If you’re studying or working near the Bras Basah Bugis area, chances are you would have noticed your colleagues or classmates trying out a new eatery that prides itself on serving up fast food without sacrificing on healthiness.
Quirkily named Noo-Box, the cosy diner which only opened mid March this year is already attracting regular customers who come back time and again because of the fuss-free approach to healthy eating. We popped by this new gem along Burlington Street a couple days ago, and here’s what we thought.
The concept is simple: cold noodle meets a myriad of toppings and dressings. Think customised salads meets yong tau foo with a western slant. With prices starting starting from $5.80, be prepared to rethink the connection between fast, healthy, and affordable food. Without further ado, here are the three steps to customise your meal at Noo-Box:
If, like us, you’re a little lazy to customise, hit up any one of their four chef recommendations. The Fusilli and Fruity Lemon meal topped with chicken breast, crunchy capsicums, and potato dices is a personal favourite. The homemade fruity lemon sauce is zesty without being cloyingly sour, and might be one of the most moreish sauces I have ever tried. Appetising and highly recommended. Do remember to mix thoroughly for optimal shiokness!
The Spice Sauce and Angel Hair meal also manages to justify its place on the Chef’s Recommendation menu. The spice sauce is a bit of a misnomer though, as it wasn’t actually really spicy per se — it’s more sweet spicy than spicy. The succulent, finely sliced pork are nicely suffused with the sauce, and I liked how the cucumber and spicy beansprouts added a lot of crunch to the whole dish.
The humble and tiny interior of the store belies the big dreams Noo-Box has of providing healthy and affordable food for its customers — a bulk of which are students nearby hopping out to dabao lunch before heading back to school for classes or projects. With the honest selection of homemade ingredients and an emphasis on healthier food options, we’re pretty sure that this Noo kid on the Box will continue to draw in more customers in the months and years to come.
175 Bencoolen Street #01-56
Mondays to Fridays: 10:30am – 8:00pm
Sundays: 10:30am – 2:30pm
EZi Wallet will be available at Noo-Box soon. Check them out then with our app and enjoy the discounts!