Walking into Bedok North Hawker Centre in the evening, it’s so deserted you might think that the whole place is closed. Only a couple of stalls are opened for dinner and one of them is Sin Ho. Serving fish soup in the day, the stall transforms into a Cantonese zi char at night. While we were there, Sin Ho had a steady flow of patrons either eating in or taking away. As we’ve only heard good things about the food here, we were excited to see what the hype was about.
Of course, we had to order Sin Ho’s Prawn Paste Chicken (S$8) which is highly raved about. Perfectly fried to a beautiful shade of red as har cheong gai should be, the tantalizing aroma of prawn paste overwhelmed us. One bite in and we totally got the hype surrounding these 6 pieces of chicken. The skin was incredibly crispy and fragrant and the meat was just so juicy and tender. Sin Ho’s rendition is probably one of the best har cheong gai in Singapore.
We also tried the popular Batang Fish Soup (S$4). The clear soup came with a chock full of ingredients: fish slices, tofu, tomatoes, bitter gourd and some leafy greens. For S$4, the portion was generous. We could tell that the fish was really fresh from the bite and slight chew we got. Additionally, the fish slices were thickly cut and extremely smooth. Despite being a light dish, the soup packed flavour, especially with the bitter gourd providing an added dimension to the soup.
At Sin Ho, the fried fish slices for the Fried Fish Soup (S$4) came in a separate bowl, unlike other fish soup stalls where it’s usually inside the soup. The fried fish had a crispy batter that was fried to golden brown. Although there was a lingering taste of the batter, we think that it had a good batter to fish ratio. The fried fish here reminded us of Western-styled fish and chips too!
We were definitely impressed by the quality and portions of the food at Sin Ho and we can confidently say that our meal was truly satisfying. We’d also come back here just for the har cheong gai.
216 Bedok North Street 1
Bedok North Hawker Centre #01-75
Wed to Sun: 8.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
(Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Bedok