Top 10 Best Fishball Noodles In Singapore
A bowl of mouthwatering classic fishball noodles can be found easily at hawker stalls, food courts as well as coffee shops in Singapore. Fishball noodles normally served in either dry or soup form, and come with variety of noodles from mee pok to kway teow. The most important soul for this dish is fishball, a fresh and bouncy fishball would make your noodle more delicious. 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 Fishball Noodles in Singapore.
1.Ming Fa Fishball
Introduction: Mingfa’s history goes back to 1946, where their business started on a pushcart along the street of Chinatown. The founder, Lim Chye Kang, insisted that their fishballs were to be made from 100% fish meat and that they were to be made and sold on the spot. Today, the business lies mainly in manufacturing arm and retail arm, where they have 12 outlets islandwide and 5 outlets in Indonesia, Jakarta. From the traditional food stall in Chinatown to the more upscale Upper Thomson Outlet.
Offerings: Ming Fa’s signature dishes is their mushroom minced meat noodles with prawns. The mushroom minced meat noodles is an extremely affordable meal for its price. The thin yellow noodles cooked to al dente springiness,tossed in chilli, oil and vinegar , on top served with braised mushrooms, minced meat, fishballs and prawns. This could be a full meal on its own.
Location: 246b Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Garden Estate Singapore 574370
Contact: +65 6383 9338
2.Song Kee Fishball Noodle
Introduction: The popular family run kopitiam at Upper Serangoon Road first relocated to Tembeling Road at Joo Chiat in 2017 (the original Serangoon stall was taken over by the similarly named Finest Songkee’s Fishball Noodles, run by a cousin of Song Kee’s owners and completely unaffiliated).
Offerings: If you are wondering what’s so special about the dish (mee tai bak) it’s the fishball and the her keow (fish dumplings). It is no wonder that it tastes sumptuous as the handmade skin is made of fish paste that gives it a slimy yet chewing texture. The fillings are made with minced fish and pork meat that’s flavourful.
Location: 128 Tembeling RoadSingapore 423638
Contact: +65 9336 2745
Introduction: Yam Mee stall is located at Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre. One of their most popular dishes is mee pok fishball and the price is affordable.
Offerings: For $4, you can get yourself a bowl of mee kia with two fishballs, one meatball and a vegetable ball, topped with minced meat and juicy stewed mushrooms. The fishballs are succulent and have a nice bite to them. The noodles are tossed in lard, and their chilli packs a punch.The addition of fried shallots gave this dish a good crunch and a fragrant aroma. Taste is rich and flavorful.
Location: 209 Hougang Street 21#01-35 Kovan 209 Market & Food CentreSingapore 530209
4.Ru Ji Kitchen – Holland Drive
Introduction: Ru Ji Kitchen first started at Holland Drive, Blk 44 #02-28, and now 3 other outlets in Singapore Which includes Old Airport Rd,Redhill Lane and Toa Payoh .The Holland Drive outlet is listed in the Singapore Michelin Plate guide.The stalls at Holland Drive is helmed by Uncle David Ng, while his daughter Joanne runs the Old Airport Road branch.
Offerings: Ru Ji’s Fishball Noodle ($3.00, $4.00, $5.00) features these popular hand made fishballs and fishcake in a light, clear broth, with dry mee pok or mee kia served separately with sambal chili, crisp pork lard, sprinkled with chopped spring onions.Mee pok which was cooked just right with a delicious you can say al dente bite.Springy, and neither too dry nor too soft. Being freshly made, the fishballs and fishcake are of great quality. The famed fishballs begin as a beaten mixture of fish paste, using only pure fish meat with no flour extenders added.
Location: 44 Holland Drive#02-28 Holland Drive Market & Food CentreSingapore 270044
Contact: +65 9435 0820
Introduction: The founder (Douglas Ng), her grandmother’s handmade fishballs ignited her passion to spread the fishball story. Her recipe was simple and she only uses the best of ingredients to make a bowl of noodle.The Fishball Story was one of the few new hawker stalls awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand.
Offerings: The signature fishball noodles starts off with a al dente feel, chewie and with a great bite, the fired fish skin is something you notice right away and pairs very well with the spicy infused noodles. Copious amount of fish balls flood the bowl and the fish cake is blended with many condiments. The soup is delightful sweet and the whole meal is a gastronomic delight. There are variety type of noodles such as meepok, meekia, yellow noodles, kway teow, mee tai bak & bee hoon.
Location: 512 Geylang RoadSingapore 389468
Contact: +65 9800 5036
6.Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles
Introduction: Founder Mr Lim Lee Seng started his business selling fishball noodles from a pushcart on 1968.Mr Lim’s belief in using only the freshest ingredients, all the foods must well prepared in Central Kitchen every single day.
Offerings: All the ingredients that they are using are very fresh,especially the signature fishballs are fully make with yellowtail fish.You can experience the firmness and bouncy when chewing the fishball.Other than fishball you can also try out their fish dumpling and fishcake, paired with noodles and topped with crispy lard ,add on some homemade chilli sauce, and you’ve got the perfect bowl of Teochew Fishball Noodles.
Location: 313 Orchard Road#B3-43S238895
Contact: +65 6509 9198
7. 132 Mee Pok Kway Teow
Introduction: 132 Mee Pok Kway Teow, first started its business in year 1969, where push carts are still allowed. Currently, the business is run by their second generation and making Marine Terrace its permanent, serving the familiar taste of this traditional fishball noodles.
Offerings: They are only served Mee Pok and Kway Teow, just like its name. There are 3 type of portions here, $4/$5/$6. True to its traditional heritage, the mee pok served with prawn, fishballs, fish dumplings, minced pork and lean meat.For the non-spicy mee pok is generously coated with pork oil and tomato sauce.For the spicy version, the chilli is aromatic with a manageable spiciness level.The noodle portion is very small. So, if you are a big eater, please ask for extra noodle when you order.
Location: 59 Marine Terrace#01-105 MP59 Food HouseSingapore 440059
8.Xin Lu Fishball Noodle
Introduction: Situated in the Bendemeer FC is a branch of the famous 新路 Fishball Noodle at Mei Ling Street FC.
Offerings: A bowl of the fishball noodle soup or dry comes with a generous portion with 5 fishballs $3.50.If you are a spicy food lover, you are definitely need to check out their dry noodles with their homemade chilli because when mixed with the al dente noodles, it has a balance of sweet, savoury and spicy flavour.
Location: 159 Mei Chin Road#02-05 Mei Ling Market & Food CentreSingapore 140159
9. 2 Wheels Cafe
Introduction: 2 Wheels Cafe is one of the unique themed cafes in Singapore. 2 Wheel Cafe’s signature bike wheels hanging from the ceiling and wall, providing it with a warm lighting. It’s a pretty place and definitely Instagram worthy.The founder, Alan Lee, used to manage Banquet (the halal food court) that unfortunately closed down after years of ups and downs. With 20 to 30 years of experience hustling in this business, this veteran has an undying passion for food and believes in helping local food stay authentic.
Offerings: If you are craving some fishball noodles, check out 2 Wheel Cafe because the Teochew Noodle is one of the café’s specialities.The fare at Two Wheels Good is very reasonably priced and arrived in sizable portions.
Location: 1 Jurong West Central 2#01-94/95/96/97 Jurong PointSingapore 648886
10.Eng Huat Fishball Mee
Introduction: Eng Huat is one of the many legendary stalls in the havelock area. They have been in business for over 30 years. The second generation has been slowly learning the ropes and will eventually take over running the stall.
Offerings: The star of this bowl has to be their handmade fishballs and fishcake. Their supple and sweet fishcake and soft yet bouncy fishballs are made with fresh sai toh fish, or wolf herring, by hand from scratch every morning. Each fishcake is then deep-fried until golden brown.
Location: 22A/22B Havelock Road#01-26 Havelock Road Cooked Food CentreSingapore 161022
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