You know how sometimes our mothers constantly tell us to eat less instant noodles and to have more proper meals? Yet there’s always something more satisfying about having a quick bowl of maggi whipped up in three minutes, with an egg cracked in for extra luxury. Some might call it poor man’s cooking, but here at Fresh Fish Seafood Soup, they elevate it into an art form.
Tucked right in the back corner of Sembawang Hills Food Centre, the stall owners serve up bowl after bowl of delicious clear soup to hungry customers. You’d also notice that the owners are pretty innovative, with their unique utensil dispenser, fried garlic dispenser, coin dispenser and even spring onion dispenser.
While they’re known for their delectably soft fresh fish slices and fish head, we couldn’t help but notice their Special (S$6) and decided to order that instead. If you ever stuck between having a bowl of ke kou mian or a bowl of prawn mee, this is the bowl for you.
The bowl was brimming full of ingredients such as fresh, crunchy sweet prawns, lean and tender slices of pork, spiced meatballs and noodles. It’s essentially an extravagant bowl of maggi mee, and is perfect for those with a large appetite or for sharing.
Each of the ingredients sung their own tune and made for a really enjoyable bowl, all without having to feel guilty about downing that last drop of soup. We particularly loved their spiced meatballs, which is hardly found anywhere else. Slightly crumbly and soft, the peppery spice melded beautifully with the natural sweetness of the pork and was amplified further by the sweet savoury soup.
We do recommend eating it a bit faster while it’s still hot though, as the noodles quickly soak up the hot soup and become overcooked after a while. The stall is also notorious for sporting long queues during lunch hours, so do try to come earlier least you’re left standing in the sun.
FRESH FISH SEAFOOD SOUP (#01-36)
590 Upper Thomson Road
(Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Tues to Sat: 7am – 2.30pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio