my good dentist friend invited us to watch “oral humour – the show with bite”, a faculty fundraising put up by some dentist practitioners & professionals at the esplanade concert hall.
we met earlier at 5.45pm & my dentist friend bought kolo mee at jia xiang kuching.
place was renovated. i have maybe visited once >>10yrs ago. i recalled small shop with those four-legged wooden stools?? not really sure now..
we ordered 4 bowls of signature (S$9.90) & 2 bowls of jiaxiang (S$7.90).
only difference i can tell is 2 fried wanton & few pieces of shellfish in the soup. maybe there was more char siew & minced pork? couldn’t tell…anyway S$7.90 good enough for me, and we can always order & share a plate of fried wantons.
we ordered a large fried wanton(S$7.90), & 5 aloe vera drinks (S$2.90).
quite worthwhile to order the large fried wanton to share. no need the signature bowl.
the fried shallots & crispy lard (lar pok) quite good to add to the noodles. but the best was the chilli.
really shiok chilli, spicy not overly & very tasty, and the noodles were excellent, qq & stringy.
friends were asking me….
my helper already made excellent “gonelohmee”, almost as good i would say, more ingredients of course as home made, no char siew.
but i guess the kolo mee & chilli at jiaxiang sarawak kuching still better la…
soup was average, i would say below par actually. it was not tasty just ordinary soup.
my dentist friend paid S$77.80 for 6. i did enjoy the noodles very much. for me, it’s the chilli that trumps others all.
it was an expensive bowl of noodles though, not sure i would be back much if at all. once in a long while probably.
while different, the S$5 ah hoe mee pok appeals to me more, very tasty noodles, a lot of ingredients & tasty soup.
but i reserve my best bowl of very tasty wanton mee at kok kee, not so cheap also at S$4.50 for small…
my dentist friend was doing his duty for his alumni & dentist students, so he was offered the esplanade box. another friend commented first time he sitting there…same for me too..
i had been inside the esplanade concert hall a few times. i not much of avid concert goer.
many visiting artiste have commented that singapore has one of the best concert halls, both design & acoustics.
it really is.
several practicing dentists performed this evening, together with professionals like hossan leong, koh chien mung etc. yeo yan yann put up a good show, broadway beng sebastian tan is good if closeted by one category of jokes as always, and his part seems unconnected with the whole show.
for me the best performer the evening was rani singam, her excellent rendition of “fillings (aka feelings)” & other songs with humourous lyrics.
it was a wonderful evening. my daughter also attended with her group of friends.