Street Food - Fish Ball Noodles

June 15, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Fish Ball Noodles

Also Known As:
Fish Ball Noodles, Fishball Noodles, Tar Mee, Yu Yuan Mian



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $2.50 - $6



Description:
Fish Ball Noodles is a Teochew dish that consists of either flat egg noodles (Mee Pok), or thin egg noodles (Mee Kia), traditionally garnished with fish balls, fish cake, lettuce, bean sprouts, fried shallots and steamed fish dumplings (Her Giao).


Some hawkers also include prawn cake, braised mushrooms or pork meat balls.

The key ingredient in Fish Ball Noodles is of course, fish balls. Normally made from either asian yellowtail amberjack fish (Hang Zhe Her), or wolf herring (Ikan Parang / Sai Tor Her), the white fish meat is minced, mixed with salt, and beaten till it becomes a paste (Surimi), with a bouncy, springy texture.

This paste is then used to make the fish balls and fish cake.

Because making this paste is such a time-consuming process which also requires great skill, many mass-produced fish balls and fish cakes use fillers, like flour, to achieve the same consistency, while sacrificing taste and texture.

Fish Ball Noodles is normally served dry, in a sauce made from vegetable oil or lard, light soy sauce, chinese black vinegar and chili paste (Sambal). The noodles should be well tossed, separate easily, and al-dente.

Fish Ball Noodles is accompanied by a side of soup. This soup should be a clear broth, made from fish stock. To enhance its taste, some hawkers flavour the soup with anchovy fish (Ikan Bilis).


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Fish Ball Noodles is a simple comforting dish which is often consumed for breakfast, or as a light meal in Singapore.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Fish Ball Noodles in Singapore.


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Chia Keng Teochew Kway Teow Mee
@ 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-11
Opening Hours: 5.30am - 2pm Closed Mon & Fri



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Hui Ji Fish Ball Noodle
@ 30 Seng Poh Road #02-44
Opening Hours: 7am - 2pm Closed Wed



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Li Xin Chao Zhou Fishball Noodles
@ 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-20
Opening Hours: 8am - 1pm Closed Mon, Tue & Fri

@ Ion Orchard 2 Orchard Turn #B4-04
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm Daily



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Honourable Mention

Lao Song Huat Fishball Noodles
@ 49A Serangoon Gardens Way #01-14
Opening Hours: 7am - 11pm Closed Alt Tue



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