Along the stretch of shophouses near Haji Lane, there is this nostalgic old style coffeeshop selling Foo Chow delights for many years. Of course, one of the highlight is the Foo Chow fishballs which many of us are familiar with. All the Foo Chow fishballs and dumplings here are handmade from fish paste, which is a very uncommon practice to find in Singapore.
On the menu: Red wine chicken soup, Foo Chow fishballs and dumplings noodles, yam abacus and fried rice cake.
Red Wine Chicken Mee Sua ($5.00) - I totally enjoyed this bowl of red wine chicken soup. Soup was just nice, neither too thick nor oily. Flavouring was acceptable, not as heavy as its reddish appearance. Broth was lightly absorbed by the mee sua which makes it a perfect combination to eat with. Chicken meat was tender as well. However, raddish was undercook.
Foo Chow Combination ($5.00) - A bowl of combination ingredients which includes foo chow fishballs, pork dumplings and fish dumplings. Fishball is irregular in shape and totally not bouncy like the usual machine-made fishballs. However the portion of fishpaste is little, thus makes the fishball taste slightly starchy instead of bouncy. Dumplings were good, thinly wrapped with minced pork and fish. Mee pok noodles were tossed in braised black soya sauce (lor chap) which makes the springy noodles very flavoured.
Well marinated minced pork within a foochow fishball
Rather than usual brunch along the Haji lane area, do come for a filling bowl of authentic foochow fishball noodle for a change.
Address: 33 Sultan Gate Singapore 10 mins walk from Bugis MRT, near Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm everyday