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