Top 73+1 Handmade Fishball Noodles has been around for more than 20 years. It was first opened by old Mr Tan at Clarke Quay near the historical ‘cha chun tau’ area, which means ‘jetty for boats carrying firewood’. It was where Mr Tan would sell Teochew-style fishballs to the firewood merchants and workers.
Son Ah Cai still preserved his father’s heritage. When asked what the secret to his fishballs was, he said it was a mixture of his father’s recipe, experience and dedication to making the balls fresh on the spot. Indeed, when the fishballs were running out, Ah Cai promptly went to the kitchen and made a few hundred more fishballs on the spot in front of my very eyes!
Top 73+1 Handmade Fishball Noodle, 30 Raffles Avenue, #01-09/12
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 10.30am-10.30pm; Fri & Sat: 10.30am-11.30pm
(Also available at 48 Toh Guan Road East, Enterprise Hub)