Make sure you put your name down on the waiting list (which can move quite quickly despite the maximum 2-hr time limit per seating) when you arrive. You will be asked whether you are okay with bar seating or if you need a table, at the time you put your name down and again when seating becomes available.
Tan Tan Men ($10.25) 8oz spicy sesame & peanut flavour pork bone broth with thin noodle
- Thin noodle looks like the type you get in a packet of instant noodles. And there's a LOT of it. Quite a bit of diced pork as well.
- Overall, a heavy and filling meal for just $10.25 and you may want to consider not ordering a drink in case you can't finish it all.
- Tasty and peanutty but not spicy enough for me. There are condiments at the table to add more heat (or garlic!).
- Good and tasty but I think Kingyo's Tan Tan Noodles still edges out and is a bit cheaper too (but isn't peanutty, if that is the predominant flavour you want).
- Reminds me of steak tartare but totally not the same in taste.
- Served cold and totally worth a try as it's tasty. But pricey.
- Our server couldn't explain "ivory shell" but it turns out they are a type of sea snail. Quite firm and more crunchy than chewy but not hard to eat at all.
- Overall, a cheap way to try an interesting food. Quite a good amount of snail as well.
- Other than the novelty, give this a pass. You mostly taste the kimchi anyway unless you carefully isolate the snail, which isn't that tasty on its own.