Jacky Chan's Fish Soup...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.