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Song Kee Fishball Noodle
First of all, be aware that if you want to go for Song Kee fishball noodles, there are at least three stalls so far bearing the name Song Kee and all serve fishball noodles. Two in Toa Payoh Lorong 5 food centre and the last one can be found at Upper Serangoon Road – which is the one we are reviewing here. Most of the food review blogs got it messed up with the name, address or operating hours. So, do check before you head down for your fishball noodle.
We tried the Song Kee Kway Teow soup from the Toa Payoh food centre in the morning and Song Kee Fishball noodles at Serangoon Road at night. Take note that both the Song Kee Fishball Noodles at Toa Payoh Lorong 5 and Serangoon road only open at night through till dawn. Song Kee Fishball noodle at Serangoon road has no official opening hours, they may open anytime from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for business and you just have to depend on your luck. On the day of visit, we waited till 7.20pm before the shutters were drawn up; however, the long queue had already formed, waiting patiently for the door to open.
Song Kee fish roll, fish dumpling and fish ball soup
The standard soup is typically served with fish balls, fish dumpling, fish roll and Tao pok stuffed with fish paste. The soup base was light milky white in colour; a good sign – only long hours of boiling could emulsify bone and other ingredients to achieve such a milky white stock. It may look ordinary – but the taste was really spectacular. The melding of sweetness and tastiness was simply divine.
The fish dumpling was one of the best we have tried so far. The dumpling skin was malleable and thin, the stuffing tasted of expensive dried sole and well seasoned meat, and we were pleasantly surprised by the unrivaled intensity of the flavour from the fish dumpling and the freshness of the fish ball as well. Perhaps, being 100% handmade truly makes a big difference than those made by machine. Overall, the fantastic soup and all the different fish variations made up a truly stellar ensemble.
Song Kee Mee Pok dried with chili sauce
Besides the soup and the fish ball, really good fish ball noodles is not complete without noodles of the right texture and seasoning. We could not find fault with the noodles here, as the one we tried had the right amount of springiness, neither too soggy nor too dry. The seasoning was heavily loaded with dried shrimps to enhance the fragrance of the dish, though it was still not quite as flavourful as some other good fish ball noodles we’ve tried. That might be due to the lack of pork lard, which compromised the taste a little, but overall it was still a great bowl of noodles that’s worth a try.
Just before we had our Song Kee fishball, my chubby boy and Glutton Princess already had their dinner at the Suriya curry house a few doors down. (By the way, that is the shop where you can find one of the best Roti John in Singapore, reserve some capacity in your tummy to try it out if possible! Read our review under Roti John to find out more.) But the two of them could still wolf down another bowl of mee pok, truly living up to the name of Glutton family.
Overall, we strongly recommend Song Kee fish soup mixture along with a bowl of noodles, which will definitely make a scrumptious meal for the day.
Song Kee Fishball Noodle
Address: 532 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore 534547
Operating Hours: Elastic time, may start anytime from 6.45pm to 7.30pm and end at 3am to 5pm.