Hui Ji Fishball Noodles & Yong Tau Foo 輝記魚圓面 at the famous Tiong Bahru Food Centre is not only one of those widely-publicised stalls, but it has many regulars as its fans. I can be considered one of them.
If you have eaten fishball noodles in Singapore, there are some distinguishable similarities, including bouncy fishballs in a vinegary sauce with pork lard.
They are often sold together with Minced Pork Noodles aka Bak Chor Mee.
However, Hui Ji has a slightly different take. This stall also serves up Yong Tau Foo, and the sauce has a sweetish and also fish-sauce like tinge within.
They are one of the original hawkers from the old Seng Poh Market. It is considered old-school and no-frills, yet not alike your conventional fishball noodles.
There used to be a long line in the morning which easily beats many of the other well-known stalls in the same food centre, but the queue has diminished in the last recent few years.
With pricing at $3 and $4, it is now more possible to march forward and face with a much shorter line.
What I like about this stall: One word – the sauce.
The old uncle whips on a bowl of QQ noodles basking in a tasty and unique-tasting sweet and salty sauce with crunchy pork lards.
The bowl includes ingredients of handmade fishballs, fish dumplings (her kiao), sliced fish cake and tender pork slices.
However, I must add that the taste may not be that consistent all the time – sometimes the sauce seemed lacking (as I ordered from here quite frequently.) When it is good, it is very good.
The fishballs are on the smaller side, but they have a lovely springy texture but not as ‘watery’ as some may have preferred.
Though some people may find the soup on a tad sweet, I am okay with that.
As for the Yong Tau Foo, you can leave it to them to assign the ingredients of fried beancurd skin, tau pok, fish cake, fish ngoh hiang, tau kee, to green chilli.
The winning factor is again the sweet Yong Tau Foo sauce mixed together with the original fishball noodle sauce base which gives that winning savoury-fragrant combination.
Hui Ji Fishball Noodles & Yong Tau Foo
30 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru Food Centre #02-44, Singapore 168898
Opening Hours: 5:30am – 2:30pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Wed
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