I remember walking past this stall when it first opened and there were trains of people queuing throughout the day. It was only much later that I read a report that one of the Master Chef Singapore finalist actually opened the stall which explains the crazy queue of foodies trying to get a piece of the action.
Months has since past and I chanced upon a day when the queue for the stall was very short so I decided to join the queue and get a bowl to try. I was 2nd in the queue and it took close to 8 mins to get my noodles.
The stall has a nostalgic feel about it using mostly wooden furnishings to mimic an old fashion noodle stall found in the 60s. The additional oil lamp added to the old school feel the owners wanted to achieve. On the side, there is also a lightbox highlighting some of the media reports of the owner Aaron Wong.
Unfortunately, while I was there Aaron was not at the stall so my noodles was cooked by his staff. The staff was very efficient in taking my orders and very friendly as well
The basic bowl of noodles is sold at SGD 3.50 while they also have add on versions with pork slices at SGD 4, with pork slices and pork ball at SGD 4.50 and lastly with pork slices, pork ball and prawn balls at SGD 5. You can also separately add additional pork balls for SGD 0.50 each and prawn balls for SGD 1 each. For the noodles, you can choose between mee hoon kway which is hand torn irregular shaped noodles or flat mid size noodles like Fettuccine.
The noodles were packed in environmentally friendly paper bowls instead of the usual plastic ones. The serving is also quite decent for the price. The soup was packed separately so that the noodles does not turn soggy. I ordered both the ban mian and the mee hoon kway version.
Taking a closer look, the basic bowl has minced pork, anchovies as well as vegetables
The mee hoon kway which is the irregular shaped noodles has a good size to fit into 1 bite and has a good chewy texture. The noodles were cooked well so there is no flour taste which can be found in some other handmade noodles stall.
The pork ball is quite huge and is freshly made and not the frozen kind. I bought the SGD 5 version and there was only 1 pork ball. The meat of the ball was tender and juicy enough
There is also only 1 prawn ball which is also good in terms of size and has a very good bouncy and springy texture which means the prawns used to make the balls are fresh. The soup is very light and refreshing but personally I found it too bland.
The chilli is pretty general with a slight tangy flavour but I felt that it was missing the kick
Overall, the noodles served at Jiak Song is pretty decent and I would not mind queuing if the wait is not too long. They have done well in terms of making the soup base but the soup is not the best I have tried. If you like a lighter version of the ban mian, you would probably love Jiak Song’s version.
Address: 11 Telok Blangah Cres, #01-108, Singapore 090011
Operating hours: 9 am to 2pm ( closed on Mon)