Tanjong Pagar hawker centre is one of many food centres located within Singapore's central business district that attracts a large office crowd during lunch on weekdays, and i had to choose a Saturday when most stalls are closed for business.
Whatever the case, i am unwilling to travel to another hawker centre and after circling the entire second level, i guess it's safe to order from the stall with the longest queue; Blue Star Fishball Minced Meat Noodle!
It was twenty minutes before i finally got the above bowl of fishball minced meat noodles! I can empathise with the slowness since it was a one-man show and the elderly hawker had to juggle between customers' orders, cooking the noodles and even collecting the money.
I have always felt that minced meat would be a nice addition for any noodle dishes and at Blue Star, this was literally implemented together with a good mix of fishballs, slices of fishcakes, fish dumpling!
Fishballs seemed like the machine type that some of you look down upon but the texture was solid, bouncy, minus the fishy taste that some handmade fishballs have. Our mee pok was well cooked to a spring and the overall flavour was nice yet mild; a traditional taste my mom recollected from her younger days!
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-29
Tanjong Pagar Hawker Centre
Note: no pork lard on weekends.
Fishball Minced Meat Noodle - Minimum S$3