Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Eunos 1A Seng Kee Minced Meat Noodles: Fish Maw Soup and Pork Ribs
This is a popular place for bak chor mee (minced meat noodles) and opens only in the day (7am to 4.30pm). It also serves a really good fish maw soup and pork rib noodles, so that's what I came for today. But I had no idea the fish maw soup was in such a large serving (S$10/12) which would have been enough for four to share. The waitress recommended that I take the fish maw soup with noodles (dry) at S$7 and add a S$2 portion of pork ribs.
The pork ribs were stewed until the meat all but threatened to fall away once picked up. Even the soft bones were tender and powdery...if only it had a bit more crunch to it - I love chewing soft bones, even very hard ones (oh well, I may have been a dog in a past life). In terms of flavour, I still prefer the stewed pork at Leong Kee's. The noodles were quite good even if slightly wet and soft. I really liked the sambal but both that and the gravy had an overpowering layer of oil. I wished there were more noodles though. I think it was all gone in five mouthfuls. Boy was I glad I had the big bowl of soup to fill me up.
This was a large bowl with a large spoon. Generous clumps of fish maw pieces and minced meat adorned the cloudy, flavourful soup. The flavour is quite intense but almost too umami, if that's even possible. I'm quite sure the sweetness of the soup was not all from boiling scallops and pork bones (a lot of vendors add sugar to their soups, even for something as bland as yong tau foo). I sensed a distinct sugar high after eating this and had to walk it off a bit.
Still yet to try the bak chor mee, but that's a story for another day.
EUNOS 1A SENG KEE MINCED MEAT NOODLES
316 Changi Road (in a row of shophouses)
Open daily 7am to 4.30pm
(they may be closed on certain days, which they will announce via posters in the shop)