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LeNu [樂牛] @ Bugis Junction, Singapore

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Opened by the Paradise Group, LeNu [樂牛] is promoted as the first Taiwanese Beef Noodles in Singapore. The Taiwanese Beef Noodles is an iconic symbol of Taiwan's food culture  since the 1960s. The braised beef noodles is an affordable gastronomic street food commonly sold at open air food stalls and small eateries along the bustling streets of Taiwan.

LeNu [樂牛], literally means "Happy Cow", promises true goodness and happiness of what a bowl of authentic Taiwan braised beef noodles should be. LeNu [樂牛] Taiwan Beef Noodle Bar preserves the years of hard work and skills put in by the culinary masters of Taiwan in this simple, yet remarkable dish. Quintessentially from choosing the right cut of beef, achieving the right fire and finding the best ingredients for the heavenly broth, the chefs seek perfection in every single detail of this dish.


Highly recommended by a friend, we went to the outlet at Bugis Junction. Located at the basement floor, the restaurant was prominently located that diners did not encounter difficulty finding it. At LeNu [樂牛], diners can "customise" their noodle dish according to their personal preferences. 
  1. Select the type of broth you like -
  2. Choose the noodles of your liking - handmade flat noodles (aka mee pok), handmade thin noodles (aka mee kia), translucent noodles
  3. (Optional) Pick the appetisers of your choosing from fridge. 
I ordered Braised Fresh Beef Noodles with three side dishes and a can of Taiwanese soy bean drink. 


The braised fresh beef noodles [鲜牛面], though simple, was remarkably delicious. The fresh premium well-marbled beef slices were cooked to perfection that were moist and tender at the same time. The handmade noodles were exceptionally chewy in texture that were absolutely enjoyable. Using high quality ingredients, the bowl of authentic braised beef broth was sweet to taste and the essence of the broth moved diners to tears. The diced pickled vegetables in the broth gave the added boost to the entire noodle dish, offering a multi-sensory dining experience. The rich beef aroma, together with the chewy flat noodles, juicy beef dishes and pickled vegetables, was unforgettable. I will definitely want to have more. Priced at SGD9.90, this is definitely affordable. (Food rating: 4/5)


Priced at SGD2.80, diners can pick appetisers from the cooler to complement the scrumptious beef noodle dish. 


Appetiser #1 - Pickled cucumber strips with chopped garlic were a great choice. Crunchy in texture, this side dish was also cool and flavourful. The mild vignette was sweet. (Food rating: 3/5)


Appetiser #2 - Kimchi cucumbers were extremely crunchy and salty. The kimchi tasted limb and the red peppers lacked spiciness. I must say that this dish is unforgettably salty. (Food rating: 2/5)


Appetiser #3 - Braised Tofu cubes were heavenly. The firm tofu cubes soaked in savoury dark soy sauce had a nice and subtle fragrance that you cannot stop putting into your mouth until they were gone. A great side dish before the entree. (Food rating: 3.5/5)


The MIT (made in Taiwan) soybean drink was a little different from the usual ones we had in Singapore. Texturally, the beverage was coarse as if they were mixed in powder. There was a nice roasted aroma as if the beans were roasted before they were grounded. Nice rich beverage. (Food rating: 3.5/5)



Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street #B1-22, Singapore 188021
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5
Recommended dishes: handmade flat noodles, fresh beef noodle soup, braised tofu cubes
Ambience: The restaurant was cosy and neat, giving diners a great place to meet friends for meals. 
Service: The staff were friendly and ready to give any recommendations if diners are not sure. 

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