When you think of white beehoon in Singapore, you probably think of White Restaurant, which used to be called Sembawang White Beehoon. We used to go to their outlet on Jalan Tampang in Sembawang because it is very close to Sembawang Shopping Centre. Whenever we went shopping there, we would stop by for some white beehoon. But now that they have rebranded to White Restaurant and have more outlets in Singapore, we don’t have to travel all the way to Sembawang to enjoy their signature dish.
In addition to the Sembawang branch, White Restaurant has branches in various locations such as Jewel Changi Airport, IMM, Suntec City, Sun Plaza, Waterway Point, VivoCity and Tampines Mall. They even have a stall in the Urban Hawker food court in New York, USA! Uniquely Singapore 😉
Besides their famous white beehoon, White Restaurant also serves other popular zichar dishes such as hor fun, sambal lala, salted egg sotong, cereal prawns and many more. You can find their full menu by clicking here.
Recently, we visited White Restaurant at Waterway Point and ordered the following dishes:
The Original White Beehoon Small – $7.90
At first glance, this might seem like an ordinary plate of beehoon with seafood. But once you taste it, you’ll realise it’s truly exceptional. This White Beehoon is the rice vermicelli version of our local Hokkien mee. The highlight of this dish is the broth, which is simmered for over 8 hours every day. The broth has a rich and sweet seafood and chicken flavour, and you can even taste the fragrance of pork lard. The beehoon soaks up all the essence of the broth, making every bite packed with flavour. The prawns and squid are fresh and crunchy. I highly recommend squeezing some calamansi over the beehoon, giving it a good mix before eating it as the juice provides a refreshing taste and enhances the overall flavour.
XO Twin Scallop Fried Rice Small – $9.90
Once again, a seemingly ordinary dish but it surprised me with its flavour. It’s so full of wok hei. I really enjoyed the texture of the rice grains – firm and chewy – and it was fried perfectly, without any clumps. The dish included fresh bay scallops, as well as dried scallops that added a nice texture. The XO sauce added a bit of spice and gave an extra kick to the dish.
Claypot Beancurd – $14.80
Claypot beancurd is one of those dishes that I always order whenever I have a zichar meal. I like this dish because there’s so much variety in one claypot, with a good mix of different ingredients like vegetables and meat. I appreciate that the sauce isn’t too salty or starchy. The dish also includes thick chunks of siu yok (roasted pork), which are delicious. The prawns are fresh and crunchy, and the fried yam is soft and fluffy.
Yam Ring with Dried Curry Chicken – $16.80
Yam rings are typically served with chicken or seafood, and vegetables stir-fried with oyster sauce, so this dish was something new for me. The yam was fried beautifully, with a crispy exterior and a soft, moist, and fluffy interior.
The curry sauce was thick, creamy, and aromatic, but unfortunately, the chicken meat tasted old and dry, which was a bit disappointing. Despite that, it was still a great combination to eat the yam ring with curry.
White Restaurant’s signature White Beehoon has always been consistently good which is something I really appreciate. We all know, it can be challenging for food establishments to maintain the same standards after expanding to more than one outlet. I will definitely continue to patronise White Restaurant for their White Beehoon and try out more of their other dishes next time. Pictures on their menu look mouth-watering, lol! 😉