Sunday, September 5, 2010

Teochew Bakso @ People's Park Cooked Food Centre

I was at Chinatown to change money for my Melbourne trip. After that I walked over to People's Park Cooked Food Centre to grab my lunch. This stall caught my attention with the use of a mixture of Teochew and Malay wordings for their menu such as "Mi Kia Bakso Kering" (thin noodle fishball).

I ordered the $4 Mi Kia Bakso Kering which came with 3 big slices of fishcakes of 2 different type and 5 huge fishballs. The fishballs were fresh, springy and crunchy. Very good indeed. For the fishcakes I find it so so only.

Mi Kia Bakso Kering 4.2/5

Teochew Bakso
People's Park Cooked Food Centre
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (NE Line, DT Line)


  1. Pros

    Fishballs were:
    handmade (most eateries' are factory made?)
    slightly bigger than the usual ones
    consistent in texture and taste
    perhaps less salty than other sources'

    Dish was no-frills (of meat, apparently only fish figured. No pork ribs etc. that other eateries serve). Fishballs were central.

    Thin fishcake slices were:
    of 2 types - with 1 being spicy, positively contrasting to the other ingredients and tasting like coconut-less; nonya otah

    Vendor was accommodating (I requested for a dish without oil and sauce)


    Of fishballs, only 3 (might have been insufficient and unbefitting a $4 dish to some people)
    More of the bean sprouts and lettuce would have been lovely to add fibre, crunch and flavour

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