Liang Court (nearest MRT station: Fort Canning) just added a new food court that, while having Japanese words splashed all over the signs, served a variety of local food, like Nam Kee Pau, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Scissors Cut Curry Rice and Ban Mian. Why? Because it’s operated by “Let’s Eat!”.
One of the stalls, hidden within the food court, was Handmade Fishball Noodles that was reportedly the one from Redhill 85. You won’t miss that stall, for it had the longest queue in the otherwise quiet food court.
I ordered its Set A, which served the typical fishball noodles (with 5 fishballs) and a gigantic fishcake.
The noodles were somewhat OK; the texture was near-mushy (although I expected my mee pok to be springy) and the sauce was your run-of-the-mill tomato sauce. The fishballs were light and bouncy. I wouldn’t say I was washed over by a tide of the ocean, perhaps just a gentle day by the beach J
The fishcake was its redeeming factor. Perhaps I was used to having thin slices of fishcake; having a pad of fishcake cut into thick slices offered a different kind of chewing experience. Yes, the fishcake was chewy and didn’t taste like it was all flour.
Considering that the Fort Canning MRT station just opened beside Liang Court, and that the latter offers a great variety of Japanese-themed food and products, notwithstanding that it is a surprisingly quiet place to shop in, I would say it is worth popping by for a taste of this Handmade Fishball Noodles. For those of you visiting Singapore, you should definitely drop by for a bite, especially if you are in Clarke Quay area!
The food court can be found at level 1, where the McDonald’s used to be.
Food Court in Liang Court
177 River Valley Rd
If you are craving for dessert after you had your fill with Handmade Fishball Noodle, pop down to basement 1 for a creamy cream puff at Tampopo Deli (not to be confused with the Tampopo restaurant at level 1).
The cream puff had a light, crispy skin and filled entirely with sweet and rich cream. An equivalent comparison is that of Beard Papa; the cream is more dense at Tampopo’s and is sweeter to the taste buds, but trust me, one puff is enough!