Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Zhong Crayfish Seafood Soup at Ang Mo Kio Central

Henry Tay, 38, the owner of this stall serving mainly the Crayfish Seafood Soup at the coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio central, directly facing the MRT station. His stall was featured in the recent episode of Buzzing Hawker. Henry has about 20 years of cooking experiences. He worked in a Western restaurant after his national service before starting his hawker stall. He created his own recipe for the seafood soup using 8 different types of ingredients before Chef Michael Lau, his mentor chef adjusted it by adding flower crabs as part of the ingredients for making the soup. I was there close to 2 pm for a late lunch. There was another customer right in front of me, waiting for her order to be ready. I waited for a few minutes to order. This was before the particular episode that featured the stall was aired on TV. 

The menu includes Seafood Soup ($4.00/$6.00), Fish Soup ($4.00/$6.00), Fish Head Soup ($5.00) and Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($4.50). Other than rice, the other choices are fresh mee sua, thick bee hoon, porridge, bee hoon, ban mian and mee kia for $0.50. I decided to go with the large portion of Seafood soup and opted to have it with the fresh mee sua for $0.50. 

It consists of a substantial portion of mee sua with fresh tasting ingredients like the sliced fish, prawns, handmade meatballs, tofu, sliced tomato, vegetable and a piece of dried beancurd skin.  It was garnished with fried garlic and chopped coriander. The soup was much lighter as compared to the famous Yan Ji Seafood Soup at Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre with a hint of natural sweetness. The fresh mee sua is different than the usual mee sua, it was slightly thicker and not as mushy which I liked. 

It was rather comforting though not the tastiest choice. 

Block 721 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-2823 SINGAPORE 560721
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm (Daily)

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