Best thing I ate this week: Fishball noodles & 'Sng Gor'

Best thing I ate this week: Fishball noodles & 'Sng Gor'
An $8 bowl of Song Kee fishball noodles.
PHOTO: Melvin Siew

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What: Song Kee fishball noodles (from $4) & Sng Gor ice cream (from $3.80)
Where: 128 Tembeling Rd, Singapore 423638 

When the famous Song Kee fishball noodles closed its Upper Serangoon stall last July, I was not one of many Singaporeans who mourned the loss, mostly because I've not tried it (gasp, I know), and truth be told, I'm more of a bak chor mee (minced meat noodles) fan.

The family-run business has, however, reopened at a coffeeshop at Tembeling Road in Joo Chiat since March this year.

I managed to savour a take-away bowl recently, and can begin to understand why the stall can draw fans who wait up to one and a half hours for their fix.

My mee pok was the tastiest and sauciest I've had in recent memory, with a good balance of salty, sweet, spicy and tangy - though I'd prefer mine with a dash more vinegar. The slippery herh keow (fish dumpling) was large and meaty, and the pock-marked fishballs had a good bite to it. 

The best part for me though, was not the fishballs nor much-lauded hand-made herh keow, but the inclusion of a large piece of tau pok stuffed with fish paste. But that could just be a matter of personal preference.

Be warned though, even on a Thursday, just before noon, the wait for the noodles was a good half an hour to 45 minutes.

To make your wait more tolerable, I'd recommend cooling off with some ice cream - yes there's an ice cream counter there too.

Called 'Sng Gor', which is Teochew (the family's dialect) for ice cream, it is owned by a relative of Song Kee's bosses.

The delicious flavours - we had the premium Pistachio Almond and Dark Chocolate, took us by surprise. On another day, I'd actually see myself heading for the ice cream instead of the fishball noodles.

candicec@sph.com.sg

The writer paid for the meal reviewed.

 

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