Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles... Over the years, we witnessed many traditional hawker start-ups in Singapore ceasing thei...

Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles


Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles...

Over the years, we witnessed many traditional hawker start-ups in Singapore ceasing their operations because nobody in the family was willing to continue running the business. It’s a pity to see all these already established hawkers with a rich and long history, and of course a huge and strong consumer base, not being able to withstand the power and cruelty of time. Running a business in Singapore is really not easy, with so many different things to take into consideration, I can see why the younger generation would rather settle down with a job than landing themselves with so much stress and hardships if they chose to take over their family business.

Mike Loh, owner of Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles, is an exception. Instead of pursuing a career that is related to his Diploma in Sports Science, he chose to take over his family business which has run since 1979. At the age of 24, he encountered so many problems a 24 shouldn’t be facing, or he could have, like anyone of us at this age, enjoyed the freedom of being with friends. His determination and motivation are truly inspiring!

Located in 92 Guillemard Road, about 5-8 minutes’ walk from Mountbatten Mrt station, Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles offers nice, reasonable and authentic Hainan beef noodles as well as some other succulent Zi Char dishes. 

It is actually quite easy to locate the restaurant, just walk from Mountbatten Mrt Station. You can ask the Mrt passenger service if you are still unclear or if not, just use Google Maps.

Mike and his staffs busy cooking in the kitchen. The restaurant was almost full when I was there at 2pm. As you can see, it is not an easy job. 

Look at the amount of orders they have at the docket! There were also many take-away orders!

As I have said earlier, the place was really packed. Mike also mentioned that even though they are barely 4 months old, they have already gained some regulars in the restaurant. He emphasized the importance of having good service, which is very prominent in the friendly interaction the staffs have with the customers. Mike also wished to create a homely environment for his customers. 

 There are 4 different types of beef noodles for you to choose from.
1) Sliced Beef Vermicelli (Dry/Soup): $6
2) Mixed Beef Vermicelli (Dry/Soup): $8
3) Mixed Beef Vermicelli with Tendon (Dry/Soup): $10
4) Beef tendon Vermicelli (Dry/Soup): $10
I got the Dry Sliced Beef Vermicelli because I'm not a fan of beef tendons!

The noodles were very springy! The sauce was not too starchy and you need to sprinkle some peanuts into the noodles because it was so good! I could lick the entire bowl clean if Mike wasn't there. The soup was really tasty! I could taste the essence of the different types of herbs and spices they used in the broth. Very impressive!

They were also very generous in the portion of beef they give. They were tender, juicy and huge. Mike mentioned that the beef they used were from New Zealand and he frequently visits the market with his staffs to get fresh ingredients for his restaurant. 

One thing that they could have perhaps improve on would be the Suan Cai or traditional Chinese Pickled Chinese Cabbage. I thought it wasn't well-marinated because there wasn't much flavours to the Suan Cai, not suan at all and it was not crunchy.

Thank you Mike for inviting me to your restaurant! I had a very satisfying lunch that day and I really learnt a lot from your stories and experiences! Continue to strive hard and work towards your dream! Hurry and bring your families and friends for some delicious beef noodles. It's also a great place for supper since they are open till 3am.

Nearest Mrt Station: Mountbatten Mrt Station
Location: 92 Guillemard Road
What To Order: Beef Noodles
Restaurant Ratings: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Contact: 6348 1708
Additional Info: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-3am (Closed on the last Monday of each month)

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)

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