Best Teochew Fishball Noodle 潮州鱼丸面 in Singapore

If you are a Singaporean living abroad, or just return home after a long trip, you would never rush to a restaurant but a hawker center to order one or two of these dishes: Teochew Fishball Noodle 潮州鱼丸面 (or a variant Bak Chor Mee 肉脞面 ), Char Kway Teow, Hainanese Chicken Rice.

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After 20 years I finally found last night the nostalgic 1960s / 70s old taste (古早味) of Teochew Fishball noodle, right at an inconspicuous corner of the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Block 339 (opposite Bishan Park) Kopitiam foodcourt.

More surprisingly, a China new migrant was taking my order with his perfect Beijing Chinese accent and spoke with the other Chinese migrant cook behind the steamy stall.

It is a good sign: younger new migrants with better education are taking over the traditional hawkers who retire en masse in recent years, with no children willing to learn the hardship trade.

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Have you seen a Chinese flipping the roti prata at an Indian hawker stall ?
He smiled when I was shocked, said,
“Roti prata is easy, same as our 葱油饼 (Chinese Onion Pizza).”

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