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新加坡潮州鱼丸面/肉脞面

Singapore hawker centers have this popular Teochew (ChaoZhou) noodle dish in 2 varieties: Fishball or Bak Chor (Minced Pork) from S$ 3 to S$6 (Michelin class) a plate. It is so common to locals that we hardly treasure it, but once away from the island for months or years, we would crave for it nostalgically. I once took a 7-hour train from Southern France city Toulouse to Paris in 1979, just to taste this nostalgic home dish cooked by a petite Singapore Embassy’s Secretary-cum-hawker-Chef.

Why “Teochew” fish ball? the legend goes back to the First Chinese Emperor QinShi HuangDi (秦始皇帝) who liked to eat fish but hated the bones (nice fish has plenty of tiny bones), so a Teochew chef in desperation used the back of knife to beat the de-boned fish meat out of frustration and fear, accidentally invented the minced fish meat in a ball shape, which pleased the Emperor greatly. The fishball recipe quickly spread to whole China.

1. 鱼丸面 Fishball Noodle

2. 肉脞面 (Bak Chor Mee)

Experience from a tourist – Singapore Best “Tai Hua” 大华 Bak Chor Mee

Simplest Singapore Oyster Omelette 新加坡 蚵煎

Sweet Potato Flour 蕃薯粉 : 30 g

Water: 90 cc

Oyster : 5 – 8 pieces

Egg: 3

Spring onion: chopped in 2-inch length

Sauce: fish sauce 鱼露 (1 Tbsp), 胡椒粉 pepper (added in the eggs)

Tip for crispy Oyster Omelette : Pour bit-by-bit the flour batter into the pan, don’t rush to pour all in one go, otherwise too wet the omelette. Fry it crispy in hot oil, then add another layer of egg.