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May 30, 2008 07:30 PM

Best Singapore vermicelli in Halifax?

Sortof a strange question, but I was wondering if anyone here has had any outstanding experiences with Singapore vermicelli in Halifax? I'm hosting my own wedding banquet this summer in Halifax and Singapore vermicelli would fit perfectly as a Chinese-fare addon to a summer-BBQ menu. I was hoping someone here might have had some experience with Singapore vermicelli in Halifax to save me from having to go out and try it at every restaurant (I've heard decent stuff about North Sea Restaurant, Zen Cuisine, and Great Wall but have never tried their singapore vermicelli to date)... Thanks!

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  1. The only one I have ever had is from Zen and while I quite like it, since I have nothing to compare it against I have no idea if theirs is the way it should be. There are always two negative notes I detect when I have it, even though like it: it sometimes seems a bit oily, yet there is also a texture to the surface that comes across as almost powdery somehow. I suspect the very best versions do not exhibit these flaws.

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    1. re: Greg B

      Thanks for the reply. Yes, I agree - many of the noodle dishes I've had at Zen are quite tasty but sometimes come through a bit oily (I havn't had the Singapore Vermicelli though). I think I'll probably have to just order the same dish from three or so of these places and just taste them for myself. I know the owners of Zen so I'll have to ask them to try to cook it with less oil...