Hup Kee Fishball Noodles – Amazing Handmade Fishballs by Two Brothers from Kuantan!
Fishball noodles – the food of every Singaporean’s childhood. The highlight of every bowl of noodles is definitely the fishballs. I used to be fine with having pre-made fishballs but after trying those of the handmade variety, I’m never going back. Fresh and bouncy fishballs are the way to go!
Hailing from Kuantan, Malaysia, are the two brothers who run HupKee Fishball at Ang Mo Kio. The recipe for this bowl of noodles was passed down by their father who worked on a fish farm. This is their first outlet in Singapore after first starting operations in Malaysia.
Mr Tan and his brother are famous in the area for their handmade fishballs. Instead of ordering pre-made fishballs which contain flour, he scrapes the meat off the yellowtail fish by hand daily. The fishballs contain no preservatives and cannot be kept for long.
Odd and unevenly shaped fishballs pay testament to their handcrafted nature. None of them look exactly the same! Since the fishballs contain absolutely no flour, its no surprise that their fishballs are so bouncy.
We tried their dry ($3.50/$4.50) and soup ($3.50/$4.50) fishball noodles. According to Mr Tan, the noodles that they use are currently sourced locally. However, he is considering importing the noodles from Malaysia in the future, due to the difference in the texture of the noodles.
The dry version comes with a bowl of soup, containing a few slices of fishcake, seaweed, tau pok and 2 fishballs. It also comes topped with the classic fried shallot and chopped spring onions combination. It helps to add extra flavour to the noodles, and we like their fishcakes as well, it’s soft and tender on the inside.
The noodles are dunked in a tub of ice cold water after being cooked in boiling water, in order to stop the cooking process and prevent the noodles from sticking to each other. They make their own sambal chilli too, which coated the noodles well and comes with a spicy kick.
Address: Block 158 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-590, Singapore 560158
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 8pm, open daily
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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