Sar Po Mian
So I have decided that I would add on a new series of food reviews called Bo Ho Jiak. Singapore may be a food paradise but not every stall serves heavenly food. Some places just serve food that really cannot make it.
Bo Ho Jiak will really be recommendations by friends who tell me that this is a must try or that is a must try and I, being the perennial foodie, would actually take time and effort to try the dish and then realise to my dismay that it is only so-so and nothing much to rave about. The phrase Bo Ho Jiak simply means “not nice to eat”. So the recommendation here is not to eat the dish.
Anyway, so my friend told me that this place serves really nice Sar Po Mian which in essence means “claypot noodles”. She dropped a few trustworthy names and I am sold. I am always a sucker for these recommendations especially when they say “so and so likes it” or “so and so swears by it”..
So I decided to give it a try. After ordering it and in just one taste I knew that I have wasted my $5. I can’t really find the words to describe this. But it was so not worth the $5. In fact my other friend who ordered a $4 version which didn’t have the physical claypot told me that it was the same Noodles as the Claypot version. What a rip off.
Does it look nice? Of course it does, but is it nice? Nope. No standard.