I confess that out of all the proteins I’ve had, fish is my least favourite. It is not usually my number one choice for a main. It’s not that I detest the taste of fish, but it has always got to do with the freshness and the texture of the protein itself. Fish, is quite a delicate protein and is easily under or over cooked. Freshness is also something that cannot be easily masked. Fishy smells are very strong. As such, I’ve had my fair share of ‘not so satisfactory’ fish dishes and remain quite skeptical of them.
On the contrary, my family adores fish. I would even go so far as to say that it is their favourite protein. As such, when M suggested having fish soup for lunch, I hesitated – with good reason! However, M insisted that this was a good stall. As luck and convenience would have it, this stall was located near home (Neighbourhood eats!)
Sum Kee fish meat noodle soup – I was pleasantly surprised. No fishy smell! The soup was really tasty and the fish was cooked well. The only complaint I had was that the noodles were a bit clumpy.
We also had a few side dishes to go along with the fish soup:
Beancurd with mince meat Hakka style – This was really good. Apparently, the stall makes their own tofu (thumbs up for home made tofu!) and we really enjoyed the soft, creamy texture of the beancurd.
Crispy prawn rolls – ordered this as a starter, this was just all right for us.
The dishes served here are those found in a typical coffeeshop zi char place. There is hardly any WOW factor in the dishes, but there is some solid cooking going on here. So while I was pleasantly satisfied with the fish soup that was served at this particular stall, it would take more than just one fish dish to move it up a higher position on my “list of favourite proteins”. However, this is a good start and this is a potential place to consider if you’re in the neighbourhood and in the mood for fish soup.
Add: Blk 158, #01-590 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
Tel for reservations: 64538484