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Oct 18, 2009 08:37 PM

The Finest Singapore Chow Fun in NYC

is without question to be found at non other than long time Manhattan Cantonese stalwart Great NY Noodletown. The Cantonese artists in the kitchen produce a truly memorable rendition of this comfort food classic, in a hearty portion for only $6.75.

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  1. Wow, what a great dish, thanks for the tip. I had it today and it was enough for two people,along with four ribs. It had shrimp, chicken, roast pork, green pepper,scallion and some other things I didn't recognise and it was delicious. The noodles were "well done" with some char on them.The curry was hot and gave it a nice kick, a little to much for fellow Chowhound Russiangirl. I have been going to GNYNT for twenty years and as much as I love the roast meat(particularly the baby pig) and salt baked items this dish was a revelation.

    1. While good I think that the Singapore chow mei fun @ New Malaysia in the tunnel between canal and pell street. You can even order it in varied degrees of spicyness.

      New Malaysia
      48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

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      1. re: fayyeeyee

        You raise an interesting issue--is the OP talking chow mei fun (thin rice noodle) or chow fun (thick rice noodle). You'll see Singapore mei fun probably 10 times for each time you see Singapore chow fun, but in my opinion the latter is a much tastier dish.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          Just thinking about NY Noodletown's singapore chow fun puts a big dumb grin on my face. As noted above, it is an entirely different affair than your standard chow mei fun with thin rice noodles. The sweet roast pork stands up really nicely against the charred curry-laden noodles. Each bite seems to offer a different lineup of rolling flavors (the calimari and green peppers are also standouts in my mind). And yes, the portion is huge. When it comes to superlative wide rice noodles, I can't think of a better preparation in Manhattan - although I'll concede Rhong Tiam's drunken noodles come awfully close. Are there any other wide-noodle dishes out there that people are swooning over?

          1. re: CalJack

            The thin rice noodle just doesn't do it for me and chow fun has always been a favorite item. Hence, one of my favorite asian noodles in one of my favorite preparations equals true "deliciousness". My number one asian noodle dish for many years now is Srip's drunken noodle with sliced chicken, but that is a discussion for another board.

            1. re: stuartlafonda

              I guess I'll have to go back there again. We had a really awful-disappointing meal there several months ago, first time that happened, and vowed never to return. I mean EVERY dish was bad.
              Maybe bad day in the kitchen.

              1. re: Stuartmc910

                Which place are you talking about? Several are mentioned in this sub-thread, so it's hard to be sure.

      2. I just hit this for lunch today based on your recommendation, and all I can say is thank you!! It was the best singapore noodles I've had by miles--great, strong curry with lots of good meat and veggies--and some of the best pan fried noodles I've had of any variety--not greasy at all (although you can tell they don't skimp on the oil in the cooking, given how hard the large portion landed--it's just that they didn't use more than the noodles could absorb). Thanks for the review!

        1. awesome post of the month for making me hungry!!!!

          1. I tried the Singapore Chow Fun noodles at NY Noodletown based on advice from this thread, but I thought they were only OK. I was expecting more curry flavor; they were a little bland. I'll give the ones at New Malaysia a shot.

            On the other hand, the sauteed pea shoots with garlic at Noodletown were great (the best thing we ordered at our recent meal).