As we approach the final quarter of the year, we’re undoubtedly seeing more rainy skies and chilly winds. Well I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a nice warm bowl of fish soup to warm up on a cold rainy day. Here are 4 fish soups in Singapore that are the perfect treat for those chilly afternoons!
Ng Soon Kee Fish & Duck Porridge –
Located within Geylang East Market & Food Centre, Ng Soon Kee Fish & Duck Porridge has been around for over 60 years! Despite only being open 4 days per week, this humble stall has its loyal supporters, as evidenced by the long queues regularly seen at their stall.
Every bowl is cooked individually to order, and will stop once they exhaust that day’s stock of fish. As such, the fish in guaranteed to be fresh, and the freshness shows in the soup! A simple bowl of their Mackerel Fish Soup starts at $3, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for some good eats on a budget.
Location: 117 Aljunied Ave 2, #01-11, Singapore 380117
Operating Hours: 12pm-6pm (Wed-Sat), (Closed Sun-Mon)
Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon –
Nestled in the ever-popular Maxwell Food Centre, Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon remains one of the most popular lunch spots for office crowds around the area. This stall specialises in a fish soup of the Cantonese variety, in both the milky and clear options!
Depending on your personal fish soup preference, you can opt for their Fried Fish Soup or the Sliced Fish Soup (from $4 each). Their milky soup style is flavourful, with a strong savory aftertaste, so be sure to check it out!
Location: 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-77, Singapore 069184
Operating Hours: 11:30am-8:30pm (Fri-Wed), (Closed on Thur)
First Street Teochew Fish Soup –
With a total of 3 outlets, First Street Teochew Fish Soup might be one of the most well-known fish soups in the country! Their Teochew-style fish soup is distinctively sweet, and all ingredients are prepared fresh daily from as early as 3am!
Despite having 3 outlets, their immense popularity means you’ll likely be faced with long queues. Not to worry though, as it will definitely be worth the wait! While their options can lie on the pricier side, it’s well worth it with their selection of options from Pomfret Fish Soup ($11), Batang Fish Soup ($6), and more.
Location (Kovan): 1014 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534752
Operating Hours: 8am-3:30pm (Daily)
Piao Ji Fish Porridge –
The final entry on this list once again brings us back to Maxwell Food Centre! Piao Ji also utilises premium slices of pomfret in their broths, which results in slightly pricier bowls of soup. That said, their fish is incredibly tender, and pairs perfectly with their satisfyingly rich broth.
Their fish soup also comes with a serving of prawns, and put together with their fresh pomfret, creates a the strong flavor they are known for. If you prefer a soup with heavier tastes, then this is the one you should definitely check out.
Location: 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-100 Singapore 069111
Operating Hours: 11am-3:30pm (Fri-Sun, Tues-Wed), (Closed on Mon and Thurs)