Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Fish Ball Noodle crew at Tanjong Pagar Market

I'm a regular here. They know my usual lunch routine: a piping hot tasty bowl of fishball rice noodle soup with bean sprouts, scallions, ground pork, and little bits of deep fried lard and shallots for extra flavor - all for only S$2.20 (US$1.40)! I've gotten sick of most hawker food already, but this is one thing that I'll still eat. Light and refreshing - a nice break from the office.

Of course, S$2.20 doesn't get you very far - I get hungry within a few hours, but that's just when I go back for my afternoon snack.

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One interesting thing about Singapore is that you have to explicitly ask for a plastic takeaway tub (which they charge extra for, I might add) - if not, then they will put it in a plastic baggie, which makes for some really awkward situations (I once made the mistake of getting it in a bag, and was told later that it looked like I was drinking out of a urine pouch).

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And for the record, "fish balls" are not fish "balls" (i.e., how do you get their legs open? ha ha). Fish balls are meatballs but with fishmeat instead. It creates a bit of a stinkier fish taste, so it's not my ideal (I'm sure my office neighbors love me for that stank), but it's a simple light taste overall, which is sometimes all that I want.

2 comments:

Beau Lotus said...

You're lucky to be able to eat fishball noodles every day if you want to. This is one of the things I miss so much about Singapore...

Anonymous said...

hahaha.. that fishball thingy got me laughing non stop.

pris