the gravy is really smooth. The flavours are not strong, but it’s tasty. Beef is tender and they offer a good portion for the price. Noodles are topped with preserved vegetables and grated peanuts for an extra crunch. – Manfred Tham, writer

Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles
#01-06, 22 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh

Once you’ve tasted this, you probably wouldn’t want to have beef noodles anywhere else! I love the dry version compared to the soup variety, because the braised gravy is incredibly tasty—it’s very thick and bursting with the flavours of spice, making for a very satisfying meal. The dry version comes with a small bowl of very sweet soup too. The beef is tender and there’s no stench. If you are adventurous, I would recommend ordering the mixed beef which has beef stomach in it. The soup version, while good, is not as flavorsome. – Ho Pei Ying, consumer and lifestyle writer