I was told that there is a handsome hawker at Ah Ter Teochew Fish Ball Noodles at Amoy Food Centre, so I made my way down hoping to meet him. Haha the part on the handsome hawker is true because Gilbert an ex-trader was the winner of the Straits Times's Most Handsome Hawker in 2005. However I am not there to see him but to try the fish ball noodles.
Fish Ball Noodle
During my visit, Gilbert's father was manning the stall and he was at the back prepping for the day's ingredients, back facing me all the time when I waited for his dad to cook my noodle. I had the Fish Ball Noodle ($3.50 small) which comes with 2 fishballs, slices of fishcake, fish dumpling, pork lard, minced meat and beans sprout.
Although the fishballs are from supplier, it was soft and bouncy. What I like most is the chilli sauce mixture that paired excellently with the noodles. It has that nostalgic taste with the sweetness of the tomato sauce providing a balance to the spicy kick.
I heard that the stall is very popular with the office crowd and there is always a long queue during lunch hour. I was lucky to visit at around 11am avoiding the lunch crowd. My advice is to visit before 12pm or after 2pm.
Ah Ter Teochew Fish Ball Noodles
Amoy Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk to Amoy Street Food Centre. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]