Stumbled upon this sign while on my way to visit a friend in SGH (Singapore General Hospital). As I haven't had lunch and fish head noodles is one of my favourite dishes, I came back to Ka Soh Seafood Restaurant for lunch after visiting my friend.
Ka Soh restaurant is housed inside a colonial era building re-purposed as the Alumni Association today. There are many such buildings dotted all over Singapore (and also Malaysia which together with Singapore was part of British Malaya).
Inside the little restaurant, it was very neat, simple and quite comfortable.
I remember Ka Soh as Swee Kee which was one of my late dad's favourite places for fish head bee hoon. It was then that I acquired a taste for toman fish head noodles.
I was alone so I zeroed in on Ka Soh's signature fish head noodles. Ka Soh has other zhi char type dishes like hor fun, fried chicken, curry chicken etc which I shall try next time with more makan troops.
I had this single pax serving of fish head noodles for $9.90.
First things, first. The soup, and it was very good, in that it was the real deal.
The milky looking soup had a nice round, smooth body and depth of robust savoury flavours in layers with subtle underlying sweetness. It was made the traditional way by slow stewing toman or snakehead fish bones. (I dislike those restaurants that "cheat" by thickening the soup with evaporated milk. None of that nonsense at Ka Soh.)
My memory is that the fish soup was whiter and sweeter at old Swee Kee.
I had fun digging the fish meat out of the fish head bone crevices. The meat though was tender almost leaning on mushy and was just sufficiently fresh. It was subtly sweetish with traces of earthiness (snakeheads are river / pond fish).
I had the thick bee hoon. It was the generic kind with a plastic spring to the bite and no rice aroma or flavour at all.
The next time, I shall choose hor fun.
Restaurant name: Ka Soh
Address: 2 College Rd, Singapore 169850 (Medical Alumni Complex)
GPS: 1°16'56.9"N 103°50'08.9"E 🌐 1.282472, 103.835797
Nearest MRT: Outram (East West Line)
Tel: +65 6473 6686
Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm | 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Date visited: 11 Sep 2019