Saturday, October 22, 2016

Say Seng : Old-School Fishball Noodle that has been around for 56 years

When i was just walking around and deciding what to eat, i came across this stall and what caught my attention was 'Established since 1960, well-known by its tasty and delicious mee poh" on their signboard. And, there was a short queue of about 4 people at about 11am, a particular customer was taking away a few portions. There was an elderly auntie taking away, she might not be too smiley but she is actually quite friendly. When i asked to have some red-cut chillies to go with the noodles, she just said, 'Here, just help yourself'. As it was still early and i was not too hungry then so i decided to go with dry Kway Teow at $4.00, there are also the $3.00 and $5.00 for selection. 

It is 'Self-Service' so i waited in the queue for it to be ready. Auntie was quite systematic, she will read out the orders one by one to the cook in there. The kway teow used is the thicker type and not the thinner version that is usually for Ipoh Horfun. It was perfectly cooked to the right texture without getting too soft and mushy. I requested for extra amount of chilli to be added and its spiciness has added flavor. It was served with slices of fishcake and lean meat with 2 pieces of fish balls and a halved prawn then garnished with coriander. 

It used to be cooked by an elderly couple before the current owner took over, he is also the co-owner of Claypot Rice stall next door. He has doing the cooking for a few years now. As i have never get to try it before so there would not be any comparison on their standard.

It reminded me of another stall in Ang Mo Kio where i used to eat with my late Grandpa, that stall has been taken over by a younger couple and the taste is no longer the same, i have since stopped eating there.

It has recently announced on the news about the re-development of this Golden Shoe carpark into an office building. All the hawker stalls are likely to be relocating to a new food centre just nearby but how many of these hawker stalls would still be around at that time? 

50 Market Street #03-14 Market Street Food Centre SINGAPORE 048940
Operating Hours: 7.30 am to 2.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

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