[Non-halal] Are you ready for some Biang Biang Noodles?
Biang Biang Noodle Bar restaurant in SS2 serves specialty Biang Biang Noodles that originated in Xi’an China.
So what are Biang Biang noodles? It is essentially a type of wheat flour noodle that’s been hand-pulled into a long, thick, and broad shape and topped with a variety of sauces such as black vinegar, chilies, and peanut sauce.
A popular Shaanxi dish, the noodles are often made into one long, thick noodles and are sometimes referred to as the “belt noodle”.
Fun fact: Biang Biang is also a complex Chinese character in modern usage, with a total of 58 strokes! Thankfully, eating this dish is not as complex.
Biang Biang Noodle Bar in SS2
Opened Dec last year, there are no prizes for guessing what it serves here.
Just like the OGs in Xi’an, the noodles here are hand-pulled and made fresh daily. Biang Biang currently offers six types of noodles: Spicy Cumin Lamb Biang Biang in three different spice levels, Spring Onion Oil Biang Biang, Tomato Egg Biang Biang, Za Jang Biang Biang, Mala Biang Biang, and Sesame Peanut Biang Biang.
The noodle bar also offers side dishes such as Dumplings, Fried Tofu, and Tingling Meatballs.
Biang Biang Noodle Bar – cool cyberpunk space
Before we get to the food – we want to highlight the very cool cyberspace theme of the premise.
The cool neon lights and graffiti art contribute to a cool dine-in experience, and as former ink slingers, we highly appreciate the puns (and not-so-subtle innuendos) on the packaging and in the company’s name.
Spicy Cumin Lamb Biang Biang
The Spicy Cumin Lamb Biang Biang (RM17.90) is the noodle bar’s signature dish.
This dish features signature noodles topped with boneless lamb leg, and lots of cumin seeds, Chinese wine, and spices.
This was good! Although we opted for the “less spicy” option – we could taste the fragrance of the chili oil with lovely sour-savory notes. While the cumin seed taste was quite prominent, it really blended with the other spices, and we liked the hits of grated garlic.
The noodles are served with an egg, bok choy, and lamb as the main protein. The lamb was tender and nicely seasoned.
Nevertheless, the noodles are definitely the highlight – as they had a good chew with a nice “QQ” texture that is similar to pan mee.
Sesame Peanut Biang Biang
The Sesame Peanut Biang Biang (RM16.90) is the other dish that caught our eye – as it was quite similar to a Cold Peanut and Sesame Oil Noodles dish we ate in Taipei previously.
You can choose poached pork or cumin lamb as protein – we opted for the former.
This was quite good as well as the peanut paste was creamy with a good blend of sweetness and nuttiness. Although unseasoned, the poached pork belly slices were really fresh-tasting and went well with the peanut sauce.
However, the sauce did get slightly jelak (cloying) towards the end and we prefer a bit more cucumber for freshness.
Pork Dumplings with Chilli Oil
The Pork Dumplings with Chilli Oil (RM10.90) were pretty delicious although it was slightly burnt.
We enjoyed the juicy filling with a good blend of Mala-like spices.
Overall, we really enjoyed the noodles here at Biang Biang. We’ll return to try the other dishes on the menu.
Biang Biang also offers a good variety of tea such as Osmanthus, Wolf Berry, and Jia Duo Bao.
Biang Biang Noodle Bar
Address: 30, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 012-239 9854
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