Song Heng Fish Ball Noodles is a hawker store located at the Telok Blangah Crescent NEA hawker center. They serve light noodles with good quality hand-made fishballs.
Furthermore, a typical visit to Telok Blangah Crescent will see long snaking queues in front of their store unit (#01-124). Also, notably, they are opened only during the morning to lunchtime periods since the wee hours as a breakfast place from 5am. Preparations for starts as early as 1am in the morning. A typical queue takes about 15-20 minutes long on average and are longest during the noon lunchtime peak peroid.
Moreover, they are cooked by an uncle (Khoo Song Hiang) and his wife who were both really friendly. They had been in the fishball business for over 50 years, with half of it here. I found their fishballs to be pretty good. On the noodles, it is best paired with chili sauces. Their noodles are served with a typical choosing in your choice, like yellow noodles, kuay teow (flat noodles), vermicelli (bee boon) or mee pok and are cooked and seasoned well with their base sauces.
Tasty dry Fishball noodles
Additionally, having said that, the variant to go for here is noodles dry, where you can taste their sauces. This is a special mix of chilli, lard oil, fish sauce, vinegar, and soy sauce.
The selling point of Song Heng is of course are their freshly-made fishballs. They are tasty and firm to the bite and flavourful without being too salty. The meat also has a consistent texture on it without being lumpy or overly stuffed with fillers. Also, you can also buy 10 pieces of their fishballs by itself at $2.50 a box. Their noodles are well cooked without being too soggy and garnished with generous servings of parsley.
However, I have to strike off some points off for the long queues and ambience. The hawker center can be rather messy with lots of pigeons. While most Singaporeans do not mind queuing for good food, I found it hard to to recommend the stall and to justify spending a good clunk of your lunchtime to queue for their Fishball Noodles.
The fishball noodles are great, but not that great enough to be worthy given the ambience and long queue. This considering the hawker center having 4 more other fishball noodle stalls with similar offerings. Notably, a smarter move will be to visit will be after the lunch peak periods nearing 3pm before their closing.
All in all, I would recommend to shortlist Song Heng Fishball Noodle when you are in the area. It is notably conveniently near Safra Mt Faber and the South ridges park connectors we visited previously, great for a short lunch break out in the Telok Blangah neighborhood.
Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid
Song Heng Fishball Noodle Locality Map
11 Telok Blangah Crescent, Unit #01-124
Opens daily from: 5:00am- 3:00pm
Closed on Mondays and Sundays (rest days)