Wong po lou meen, (lit yellow cloth, blanched noodles) is one those old school dishes that is so old that I don't remember eating it as a child! But then again, I didn't come from a family of adventurous gastronomes so that might not mean much.
Boon Keng Fish Head Bee Hoon: Fishmongers know fish
But, as you know, just because a fish is fresh doesn't necessarily mean that it is the best. Where the fish comes from also plays a big role and the price also depends on whether the fish are airflown or shipped to Singapore.
It is hard to write about an eatery when expectations are so high. Firstly, Ka Soh has been around for a long time and is regarded by many as a Singaporean institution. Mention fish head beehoon and har cheong gai and its name would invariably turn up! And then, there is the fact that they are on the listed in the Michelin guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant! With these two accolades, you won't be blamed for expecting the food to be stellar.
I am sure that readers who grew up during the time when sang meen was really popular would have a pavlovian response to the photo of the crispy plate of thin egg noodles with a mound of slice beef on top. I mean who wouldn't like noodles that are fried to a crispy crunchy texture? It's like eating "Mamee" except much better!
The fish soup is excellent and it has a good combination of a deep flavour with a luxurious mouthfeel that is well balanced and not overly rich so that you can easily finish a whole bowl of it without feeling guilty.
Swee Kee Fish Head Noodle House: The history of Ka Soh!
I am sure most of our readers would have heard about Ka Soh and many would have eaten their famous Fish Head bee hoon soup and har cheong gai. But I haven’t…. till now. Ok, I know it is hard to believe, but you know, I started blogging about Singapore food in 2006 because when I […]
Hau Chu Seafood (Chop Lian Hin): Old School Zi Char in Teban Gardens!
There is nothing more old school than a coffeeshop with a black signboard with carved chinese characters painted in gold. It’s so old school that it is slowly becoming fashionable again! Coffeeshops like Chop Lian Hin which still have the original black and gold signboard seem to have that kind of positive vibe which sends […]
Lee Heng Restaurant: No milk XO Fish Head Bee Hoon!
San Lou Hor Fun In England there is the pub. In Japan, the Izakaya. Here in Singapore we have the Cze Char (lit cook fry). The Cze Char really started as a kitchen away from home where you get to eat home style cooked food. I guess, in the old days when most of our […]