Showing posts with label Fish Ball Noodle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fish Ball Noodle. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Soon Heng Fishball Noodle (顺兴鱼圆面) @ West Coast Market Square - Bouncy Fishballs Amidst Mixed Noodle Experience


I finally decided to brave the snaking queue at West Coast Market Square to try out the renowned Soon Heng Fishball Noodle (顺兴鱼圆面). Despite living in the neighbourhood for over 8 years, the popularity of this stall has always kept me away. This time, I managed to arrive early enough and got my hands on the $4 portion of their famed fishball noodle.


One of this dish's standout features is the handmade fishballs' peculiar shape. These bouncy delights immediately caught my attention. Unlike the commercial variants, Soon Heng's fishballs retain a pronounced fish flavour, proving that no shortcuts were taken in their preparation.

Fish Ball Noodle 3/5

For my noodle choice, I opted for mee kia. However, I found myself disappointed with the noodles, as they had a lingering alkaline taste that didn't quite sit well with me. The chilli sauce tossed with the noodle didn't complement the noodle's taste profile, making the overall combination less appealing.


Despite the noodle's shortcomings, I cannot deny the allure of Soon Heng's fishballs. Their authentic taste and springy texture showcase the artistry of their handmade creation, setting them apart from the mass-produced alternatives.


Though my experience with the noodle may have been less satisfying, I've heard their soup version is worth trying. Perhaps my next visit will be dedicated to exploring this aspect of their menu, hoping to find a better balance that complements the star attraction - the scrumptious fishballs.

Soon Heng Fishball Noodle (顺兴鱼圆面)
West Coast Market Square
Blk 726 Clementi West Street 2
Singapore 120726
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 5am - 930am
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Clementi MRT station. (Stop ID 17179). Take bus number 201. Alight 2 stops later. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Tam Chiak Kopitiam - The Most Trendy Coffeeshop In Hougang by Chew Chor Meng, MissTamChiak and Zhou Chong Qing


Tam Chiak Kopitiam, located at Blk 212 Hougang Street 21, is a dream come true for Mediacorp actor Chew Chor Meng. Together with partners including MissTamChiak (Maureen Ow) and Zhou Chong Qing, they have transformed the previous coffeeshop into a modern and trendy space. The name "Tam Chiak" is derived from their partner MissTamChiak, a renowned food writer in Singapore known for promoting our local hawker culture.


Upon entering Tam Chiak Kopitiam, you'll notice the familiar Yeo Yeo Huat signboard, which holds sentimental value as it originated from the popular Mediacorp TV series "118", in which both Chew Chor Meng and Chong Qing acted. This cherished signboard from the longest-running Chinese drama produced by Mediacorp is now proudly displayed in Tam Chiak Kopitiam, evoking nostalgia and fond memories.

888 Mookata



When the new team took over the coffeeshop, they decided to revitalize the food offerings, retaining only two stalls from the previous establishment. One of them is 888 Mookata, a venture by Chew Chor Meng and Chong Qing. To celebrate its reopening, 888 Mookata is running a 15% discount promotion for eight days.

Chef De Pasta



The other stall that the team chose to keep is Chef De Pasta, a Western food stall with a loyal following and glowing Google reviews for its restaurant-standard dishes at affordable coffeeshop prices. The humble stall owner, with prior experience as a hotel chef, brings a wealth of culinary expertise to the table. Many reviewers particularly recommend its Japanese fried garlic rice, which is a delightful addition to its menu.

Dan Lao (蛋佬)



Tam Chiak Kopitiam also showcases an exciting lineup of young hawkers. One of the new stalls is Dan Lao (蛋佬), which gained popularity at Maxwell Food Centre. Led by a team of young hawkers, Dan Lao is renowned for their fluffy egg omelette over fragrant rice, paired with various toppings such as luncheon meat, chicken cutlet, and char siew. It's best enjoyed with their fragrant homemade sambal, prepared from scratch.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang



Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang, a Michelin Plate restaurant with multiple outlets in Singapore, opens its doors at Tam Chiak Kopitiam. Founded by ex-cabin crew Noorman and his wife, they bring their signature Ayam Taliwang to the coffeeshop, offering a tantalizing taste of Indonesian cuisine. Furthermore, they will introduce a new Halal-certified Curry Rice concept, adding diversity to the local culinary scene.

Flaky Haus



Flaky Haus at Tam Chiak Kopitiam breaks away from the traditional coffeeshop offerings by specializing in freshly baked croissants with different fillings such as tuna and egg mayo. They also offer a selection of cakes to pair with a cup of traditional local coffee or tea.

Wen Kang Ji



Wen Kang Ji, known for their renowned Wanton Mee at Golden Mile Food Centre, takes a different culinary direction at Tam Chiak Kopitiam. Instead of selling wanton mee, they offer Big Prawn Noodles and Teochew Style Red Grouper Fish Soup, accompanied by delectable side dishes like fried dumplings and wantons, ensuring a satisfying and complete meal experience.

Oppa Kitchen



Oppa Kitchen, a Korean stall by Singaporean singer Ang Jun Yang, is helmed by Korean Chef Nick, who brings his extensive experience cooking authentic Korean cuisine. Alongside classic dishes like Bibimbap, Army Stew Ramyeon, Rabokki, and Bulgogi, they introduce local-inspired creations such as Chilli Crab Korean Fried Chicken and Curry Fried Chicken, offering a fusion of Korean and local flavours.

De Sinn Chicken Rice



De Sinn Chicken Rice, a personal favourite of Chong Qing in Yishun, is a stall beloved for its delectable Chicken Rice. With its origins in Novena and a second outlet in Yishun, this brainchild of 31-year-old Dervin, an animation graduate, has garnered a loyal following. The quality and taste of their Chicken Rice keep customers returning week after week. I also heard it will be a Halal-certified stall.

Ru Ji Kitchen



Ru Ji Kitchen, a popular fishball noodle stall, expands its presence to Tam Chiak Kopitiam after successfully operating in hawker centres. Joanne's father in Holland founded this family-run business and has expanded to two additional outlets at Old Airport Road and Redhill. Renowned for its handmade fishballs and homemade sambal, Ru Ji Kitchen delivers authentic flavours and culinary craftsmanship in each bowl.


Tam Chiak Kopitiam offers an array of delightful options, showcasing the passion and expertise of its partners and stall owners. From traditional flavours to innovative concepts, this coffeeshop is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking a diverse and satisfying culinary experience.

Tam Chiak Kopitam
Blk 212 Hougang Street 21
Singapore 530212
Nearest MRT: Kovan (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6am - 12midnight

1) Alight at Kovan MRT station. Take Exit C. Turn left and walk towards Kovan Hawker Centre. At Kovan Hawker Centre, turn left and walk straight to block 211 towards the bowling centre. At block 211 cut through the carpark and walk to destination. It is just beside the bowling centre. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Friday, September 23, 2022

West Coast 503 Teochew Fishball Noodle (潮洲魚圓麵) - $2.50 Bowl Of Noodle With Gigantic Fish Balls


West Coast 503 Teochew Fishball Noodle (潮洲魚圓麵), located in the quiet neighbourhood of Teban Garden, is an unassuming stall inside a coffeeshop on the second floor of the HDB block above the Sheng Siong Supermarket. It is my first time venturing into the area, and I decided to try the stall as it looks promising.

Teochew Fish Ball Noodle 4/5

The stall sells a good variety of noodle dishes. If I didn't count wrongly, it has fourteen noodle dishes on the menu with interesting options such as Snow Crab Noodle, Abalone Noodle and more. On top of that, it also sells other ala carte items such as fishcake and Wu Xiang.


What is remarkable is I can still find a bowl of noodles for $2.50. I have the Teochew Fish Ball Noodle, which comes with fishballs, fish cake slices, fish dumpling, pork slices, and minced pork.



I decided to go for mee pok, cooked to a nice bite. The chilli sauce and vinegar mixture goes well with the noodle, but I prefer it to be more piquant. The highlight goes to the fish ball, which is gigantic and super springy.


Overall, West Coast 503 Teochew Fishball Noodle sells an above average bowl of noodles, and for $2.50 I am not complaining. I don't mind returning if it is nearer to my home.

West Coast 503 Teochew Fishball Noodle
61 Teban Gardens Road
Singapore 600061
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn Left and walk to Jurong Gateway Road. Cross the road. Turn right and walk to bus stop at block 131 (Stop ID 28301). Take bus number 79 or 143. Alight 9 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Teochew Fish Ball Noodle @ Crawford Lane (Lavender) - A Delicious Bowl Of Traditional Fishball Noodle


I have heard about an excellent Teochew fishball noodle stall at Crawford Lane. Still, I always end up going to the one Michelin-starred Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. So finally, I got a chance to visit the area and took the opportunity to check out Teochew Fish Ball Noodle, located inside a coffeeshop at block 462 Crawford Lane.

Fishball Mee Pok Dry 4/5

We tried the Fishball Mee Pok Dry ($3) and Fishball Mee Kia Dry ($4). Unlike other fish ball stalls, you get pork slices, minced pork and meatball on top of the fishballs and fish cake slices. It is also unusual to see orange coloured fish cake nowadays.

Fishball Mee Kia Dry 4.5/5


Between the mee pok and mee kia, we find the mee kia goes better with the concoction of sambal chilli and vinegar. Though the vinegar is not as punchy compared to Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles, you still get that sourish kick balanced with the sambal for that slurping goodness.


Overall, Teochew Fish Ball Noodle offers a good bowl of fishball noodles. However, if you find the queue at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is too long, you may consider making a slight detour to try the fishball noodle just a few blocks away.

Teochew Fish Ball Noodle
Blk 462 Crawford Lane
Singapore 190462
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am - 3pm
(Closed on Sun and PH)

1) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Lavender MRT station (Stop ID 01319). Take bus stop number 2, 12, 33, 107 or 133. Alight 1 stop later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk towards the canal. Cross the canal. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Chao Yang Fishball Noodle (潮阳手工鱼丸粿条面汤) @ Eunos Food Centre - Huge And Slippery Her Kiao


If you have been to Eunos Food Centre, you will notice the ever snaking queue at Chao Yang Fishball Noodles (潮阳手工鱼丸粿条面汤). Together with my friends, we reached the stall at 9am and queued for an hour for our food.

Fishball Noodle 4/5

Do note that if you order the smallest portion at $3, it does not come with the Her Kiao (fish dumpling). However, you will still be satisfied with the well-cooked noodle tossed in a concoction of sambal, vinegar and seasoning. Though there is no fish dumpling, you always get slices of fishcakes and fishballs.


We have heard so much about the fish dumpling here, so we order a bowl of Fish Dumpling Soup to make our trip worthwhile. Great that we did. The fish dumpling is huge and slippery. You can tell it is handmade, not those doughy type from the factory.


I would highly recommend trying the Her Kiao here. If you order the small portion, then you should add a bowl of fish dumpling soup. If not, you can order the bigger bowl that comes with fish dumpling.

Chao Yang Fishball Noodle
Eunos Food Centre
4A Eunos Crescent
Stall #01-24
Singapore 402004
Nearest MRT: Eunos (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Fri-Sun: 530am - 1230pm
(Closed on Wed-Thu)

1) Alight at Eunos MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ho Jia Bo? Fishball Minced Meat Noodle @ Circuit Road Food Centre


The first thing I noticed of Ho Jia Bo? Fishball Minced Meat Noodle at Circuit Road Food Centre is its interesting name. It is like asking their customer, is our noodles good? During my visit, the stall is man by a friendly middle aged lady. She is both the cook and cashier. Hence be prepared to wait for your bowl of noodle.

Fishball Minced Meat Noodle Dry 3.8/5


I really appreciate the stall for separating the ingredients from the noodle. The Fishball Minced Meat Noodle Dry ($3) comes with fishcakes, fishballs and minced pork. The mee pok was cooked to al dente with a springy bite to it. The chilli sauce was tossed with the mee pok unfortunately lacked depth and it probably requires vinegar to boast the whole dimension of the bowl of noodle.

Mushroom Minced Meat Dry 4/5


Like the fishball minced meat noodle dry, the Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle Dry ($3.50) comes with the ingredients and noodle served separately. The noodle is topped with minced pork and mushroom while the soup comes with lean pork slices, pig liver and meatballs. I personally preferred this over the fishball minced meat noodle because of the addition of mushroom. Even the soup seemed to taste more delicious, flavoured by the ingredients in it.


While I felt that the noodles here probably needed the addition of vinegar to give the bowl of noodle a lift in flavour, I do applaud the generous serving of ingredients that comes with the comforting bowl of noodle for a mere $3-$3.50.

Ghim Guan Fried Oyster
Circuit Road Food Centre
Blk 79 Circuit Road
Singapore 370079
Nearest MRT: Mattar (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 815am - 11pm
(Closed on Tue)

1) Alight at Mattar MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk straight to towards the canal. Cross the canal. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ABC Hawker Ah Hua Fish Ball Noodle @ Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre - Huge Bouncy Meat Balls


A rare visit to Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre, brought me to ABC Hawker Ah Hua Fish Ball Noodle. Spotting a queue at the stall, I decided to join them and check out the fish ball noodle stall.

Fish Ball Noodle Dry 3.5/5


First, we had the Fish Ball Noodle Dry ($3) which comes with 4 medium size fish balls, 2 fish dumplings and a few slices of fish cake. The mee pok is cooked to al dente with a good bite to it. However the chilli sauce lacked a good punch to it. Worth mentioning is the bouncy fish balls.

Fish Ball Noodle Soup 3/5


We also ordered the Fish Ball Noodle Soup ($3). The stall offers 6 different type of noodles (mee sua, bee hoon, mee kia, mee pok, kway teow and yellow noodle). I decided to have the kway teow which is my usually preferred choice for noodle soup. Nothing much to shout about. Old school taste with the soup flavoured by the used of pork lard and fried shallots.

Meat Ball Soup 3.8/5

Last but not least, I ordered a bowl of Meat Ball Soup ($3). The size of the meat ball is huge! It is probably bigger than a golf ball. The meat ball comes with some minced pork, scallions and chillis. Totally enjoy the bouncy texture of the huge meat ball but then I could not find the meat at all. Maybe it was mixed together with the fish paste.


Overall I think the fish ball noodles here is good but not outstanding. The note worthy is the stall still handmade their own fish balls which is quite rare nowadays with factory readily available. I thought the pricing is rather cheap for the portion I am getting. For my three bowls of meat ball soup, fish ball noodle dry and soup. it only cost me $9. I even asked the stall auntie whether she charged me wrongly.

ABC Hawker Ah Hua Fish Ball Noodle
Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre
Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent
Singapore 090011
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront (CC Line, NE Line), Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:

1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to bus stop at Harbour Front MRT station (Stop ID 14141). Take bus number 131. Alight 6 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Tiong Bahru MRT station (Stop ID 10161). Take bus number 195. Alight 6 stops later. Cross the road to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]