Saturday, 17 December 2016

Best Singapore Fish Ball Noodle List - Crawford Lane Blk 462 Teochew Fish Ball Noodle

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This is the other popular noodle stall at Crawford Lane - the well loved one without the Michelin Star.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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Mr Ng who does all the cooking and mixing of sauces obliges all the customer's requests 😃 many of whom are regulars.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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).

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I like Uncle Ng's clear soup as it has the natural sweetness of fresh pork.

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👉 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.

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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)

Non Halal

Date visited: 17 Dec 2016

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