Sunday, October 05, 2008

Teo Chew Fish Ball Noodle, China Town
For dinner we decided to head towards China Town as we heard that the food there is one of the best as well as being very reasonably priced.

Before we boarded the MRT to China Town, we were faced with the problem of how to use the "high tech" ticketing machine. It took us quite sometime to figure out that the machine was equipped with a touch screen monitor...duh!!!!..being the jakun that I am, Kar Wai bravely volunteered to be guinea pig. After a couple of minutes he managed to figure out how to purchase a ticket.

Upon reaching China Town we promptly headed towards the "People's Park" Food Court. I was on a mission, I wanted to satisfy my craving for chicken rice after a disappointing chicken rice meal for lunch.

However, upon entering the food court Kar Wai noticed that most diners were feasting on gigantic fish balls. When I say gigantic I mean the fish balls were bigger than ping pong balls. So we went in search of the fish balls and came across this stall. A long line of people were forming in front of this stall and based on the logical deduction that if the locals are patiently queuing up to buy a bowl of this fish ball it must be good.

While waiting in line, I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the Aunty behind the counter preparing the noodles. She worked continuously without any rest, scooping steaming portions of noodles and fish-balls into bowls to be served by her assistant.

After waiting patiently for more than 15 minutes I was served this....look at the size of the fish balls!!!. I paid SGD4 for a large portion, Kar Wai Paid SGD3 for a regular portion. The difference? He got 2 less fish balls. I am really not able to articulate the taste and ecstasy of each bite. To put it bluntly, each bite felt like an amalgamated explosion of was and still is I type this my mouth is literally watering...maybe I will head there again for lunch tomorrow haha.

As it was so hot and humid in the food court, plus the fact that I requested for an extra spicy portion resulted in me sweating profusely...I certainly got a few strange stares from the locals.

Antony Bourdain, if you are reading this...head on over to China Town in Singapore and que up at this fish ball noodle store at the People's Park Food Court and be prepared to enjoy an orgasmic gastronomic experience.


Anonymous said...

the fishball take extremely delicious... so juicy and crunchy without the fishy smell.... Thumbs Up!!!

Anonymous said...

aiks *taste! haha not take,, now abit headache...

Anonymous said...

Will, you look like you just had a shower...hahah..