Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jia Xiang Kuching Kolo Mee @ Vivocity

I've read quite a bit about this Kolo Mee in the news and was eager to try this outlet once it had opened. The flyer that they handed to me proudly proclaimed that the noodles and ingredients were "air-flown fresh from Sarawak, Kuching!"

There were no queues at all when I went there during lunch today. Perhaps due to a glut of eateries in this megamall, or perhaps it was an ominous sign.

I ordered their specialty Kolo Mee No. 1 (with wanton, prawns, char siew, minced meat and abalone) for S$8.90.

The 3 slices of abalone didn't taste like abalone, more like some kind of bland shellfish. It didn't have the right texture or taste. The prawns were artificially crunchy, because of the excessive amount of bicarbonate added to it. The over-hyped noodles tasted much like instant noodles, and weren't that" springy" or "QQ" as they had claimed.

Oh well, at least it was a quick lunch.

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