Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle Bar: Forerunners of Hawker Cuisine!
Our hawker cuisine has been undergoing a period of maturity in the last decade or so. In the 70’s and 80’s we witnessed the progression of hawkers from pushcarts to hawker centres. Then in the 90’s and 2000s, some of the famous ones moved into the food courts and franchising began. In the last decade or so, we have seen how certain dishes like wanton mee have gone on to open their own specialty restaurants.
The original owners of Song Kee Fishball noodles has resurrected their famous fish ball noodle shop and they now occupy the same Coffeeshop in Tembeling road, where another hawker legend, Hong Mao Wanton Mee, used to be!
If you like Yong Xiang's style of yong tau foo but hate to queue, then an alternative would be this stall situated in a coffeeshop which has managed to escape being transformed into a hipster cafe in Tiong Bahru.
Fishball Story: The economic reality of Gen Y hawkers
The stall has moved Douglas Ng (23) loved fishballs, especially the ones that his grandma makes. But the problem was that grandma only makes them twice a year and he wanted so much to eat them more often! So, soon after NS, he started his own fishball stall after a short stint doing fusion Cze […]
I get very excited when I come across a bowl of hawker food that is done with passion. I get even more excited when it is done by Gen Y hawkers AND doing it better than a lot of the more established stalls out there. It is conventional wisdom that our new generation hawkers can’t […]
Chia Keng Kway Teow Mee: Arguably the Best Mee Pok Tar in Singapore!
Mee Pok Tar (Special) $5, Fishball Soup extra $3 I have been blogging for 5 years now and have tasted my fair share of Mee Pok Tar. I don’t know why it took me all this time to eventually try Chia Keng, but let me just say this; I have finally found a Mee Pok […]
Making fishballs isn’t easy. “Yeah right, tell me something I don’t know” I hear you say. But I am actually telling you from personal experience. Yes, I have tried to come up with a recipe for fishballs and so far, I haven’t been very successful. When I speak with fishball sellers, they all tell me […]
Zhong Xing Foo Foochow Fishballs: This can be quite an addictive snack!
OK, I admit it, I actually quite like Foo Chow fishballs. My Teochew kakis would probably frown at my first statement because as a Teochew I am supposed to love our very own Teochew fishballs. But hey, when you bite into the ball out comes this burst of savoury pork flavour which is rather shiok! […]
Hui Ji Fishball Noodles and Yong Tau Foo: Best bowl of noodles this year!
Damien has been one of my most trusted makan kakis since the early days of the blog. He is one of the few people I know who is a second generation foodie. I believe he was weaned onto pureed Hokkien Mee from Geylang Lor 29 even before he could say the words “Hokkien Mee”. There […]
Tiong Bahru Fishballs: Fishball here, Fish cake there!
It is said that of all the major cuisines of China, Teochew food is probably the most suitable for the Japanese palate. The emphasis on freshness of seafood and the use of simple flavours to highlight the original flavour of the produce is very similar.When I was at Tsukiji market last year, I realise that […]
Lau Sim Shredded Chicken Noodles: You are only allowed a maximum of 7 giaos!
This stall has moved Shredded Chicken Noodles with Fish Dumplings (Her Giao) There is a popular saying amongst the Hokkiens that Teochews are very “Hao Lian” (Proud). Well, when you meet a hawker like the Mr Sim, you can’t help but agree that there is some element of truth in it. Having blogged so many […]
It was reported that a recent poll done by Shin Min newspaper voted Tampines Round Market the Best Hawker Centre in Singapore. OK, I agree Tampines Round Market has got a pretty good selection of Hawkers but I was suprised that it was voted the best. If you ask me, I think Old Airport Road […]