Mei Hua Garden FishBall Noodle has $3 mee pok in Jalan Batu
Fishball noodles, or minced meat noodles AKA bak chor mee, are a perennial favourite among Singaporeans. If you’re on a budget, one particular stall that’s worth checking out is Mei Hua Garden Fishball Noodle, which sells cheap fishball noodles priced at just $3.
Run by an elderly couple—Aunty takes your order while Uncle cooks—the humble stall in 4A Jalan Batu Hawker Centre is popular among residents for their old-school fishball noodles. Each bowl is priced at just $3 for a regular portion or $4 for a bigger serving.
Noodle options include mee pok, yellow noodles, kway teow, and a lesser-seen lau shu fen, also known as mee tai bak. Choose to have yours dry or in soup; the former features springy noodles tossed in an aromatic chilli and vinegar combination, mixed together with crispy shallots. The sauce, while flavourful, leans salty, but I appreciate how the noodles are not overcooked.
You also get a few slices of fish cake and two fishballs, if you opted for the $3 serving.
The nearest train station from Mei Hua Garden Fishball Noodle is Mountbatten MRT Station, which is an 11-minute walk away.
If you’re looking for more popular mee pok to try, check out our roundup of the best bak chor mee stalls in Singapore, where we visited and ranked 10 places.
Another must-visit stall in the same Jalan Batu hawker centre is Feng Ji Kway Chap, which sells $2.50 kway chap sets from 6am daily. Otherwise, venture a little further to Kallang Wave Mall to get thick and floppy waffles with peanut butter at Levure Naturelle!
Address: 4A Jalan Batu, #01-17, Jalan Batu Hawker Centre, Singapore 432004
Opening hours: Fri-Wed, 8am to 1:30pm
Mei Hua Garden Fishball Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Anthia Chng and edited by Melvin Mak.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.