It was an early lunch on a weekday. I was hoping to meet Gilbert there but it was his dad manning the stall at that time. Gilbert is the third-generation hawker and the face of this noodle stall that named after his father. He is working with his dad in a team to take charge of this unassuming noodle stall at this food centre and that somehow explained why are they able to operate such a long hours, they start at 7.00 am to 10.00 pm with a 1 hour break in between from Monday to Friday and only from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm on weekends. By the way, Gilbert is named the Most Handsome Hawker in 2005 in the National Day edition by The Straits Time. The father was not as friendly nor as chatting as Gilbert as there was no smile on his face, i guess he is just not used to being chatty. I could hear a soft thank you when i was about to move off with my tray.
The choices available are the dry and the soup version at $3.50, $5.00 and $6.00. The top's pick as indicated is the $5.00 portion and that was my choice too. And, i requested to have extra chilli added and that turned out to be quite a mistake later.
As i was the only customer at that time, i gotten my order after a short wait. The ingredients were served separately in the bowl of soup that came along with the noodle. It came with quite a big portion of mee pok served with coarsely chopped spring onions and a bit too much chilli. It was partly my fault as i requested for an extra amount to be added. I would prefer the other version that they added tomato sauce to the noodles which i tasted the previous time that cooked by Gilbert. The presentation reminded me of another rather popular fishball noodle stall over at Toa Payoh Lorong 7.
For just $5, it came with a big bowl of soup with ingredients like slices of pork's liver, lean meat and fish cake together with minced meat, fishballs and meatball. I could detect the natural sweetness in the soup and the freshness of the pork's liver.
It was quite a pleasant lunch.
AH TER TEOCHEW FISH BALL NOODLES
7 Maxwell Road #01-47 Amoy Street Food Centre SINGAPORE
Operating Hours: 7.00 am to 4.00 pm / 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
7.00 am to 2.00 pm (Sat & Sun)