Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jacky Chan's Fish Soup...Without Milk

Sliced Fish Bee Hoon Without Milk

Actually, I don't think this place has anything to do with Jacky Chan. But the Chinese characters for yesterday's Cheng Long place turned out to be the same as the martial artist's name, which is much easier to remember. We came down to the VivoCity location today, and this time I made sure to get it without the evaporated milk.

I was a bit surprised to find that the broth was completely clear (I was hoping that there would have been some natural murkiness that arose from the cooking process), but I still liked this better than the milk version, especially since it went well with the veggies and fried shallots. I also liked my choice of skinnier bee hoon rather than the standard spaghetti-like version, the latter of which was too slippery for me to effectively grab with chopsticks.

I'll stay away from the deep fried version though, as the fish just wasn't as good with all of that batter all over it. I also tried some mee sua noodles, but it just made everything too heavy. So the non-milk, non-fried, skinny bee hoon version is going to be my preferred configuration.


Anonymous said...

You could try Han Kee or Piao Ji at Amoy Street FC. Both are the non-milk, non-fried kind, the former being one of the best fish soup in singapore. q is horrendous at lunch, so go there early.

Kathy said...

These two places are pretty good. I'm not sure which one is better though.

There's a shop opposite Bugis Junction at Tan Quee Lan Street that sells fish soup too. They open till late.