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You&Me Teochew Fish Soup Review: Muslim-Owned Stall With Fish Soup And Saba Fish Sets In Pasir Panjang

25th April 2023
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You&Me Teochew Fish Soup has halal fish soup in Pasir Panjang

Update: You&Me Teochew Fish Soup is now permanently closed.

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My family taught me to never settle for anything less than I deserve, and by that they meant that I should be getting my money’s worth of quality fish in this economy. You&Me Teochew Fish Soup uses fresh fish at their stall, which was all the reason I needed to go down to Pasir Panjang Food Centre and check them out. 

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While I have been to fish soup stalls that omit pork bones or Chinese wine from their base soup in favour of an entirely fish-based stock, You&Me Teochew Fish Soup is notable in that it is an unusual Muslim-owned Teochew fish soup stall, run by friendly hawkers Daanyel and his wife. This was great, because it meant that instead of heading down alone, I could drag my fellow fish soup enthusiast and photographer along on the long journey out of office in search of some good soup. 

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Food at You&Me Teochew Fish Soup

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First off, a classic: Spanish mackerel AKA Batang Fish Soup ($5.50). You can choose to have milk added to any of their fish soups, but we got this bowl clear to test its mettle against all the other old-school Teochew fish soups I grew up eating. 

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Our bowl came with a good amount of skinless batang fish slices in varying sizes, sliced to a nice thickness I was satisfied with. It was a little drier than I preferred, and also a little too flaky, but overall my craving for fresh fish was met as the fish here wasn’t fishy and had the sweetness I like in my mackerels. 

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While I was happy that the freshness of the batang fish meant it wasn’t an overpowering force in the broth, my main impression of the soup was that it was salty. Not to the point they were trying to match the salt content of the ocean they got the fish from, but I was a little taken aback on my first sip. Otherwise, the umaminess of the fish stock, aromatic ginger slices, as well as the tang from the pickled veggies made this a flavourful soup. 

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We got rice to go with the dish in a separate bowl, and having it together with the soup tempered the saltiness somewhat, allowing you to appreciate its taste soup much better. 

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The Fried Fish Soup ($5.50) with beehoon is another classic dish we tried, with a heap of slippery noodles, large pieces of fried dory fish, ikan billis, and milk added to the base soup broth. 

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I’m not a huge fan of milky broth for my fish soups as I often feel the milk diminishes the mild, clean flavours of Teochew fish soup, but this was a stall where I actually preferred the milk broth to the clear. The addition of the sweet milk balanced out the salty broth, making that aspect of the soup less apparent.

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What was regrettably salty this time was the fried fish. To You&Me Teochew Fish Soup’s credit though, the battered dory fish was quite tasty and the parts that weren’t soaked into the soup were still crisp.

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Another thing I liked about this dish was that the beehoon was QQ and easy to slurp up. You get a generous portion of noods in the bowl, which made it a rather filling meal.  

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The Rice With Saba Fish And Egg ($5.50) was simple but beautifully presented, to the point the table next to us took notice and asked us what it was. For this dish, you also get your choice of black pepper, sambal chilli, or teriyaki sauce drizzled over the slab of sambal fish and egg. 

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We had teriyaki sauce drizzled over the saba fish, and I’d say this was a good, value-for-money meal if you are craving something Japanese-adjacent. The fish was firm and sweet, and I liked the crisp skin and generous portion we were given. 

One thing to take note is that the saba was quite bony, and many of the small bones could be a choking hazard if you aren’t careful. Mackerel bones are actually digestible and on the softer side, and as someone who tested it out so you don’t have to: yes, you could probably eat the bones here with no problem, but it’s not fun to do so and I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Ambience at You & Me Teochew Fish Soup

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You&Me Teochew Fish Soup is found in Pasir Panjang Food Centre, conveniently located next to Pasir Panjang MRT Station. It’s a rather oddly-shaped hawker centre and can get stuffy and dim further in, but there’s enough seating scattered around that you would probably have your pick of seats with better ventilation and light anyway.

The verdict 

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Overall, I felt that we had a good lunch at You&Me Teochew Fish Soup. Nothing extraordinary, but I left with my belly satisfied and happy that I got the fresh fish that I came for. I could appreciate that the seasoning of the soup was well executed, and all the fish were cooked really well. If you’re looking for just a good, filling meal in the area, this stall is worth a visit. 

For one of my favourite Teochew fish soup stalls around, I recommend Ng Soon Kee Fish And Duck Porridge in Aljunied. Otherwise, read our Pasir Panjang Food Centre Guide for other stalls to check out in the hawker centre. 

Address: 121 Pasir Panjang Road, #01-39, Pasir Panjang Food Centre, Singapore 118543
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 3pm
Tel: 9859 9697
Website
You&Me Teochew Fish Soup is a Muslim-owned eatery

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Photos taken by Rifdi Syahir
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg

 

You&Me Teochew Fish Soup Review: Muslim-Owned Teochew Fish Soup With Fresh Fish In Pasir Panjang
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    You&Me Teochew Fish Soup Review: Muslim-Owned Teochew Fish Soup With Fresh Fish In Pasir Panjang - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Pros
Fresh fish
Close to MRT
Friendly hawkers

Cons
– kinda salty

Recommended dishes: Fried Fish Soup ($5.50), Rice with Saba Fish and Egg ($5.50)

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 12am, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 12am

Address: 121 Pasir Panjang Road, #01-39, Pasir Panjang Food Centre, Singapore 118543

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