Friday, September 03, 2021

Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee - Teochew Fish Ball Noodle in Gourmet Street Coffee Shop @ Jalan Berseh [Singapore]

To be honest, I would not have ventured to this part of Jalan Berseh, behind Berseh Food Centre, if not for a documentary on Channel NewsAsia that showcases hawker culture.

One of the hawkers interviewed for the show was the current operator of Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee, who is a second generation hawker with a 50-year recipe inherited from his father! 

Obviously, I was enamored by the bowls of teochew fish ball noodle and my first attempt to try it was thwarted when it was sold out shortly after I joined the queue. I returned a few weeks later, and this time, I dropped by before the peak lunch hour. 

With less than four persons in the queue, I secured my bowl of noodle at no time; a small bowl at S$3.00 with mee pok and a bit of chilli. 

Noodle was cooked al dente but the flavour didn't wow, unlike the Chao Zhou Fishball Noodle in Toa Payoh. Nonetheless, it's still a hearty bowl of noodle that nearby residents would likely crave for every now and then. For someone living in Yishun, it's a lot less likely. 

One thing to note is that teochew fish ball noodle stalls usually don't include ingredients like minced meat, char siew and fish dumpling and for S$3.00 a bowl; the pricing was more than reasonable to fill one's tummy, albeit with more variety of ingredients. 

Fish balls were chewy and tasty although they were not of ping-pong size. Fish dumpling, the craze nowadays in many local noodle stalls, was good and didn't stinge on the meat. Char siew was a surprise as such leanness doesn't appeal to me and I will associate it with blandness. 

Simply not the case here as each slice of char siew had a good bite with a decent flavour. Granted not as unforgettable as those juicy, fat, charred ones, but amongst lean style char siew; one of the better ones around. Needless to say, I cleaned up the bowl in no time! 


27 Jalan Berseh, 
Within Gourmet Street Coffee Shop,
Singapore 200027

As above.

Operating Hours
5.30 am to 1.30 pm / till sold out
(Closed on Sundays)

Teochew Fish Ball Noodle - S$3.00

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