I have always noticed a crowd at Song Kee Fishball Noodle along Upper Serangoon Road whenever I am on my way home and I have always wanted to check out the place. Managed to ask a friend who stays at Serangoon one evening to join me. When I reached the place around 1130pm, the place was already pretty crowded with many tables waiting for their order. I was told that I need to wait for 30 minutes and indeed I did.
Mee Kia Dry 4/5
We ordered a bowl of Mee Kia Dry ($3.50) and Mee Pok Dry ($3.50). Each bowl of noodle came with 3 fishballs, a fish dumpling (Her Giao) and a Tao Pok stuffed with fish paste. The noodles and chilli sauce were rather normal. The star has to be their ingredients and the used of pork lard.
Mee Pok Dry 4/5
The fishball that is about the size of a ping pong ball is made from yellowtail. The fishball was springy and bouncy. I like the fish dumpling (Her Giao) the most. Biting into the fish dumpling, the aroma of the shallot oil from the filling simply filled the whole mouth. I only visit I can have more of them in my bowl of noodle.
I have been observing but still can't figure out why the uncle takes so long to cook a bowl of noodle. His motion was pretty fast and it doesn't seem to have unnecessary action. Anyway, if you do visit Song Kee Fishball Noodle and there is a crowd, proceed to make your order and take a queue number first before finding a seat. The wait can be quite long. For the drinks you can take it yourself from the fridge first. Just pay together with the noodle when it is served.
Song Kee Fishball Noodle
532 Upper Serangoon Road
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC Line, NE Line)
1) Alight at Serangoon MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the flow of traffic and walk down Upper Serangoon Road. Cross the traffic light at Serangoon Ave 1 to the shophouses opposite. Journey time about 8 minutes.