Go Noodle House 有间面馆 Best Noodle in the World
Imagine being invited to eat a piping hot bowl of the Best Noodle in the World!
Known as the San Xian Tang Mi Xian (三鲜汤米線) this silky smooth noodles is simply delicious.
GO Noodle House is the haven for legendary Chinese Imperial Noodles (三鲜麵). Famed for being a Chinese Emperor’s favorite noodle, this restaurant is a popular lunch spot for office workers. The strong aroma of Chinese wine is nicely fragrant for this light soupy lunch.
A popular noodle restaurant with an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, this noodle house has numerous outlets in Malls. Good quality, wallet-friendly price, and a good large serve are the plus points drawing in customers daily.
I couldn’t agree more when we reach the Qing Dynasty era theme restaurant in the Starling Mall just before lunchtime. Yes, this is one of those times that I try an outlet with a presence in Penang, out of state.
Qing Dynasty Theme
The restaurant is simple with Chinese style wooden tables and stools. There are open cabinets for the Chinese cooking wine on prominent display. These are the only decorations in the restaurant. The customer can enhance the flavor and fragrance of the soup by adding an extra spoonful or two of Chinese Wine bottle which they can purchase from the restaurant.
Go Noodle House offers free storage for unfinished three-year-aged and the five-year-aged bottle of Chinese Wine for future visits. The wine bottles are sealed with the customers’ name for safe storage.
Why is the soup so flavourful?
If you’re wondering why the soup base is so fragrant, it’s simple. The restaurant uses yellow wine (non-halal) to enhance the fish-based soup’s flavor.
Yellow Rice Wine (花雕酒)
Some customers may prefer the stronger flavor of the wine for an extra kick. GO Noodle House offers 4 types of vintage Yellow Rice Wine according to the years of brewing. The older the vintage, the more concentrated and intense are the flavors.
The 3-year and 5-year wines are suitable for cooking. The older vintages, 10-year, and 30-year can be enjoyed with your meal or on its own with some titbits.
Best Noodle in The World (天下第一麵)
Fish frens Steph and Jeannie recommended this legendary imperial noodles originating from ancient China. The Kang Xi Emperor’s favorite, the legendary San Xian Tang Mi Xian (三鲜汤米線) is dubbed as the Best Noodle in The World (天下第一麵).
I tasted the Yunnan-style Mixian rice noodles. It was smooth, light, slurpy and delicious without being too hard, soft or al-dente quite chewy, which is good!
Imported from China, the Mi Xian (米線) is silky smooth. Best of all it does not go flabby or softens after the soup cools down. The texture of the slurp-worthy strands is just perfect. It is soft enough and easy to digest. We saw many seniors and young children having a meal here.
GO Noodle House Menu
Signature Clear Soup
Famous for its signature clear superior broth, this fish-based soup is cooked for several hours to bring out the natural sweetness.
The steaming bowls of slurpy noodles are finished with fragrant Chinese Wine. The garnishing is chopped cilantro and spring onions. Surprisingly even without the customary garlic oil that Malaysians are used to, the soup tasted clear and sweet.
There are noodles and there ARE Best Noodles in The World!
Lots of Possibilities to Craft a Personal Bowl
First, choose your noodles. We opted for the Signature Yunnan-style Mixian Rice Noodles.
There is a choice of Superior or Spicy soup. Each bowl of noodles comes with one type of topping. Additional toppings of optional ingredients include pork belly, beef slices, clams, scallops, ‘song fish’ belly, squid balls, fresh prawns, bitter gourd or spinach.
The bowls are big and some restraint is needed or else it’s easy to over order. Steph and Jeannie confessed to going overboard and overindulging when Go Noodle House first opened. They ordered a large bowl of extra ingredients each and struggled to finish.
From the a la carte menu, you can even order big bowls of broth without noodles. Just add in fleshy chunks of grouper head and belly if you like fresh fish for lunch. You could even order a meaty frog for a clear distinct sweetness to the soup.
You’re the BOSS of your Noodle Soup.
What we ordered
We ordered two bowls of *No. 1 Bestseller* Superior Soup Bursting Meat Ball (三鲜汤浆爆丸) it was sufficient for three of us girls to share.
The bursting pork balls are noteworthy. The meat is bouncy and the minced pork filling is juicy and flavourful. We finished our shared bowl happily and vowed to return for more.
For starters, we order a Crispy Bean Curd Skin to munch on. We also love the hot herbal tea which has a nice flavor.
Cautionary notes: Beware of the heat-inducing home-made Chili Paste which is dangerously addictive. SmartDory took a step back and just dipped in soy sauce. The experience of Vietnamese chili and pepper is a good restrainer.
GO Noodle House is so popular that the queue is at least 30minutes long during weekday lunchtime. Its popularity is best summed up in three words. Fresh ingredients. Good taste and good value for money. If you haven’t tried you may want to find out for yourself.
Overall this is an exceptionally popular and casual noodle outlet that has a long queue line that is worth the wait.
In case you’re wondering, the confirmation is GO Noodle House is non-halal certified. The restaurant serves pork and alcohol in the soup.
After this review, I have dined at the Penang branch several times. The restaurant is strategically located in Gurney Plaza (7th floor/ opposite SenQ).
GO Noodle House| B-018, Level B1, The Starling, Uptown Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Daily 10.00AM to 10.00PM