Top 10 Best Fish Soup In Singapore
Fish soup is one of the favourite local dishes in Singapore. There are two different types of versions, one is teochew style with steamed slices of fish in light broth soup base, while another version is cantonese style which is served in deep fried slices of batang fish with milky broth. It is normally coupled with thick vermicelli, kway teow noodles or rice and various assortments of veggies. Tropika Club aggregated rankings or “ranking of rankings” compared from the following sources to further ascertain the final rankings. This is further refined using the TripAdvisor rankings to decide between the position in case there is a tie. Read on to find out where are the Top 10 Best Fish Soup in Singapore.
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1.Piao Ji Fish Porridge
Introduction: Piao Ji Fish Porridge, the popular fresh fish soup stall in Amoy Street Food Centre. Piao Ji uses the more premium pomfret as their primary fish ingredient, hence the steeper in its’ pricing. The fish slices are silky and soft in texture while the luscious and rich broth contains pork lard, which adds an extra layer of flavour. If you prefer stronger flavours, you will like Piao Ji Fish Porridge. The stall also uses a unique chili that goes very well with their fish soups, made with chilli padi, fermented beans and pickled ginger that goes very well with their fish soups. Piao Ji is the stall to visit if you are looking for a seriously indulgent bowl of sliced fish soup. Do come prepared to queue though.
Offerings: Pomfret Soup and Pomfret with Fresh Prawns Soup are the signature dishes of Piao Ji. The fish and prawns used were very fresh, with sizable portion for its price. They also offer other fish soups which use batang or mackerel.
Location: 7 Maxwell Road, #02-100/103, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
2.Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon
Introduction: Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon is a nearly 30 decade old stall selling Cantonese style fish soup. It is very popular with the working crowd as it does a properly Cantonese fish soup with fresh and chunky fish pieces which have no fishy smell, a milky rich stock soup which has very little or no MSG. It offers more greens as compared to the average fish soup stall.
Offerings: Jin Hua offers a variety of fish soup, including Fried Fish Soup, Sliced Fish Soup (cost $4 or $5 per bowl) as well as special menu items such as Big Prawn Noodles ($8) and Grouper Fish Head Noodles ($8/10). Moreover, you have the option of adding milk to the soup, or a side of noodles or rice.
Location: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-77, Singapore 069184
3.First Street Teochew Fish Soup
Introduction: First Street Teochew Fish Soup is a family stall founded by father William Lim during 1980s, but now largely run by his two sons, Desmond and Aaron Lim. As the concentration of Teochew fish soup is on the freshness and flavours of the fish, they are dedicated and hardworking, getting their fish fresh and preparing for the soup as early as 3 to 4 am every day except their off-day. You may go as early as possible in order to avoid waiting too long.
Offerings: The varieties of fish soup offered include Batang Sliced Fish Soup, Red Garoupa, Pomfret, and Mixed Soup with Seafood. You also have a choice to add rice, porridge or mee sua to go along with their fish soup. As they are using only the freshest and most delicious ingredients for their fish soup, every dish in their menu is bound to satisfy your taste buds.
Location: 1014 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534752
Contact: +65 8161 9552
4. Han Kee Fish Soup
Introduction: Han Kee Fish Soup is the other popular fish soup stall in Amoy Street Food Centre. If you are planning to go on a diet, this is a good place to start. The fish is cut thick and very fresh, none of that fishy smell about it. The soup here is clear and light, but sweet and flavourful. You do not taste any artificial flavouring.
Offerings: Han Kee’s menu offers 2 types of fish, which are sliced fish and fish head. Each can be served as plain soup with bee hoon or with porridge. Bowls come in three different sizes ($5, $7, $9) for the Sliced Fish Soup, Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, and Sliced Fish Porridge.
Location: 7 Maxwell Road, #02-129 Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Contact: +65 6688 5665
5.Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles
Introduction: Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles is more of a self service stall, and even in peak hours you do not have to wait too long for your order. Blanco Court Fish Meat Noodles is all about the fried stuff. The fried fish is crispy and chunkynand the soup is served with plenty of deep fried egg batter. They also use spinach in their soup, which imparts a different texture and taste to the dish.
Offerings: The signature here is their Fried Fish Soup ($5/$6). Milk is probably added into the soup for the creamy texture. Besides the Fried Fish Soup, it also offers steam fish soup, mixed fish soup and fish head soup on the menu. You have a choice of adding yee mee, thick noodle, thin noodle and mee sua with the fish soup too.
Location: 325 Beach Road, Singapore 199566
Contact: +65 9151 2401
6. Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup
Introduction: Angel Horse sells traditional Singapore fish soup, porridge and seafood. The Teochew-style Sliced Fish Soup was delightfully light and clear with a refreshing blend of spices, added with rather thick and juicy chunks of fish slices. The serving comes with slices of Mackerel fish, a better fish to be used for fish soup. If you are looking for a humble bowl of sliced fish soup that hits all the right spots, this is it.
Offerings: Their signature is the Sliced Fish Soup and there is the usual bitter gourd and tofu in the mix.
Location: 270 Queen Street, Albert Food Centre, #01-95, Singapore 180270
7.Xin Yuan Ji
Introduction: Xin Yuan Ji is located in the heart of Bugis at Tan Quee Lan Street. Xin Yuan Ji has a big space and air conditioning, so you can look forward to having a comfortable lunch here. It is extremely popular with the working crowd, so you may difficult to get seats during lunch hours.
Offerings: The most famous dish on their menu is the Fried Snapper Fish Soup ($8.90) and the Sliced Fish Soup Bee Hoon ($5.80). You can also add a bowl of rice for an extra $0.50. Furthermore, the other signature dish is Charcoal Fish Meat Steamboat, prices range from $40 to $80 depending on the portion. The soup is cooked over charcoal fire, which adds a pleasant smokiness to its rich and sweet flavour, and the best part is that it’s free-flow!
Location: 31 Tan Quee Lan St, #01-01, Singapore 188117
Contact: +65 6334 4086
8.Mei Xiang Black & White Fish Soup
Introduction: Mei Xiang Black & White Fish Soup is run by an old couple. They only have one item on their menu which is Black & White Fish Soup. Black stands for the slices of fried fish in the soup, and white represents the fresh fish slices.
Offerings: You have a choice of either the small portion ($6) or big portion ($8) for their mixed fish soup.The fish meat slices are very fresh, tasty and have a nice chewy texture. Their cloudy soup is robust and has quite a strong taste of ginger.
Location: 166 Jalan Besar, Berseh Food Centre #02-44, Singapore 208877
Contact: +65 9789 6686
9.127 Lor 1 Fish soup, Fish porridge, Seafood soup
Introduction: 127 Lorong 1 Fish Soup sells a variety of dishes, with fish soup being their anchor dish. The broth is not too salty but comes with a tinge of tanginess which comes from the olive vegetables used in the soup.
Offerings: You can try their Sliced Fish Soup at $4 only. The sliced fish is cut evenly and well, fresh of course. It is tender and the broth compliments the fish with its’ creamy and luscious flavour. It retains its’ sweet undertone amidst the milk. This stall serves other dishes as well, such as fish porridge, seafood soup, saba fish set, mackerel fish set and steamed dumplings.
Location: #02-33 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, 310127
Introduction: Ka-Soh Restaurant still cooks its signature Fish Noodle Soup in a traditional style. Ka-Soh uses the labour intensive way to cook their fish soup. The kitchen would first deep fry the snake head fish bones, cook the stock for hours till it forms a white and almost milky base. The soup is paired with simple ingredients of white rice noodles and crunchy vegetables, and you could taste traces of wine that made it more uplifting.
Offerings: There are some signature dishes which include the Sliced Fish Noodle, Spare Pork Ribs, Deep Fried Frog with Ginger, Sambal Cuttlefish, and so on.
Location: 2 College Road (Alumni Medical Centre)Singapore 169850
Contact: +65 6473 6686
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