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Fuzhou fishball that’ll get you hooked

By Dr Leslie Tay
9 November 2011 2:17 PMUpdated 09 Nov 2011

Fuzhou fishball that’ll get you hooked

Overall rating: 4/5

There aren't many stalls left selling Fuzhou fishballs since the Fuzhou (Hockchew) community in Singapore is pretty small, so I haven't actually eaten Fuzhou fishball which I would highly recommend until now.

Besides fishball filled with minced pork, this stall also sells meatballs which are equally addictive and a very interesting dumpling wrapped in "yan pi". The owner of the stall explained to me that "yan pi" is a dumpling skin made from hammering pork till it becomes a resilient, stretchable membrane. This ingredient is typically used in Fuzhou cuisine. The stall has been around for two generations and our more matured readers might still remember the days the stall operated from China Street. They are still faithfully sticking to tradition and making their pork and fish balls from scratch daily. If you have not really given Fuzhou fishball a try, I would highly recommend this stall to you.

Lor mee

Other than the Fuzhou fishball, this stall is also well-known for its lor mee. I used to think that lor mee was a Hokkien dish, but it turned out that the Fuzhou people also have the dish in their culture. Fuzhou is, after all, one municipality within the Fujian province, so I guess it is just a variation of that dish. I think the lor mee was competent but not stellar. I would definitely visit this stall for the Fuzhou fishball and might order the lor mee if I have a craving.

If Fuzhou fishball has not been one of the things you look forward to eating then this stall might just change your mind.

Rating – Food: 4; Value: 3; Service: 3

Zhong Xing Foo Chow Fishballs

Blk 148, Silat Avenue

Opening hours: Daily: 7:30am- 5pm; closed on Tues

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