This is the other popular noodle stall at Crawford Lane - the well loved one without the Michelin Star.
This little stall has it's own loyal following. Sixty years in the business and it's signboard simply states what it sells - "Teochew fish ball noodle". Without a stall name, it's variously known as "Blk 462 bak chor mee" or "Wiseng bak chor mee". Singaporeans often refer to Teochew noodles as "bak chor mee" or minced pork noodles.
This popular noodle stall is at Wiseng Food Place at Blk 462, Crawford Lane. (The famous one with the Michelin Star, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is 50+ paces away at Blk 466.)
The wait can be quite long here (20 - 30 minutes) as some customers have long take away lists and they have very customised orders.... more chili, less vinegar, no taugeh (bean sprouts), etc etc.
Mr Ng who does all the cooking and mixing of sauces obliges all the customer's requests 😃 many of whom are regulars.
I just have the normal SGD4 one lah. I never ever ask for special orders one 😃
The noodles, fish balls, fish cake slices, pork balls etc were all generic, factory supplied.
There were a few slices of fresh lean pork and some minced pork with nice porcine flavour. Then, there was a dollop of fried garlic with lard and cracklings.
Mr Ng is generous with his house blended sauce. There is enough of it to fully coat every strand of mee pok with a gooey greasy slick. (I had wanted the slender mee kia which would pick up the sauce better but it was already sold out at 11:00am when I reached the front of the queue.)
The noodles were done half a notch less than al dente. The strands were wet, almost dripping wet with the heavy oily sauce which is loaded with a harmonised savoury-spicy-tangy-sweet blend. It's a very tasty sauce with a nice toasty, spicy tingle. As I slurped up the noodles, the heavy slick greased my lips and a couple of stray oily droplets flicked onto my white t-shirt 😂
I can't think of a "dry" noodle sauce I like better than this (except perhaps for this - Macpherson BCM).
I like Uncle Ng's clear soup as it has the natural sweetness of fresh pork.
👉 Love Mr Ng's delicious sauce a lot. It's not too robust and quite a complex blend of flavours from spicy to savoury, tangy and sweet all well balanced. I struggled a bit to hold myself back from an immediate second round as I was on my way to another lunch. It's that addictive 😋
I am adding this stall to my best fish ball noodle list even though their fish balls are factory supplied because their sauce is simply outstanding.
Restaurant name: Teochew Fish Ball Noodle
Address: Wiseng Food Place, Blk 462, Crawford Lane, Singapore (near Lavender MRT station)
GPS: 1°18'16.2"N 103°51'39.2"E | 1.304488, 103.860879
Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm (Sundays off)
Date visited: 17 Dec 2016
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