Fravel has sampled countless fried fish soup over the years, given that this is one of our favourite local dishes. The soup and fish (and also lard for some!) combination, if cooked to perfection, could leave us craving for much more. This time round, we head over to the busy Smith Street Food Centre (yes, that means hustling with the office and elderly crowd in Chinatown!) to sample a fish soup stall with a quirky name – Mr Fish.
Our expectations were set rather high, given the rave reviews by fellow food bloggers. But we had to taste it ourselves to justify braving the heat and waiting time.
First up was the Fish Head Bee Hoon (SGD$5.50). Fish lovers will rejoice at the chunky fish head bites – a portion of the fish that is often much tastier than fish slices. But of course, the drawback will be countless bones within the meat. Thankfully, the bones are massive, which makes removing them a cinch. It’s heavenly, to say the least. Paired with the soup (without milk) and pork lard, this is well worth piling on the calories! Then again, we could think of more unhealthy dishes in our arsenal…
We also sampled the Sliced Fish Bee Hoon (SGD$5.00). This is the non-fried variant, and it’s a tad cheaper than the fish head version. The richness of the soup is still present, but we still prefer the meaty, chunky taste of the fish head. Nevertheless, still worth a shot if you’re too lazy to de-bone the fish!
Is this one of the best fish bee hoon we’ve tasted? Pretty much so, and it ranks on par with other favourites at Beach Road and Maxwell Food Centre. Brave the heat and crowd for lunch, because they are closed rather early at 4pm. This is well worth the hustle with fellow fish bee hoon lovers!
Mr Fish (Facebook)
Address: Smith Street Food Centre, 335 Smith Street #02-073 (Green zone), Singapore 050335 Contact: 90297508, Opening hours: 10:00AM to 4:00PM