Butterflies, sesame balls and Ghim Moh fishball noodles

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 3

Today we feature the Ghim Moh fishball noodles from the Heong Huat Fishball Noodle stall and some beautiful butterflies and sesame red bean balls from the Delisnacks stall.  Taste-wise, they are completely different. Visually they were like the beauty and the beast. The snacks were so photogenic while the noodles were so messy.

Delisnacks

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 1 (1)

Delisnacks is a stall in Ghim Moh market specialising in yummy but probably unhealthy deep-fried items. Their display case offers items for sale such as deep-fried sweet potatoes, red bean buns, green bean cakes, fried fritters (you tiao) and some other items. We decided on the butterflies (80 cents each) and the red bean sesame buns ($3 for 2).

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 4 (1)

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 2 (1)

Each butterfly was quite a large specimen. It has been some time since we ate one of these and it brings back memories of good old days. Best eaten warm and with a cup of strong black coffee. It was cool by the time it came to its turn to get eaten. That was easily resolved by a quick 3 minute toasting in the oven.

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 1

The sesame balls are the fashion models of the hawker food world. Put them in any position and they can pose and give you a good shot. They are actually light snacks. Mostly hollow, slightly chewy with a red bean coating on the inside surface. One person can easily eat three in on sitting. These are both perfect tea time snacks.

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 4

Ghim Moh Market Delisnacks butterfly bun - 2

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles

It is easy to tell from a distance what was being sold at the Heong Huat Fishball Noodle stall. The noodles are available in $3, $4 and $5 sizes. Another option is to get the basic noodles and customise the dish by specifying the extra mushrooms, fishballs and other trimmings.  We tried the $4 option.

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 1

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 2

This is what the Ghim Moh fishball noodle looked like in its takeaway pack.  It certainly did not look very appetising in this state.

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 1 (1)

Transferring the noodles into a bowl improved matters, but it was hard to make it look nice, unlike the sesame balls which knew exactly what to do. It was an adequate serving of mee pok noodles. The fishballs, slices of fish cake and a large dumpling completed the dish.

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 2 (1)

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 5

The taste of the mee pok was quite ordinary. The quantity of sauces was quite low and the chili did not have bite. Next time, we must remember to request for more sauces, especially chilli and perhaps vinegar.  The fish products were very good. The dumpling and fish balls had good taste without any fishiness. The texture was firm and bouncy. This might explain the prominence given to the fish balls in the signboard. Overall, the Ghim Moh fishball noodles from Heong Huat was a fair dish for $4.

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles Ghim Moh Market - 4

Delisnacks
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www.delisnacks.com

 

Heong Huat Fishball Noodles
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Heong Huat Facebook Page

 

Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road
Singapore 270020

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