Where to Eat Wanton Noodles and Draw on Tables Legally15 August, 2009
Have you ever felt like leaving a “I was here” mark on tables/chairs of eateries/restaurants/cafes you visited in Singapore without being caught and caned for vandalism? Now you can! Simply visit the Graffiti Cafe located in Far East Plaza (one of Singapore teenagers’ favorite shopping haunts) Annex Level 1.
There is an awkward mismatch between what this cafe sold – Pontian Wanton Noodles (traditional looking) and cafe design – graffiti wall murals (modern hip-hop looking). Perhaps more to cater to the young crowd shopping in Far East Plaza. 🙂
This cafe sells only Pontian Wanton Noodles ($3.50 per bowl) and different flavored drinks (fruit juice, milo, coke etc.). The wanton noodles was quite good with a good mix of ingredients – fried wanton, normal wanton in soup, char siew and vegetables. When you order, they will ask for your preference of the noodle sauce:
A) Tomato sauce without chili; or
B) Only chili sauce; or
C) Black sauce with chili (Try this one if you are ok with chili)
This cafe is perhaps the same graffiti-themed cafe that was also selling Wanton Noodles at Heeren before being moved out due to building revamp.
Note the various graffiti on the walls and tables (more in pictures below). Interestingly, there were a lot of expressions of love for a Taiwanese celebrity Luo Zhi Xiang (罗志祥). If you want to draw on the tables/chairs, make sure you bring the right equipment.
It is just not possible to draw on such laminated surfaces (tables/chairs) with just a pen. You will need a marker, preferably permanent whiteboard markers. See as I struggle to carve my PassportChop.com marking onto the table.
In the end, I have to resort to Photoshop to showcase my blog name 🙂
We rate Graffiti Cafe Pontian Wanton Noodles @ Far East Plaza
- Food (ok): 3.5/5
- Ambiance (interesting graffiti walls + you get to leave your mark here): 4/5
- Service (service fast): 3.5/5
- Location (easy 8-minute walk from Orchard MRT to Far East Plaza ): 3.5/5
- Value (reasonable for a filling meal in city centre): 3.5/5
Liane YoungBlogger15 August, 2009 at 9:55 am
Amazing. The things entrepreneurs do nowadays. Lol. I’ve always been fascinated by Singapore. How long is it from the Philippines? Someday I swear I’m going to visit that place.
The idea of legal graffiti is too tempting 🙂
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Zhiqiang15 August, 2009 at 10:03 am
@Liane YoungBlogger, Singapore is about a 3.5 hours flight time from Philippines. Do pop by Singapore sometime, of course not just for the legal graffiti – this place is also a food paradise 🙂
David Jr15 August, 2009 at 11:23 am
Awesome, Pontian noodles in Orchard Road. This I must try next time I visit. However, I never heard of Pontian Noodles, even for a Malaysian. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the write up.
Walter15 August, 2009 at 9:46 pm
Interesting idea and something which Melbourne is already doing. Street art and graffiti – along with their undesirable relatives tagging – is relative common here and you do get some beautiful inspirational pieces every now and then. I do miss a bowl of good wanton noodles!
Carrie21 August, 2009 at 6:10 pm
I wish I’d found your blog before I went to Singapore! We missed this restaurant while we were there, but we are quite certain that we will be back within the year. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by the other day and commenting on MSW. I’ll be sure to keep you in my RSS reader!
Zhiqiang21 August, 2009 at 11:40 pm
Thanks for dropping by! Do come back to Singapore. There are a lot more parts to Singapore besides the usual tourist attraction. 🙂
Caroline4 September, 2009 at 12:12 am
lets go there next time!! bring big thick marker 2 spam passportchop.com!
Tingyi4 September, 2009 at 9:34 pm
Ok! It’s a deal!
Richard@How To Videos4 May, 2010 at 7:20 am
I too have found a place like this in Melbourne which was fantastic. Next up Singapore. I love this concept!
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BanBan21 June, 2010 at 4:20 pm
I find that it used to taste a lot better than in this Graffti branch.
UgII20 October, 2011 at 5:47 pm
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