Ask any Singaporean and you’ll probably find Fishball Noodles as one of their weekly staples. A comforting dish to many, it’s no surprise you can find this tasty dish at all corners of the island. With popular stalls like Ah Hua Eating House and Song Heng Fishball Noodles, Thye Hong Handmade Fishball Noodle is another spot you should definitely check out. Drawing huge crowds every morning, let’s find out what makes their fishball noodles so irresistible!
Legendary Stall At Ghim Moh Food Centre
Thye Hong Handmade Fishball Noodle has been around for more than 40 years and was first started by two brothers, Mr Wee and his elder brother. Fun fact, the name of the stall was actually named after the Thye Hong biscuit factory that used to be at Alexandra Road back in the 1970s.
The pair of brothers were previously street hawkers at Alexandra Road before shifting to Ghim Moh Food Centre in 1977 where the stall continues serving up amazing handmade fishball and fishcake noodles to this day. Mr Wee now runs the stall by himself as his brother has since retired. Mr Wee used to run the stall with his wife until she sadly passed away in the mid-2010s.
This legendary stall has since given birth to several popular fishball noodle stalls – another Thye Hong fishball noodle stall at Bukit Batok, Fishii Tales at Amoy Street Food Centre and the Ru Ji Kitchen chain of fishball noodle stalls, which are all run by the extended family. Despite the fact that they all serve handmade fishball noodles, each stall has its own distinct style, with each stall tasting different from the other.
Scrumptious Handmade Fishball Noodles
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Flavourful and springy, the Fishball Noodles ($4) delivers a medley of savouriness, tanginess and spice with each bite. Additionally, the generous amount of lard oil and crunchy pork lard make the dish that much more heavenly.
The star of the dish, however, are no doubt the fishballs. They are prepared at 5am every morning, with each fishball being shaped slightly differently from the others. It’s a sure indication that the fishball is handmade and not factory-produced. The delectable fishballs have the perfect texture and are super bouncy, with each bite giving you a beautiful burst of flavour.
Thye Hong also serves their noodles with handmade fishcakes, something you rarely see at other fishball noodle stalls nowadays. Unlike most stalls that fry their fishcakes, Thye Hong simply boils and slices them. The fishcakes have a hint of sweetness which might not appeal to some, but it certainly helps to balance out the overall savouriness of the dish.
As Mr Wee is currently running the stall by himself, the flavour of the fishcakes might be inconsistent at times. However, simply add some soy sauce and sliced chillies and you’re good to go!
Try Thye Hong Handmade Fishball Noodle Today!
As Thye Hong is only open for five hours every morning and coupled with their immense popularity, you would definitely want to head down early to not miss out on this delectable dish. What are you waiting for? Hurry down today!
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-36, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Operating Hours: Daily except for Mon & Thurs, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cover Photo: @almeric7 (Instagram), @vinnythemarv (Instagram)
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