S$2.80 Teochew Fishball Noodles @ Guan Kim Coffeeshop on 30jan2014

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

was going to get some sugar & cornflour  at sheng shiong at commonwealth mrt at 12.30pm on cny eve 30.1.2014. the queues were like 20pax, so i gave up. but since i already put parking coupon, i decided to walk over to the tanglin halt market to take wei yi laksa. however laksa stall was closed. wanted to try the very nice tau huay with ginko nuts. this time, they sold out of tau huay.  no luck…

guan khim coffeeshop @ tanglin halt

guan kim coffeeshop @ tanglin halt

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

anyhow i went to the coffee shop next to the hawker centre & found a teochew fish ball noodles which i ordered.

c/w xin lu at mei chin food centre, the fish balls were just slightly harder (i guess means more starch) & maybe less tasty. the noodles were done well, qq (al dente) & not soggy however, the chilli sauce was too salty.

overall it was not as good as xin lu and also hup kee, the other fishball noodle stall at mei chin food centre. it was ok fishball noodles but not something i want to go especially to take.

c.h.e.f. andy


Raw Fish Salad & Porridge @ Tiong Shian on 28Jan2014

raw fish S$6

raw fish S$6

had a not so satisfying tapas dinner with a friend at tapasan, dorsett hotel on 28.1.2014. tiong shin at kiong siak street was just a short walk away, i called my wife & asked if she wanted me to taboo (takeout) some raw fish & porridge for her.

the stall that we went often in the past was at maxwell hawker centre. tiong shin was quite good for the raw fish but a tad less good for porridge c/w maxwell. 🙂

meat balls & lean pork porridge

meat balls & lean pork porridge S$4

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anyhow, i tapao a S$6 raw fish & a S$4 meat balls & sliced prok porridge, that is, after  a very long 25mins wait. fortunately i was not in a hurry & we just stood & chatted, waiting for the food preparation.

the raw fish was excellent!

the porridge was not smooth & consistent like a good hong kong porridge or those i could have at imperial treasure & also maxwell. still it was very enjoyable. there was large helping of minced pork & lean pork too.

we especially enjoyed the raw fish as we had not taken that for a real long while. anyhow i will try the maxwell stall again next round to remind myself what it tastes like & to make comparison with tiong shian. 🙂

after collecting the take-out, we walked back to my car parked at bukit pasoh. as chinese new years was just few days away, chinatown was already litted up. i took couple photos of the light-up, decorated with many galloping horses to usher in the chinese new year. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy