There’s something warm and comforting about slurping down a bowl of fishball noodles for dinner. It’s a mix of firm noodles, springy fishballs and that slightly lardy base that gives everything a touch of umami.
It’s little wonder, then, that Fishball Khin is so well received in the Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood. When I went mid-week for dinner, the place was already busy. It’s been around since 1965, and owner Mr Tan Hock Khin is still running things at the outlet. For a foodie like me, this is as good as it gets, and I was excited to get a taste of his popular handmade fishballs.
We got the classic fishball noodles, soup and some fried items. While I think the fishcake is worth ordering again, the star of the show is most definitely the humble bowl of Fishball Noodles ($4) sitting on the table right here.
The mee pok was gloriously coated with the base condiments made fragrant by the fried lard, and the fishballs were indeed textured and springy. Mr Tan certainly did not stinge on the fish for the fishballs. Unlike the typical factory made ones, these fishballs were neither floury nor rubbery. You could taste the fish in all that salty goodness.
The other thing we ordered was the soup with fish slices, fish dumpling and fishballs. Most fishball noodle stalls that sell soup will not add pork lard into the soup. Fishball Khin does away with the whole worry about healthy living, and focuses on pleasing tastebuds. This soup is perfect for dinner on a cold day.
Perfect for Supper
Fishball Khin closes late at 11.30pm, so it’s perfect for a sumptuous supper as well. I saw quite a few customers doing takeaway as well. If you’re in the neighbourhood, pop by for some handmade fishballs! They’re delicious.
Address: BLK 574, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1825
- Only Closed on Tuesdays
- All other days: 11AM – 11.30PM