Blanco Court is one of the old food haunts in Singapore that has become extinct. Pidemco-Raffles Properties purchased Blanco Court, situated at the junction of Ophir Road and North Bridge Road, in 1997 to retrofit it into a hospital and medical centre. The Raffles Hospital now stands in the spot where the popular Blanco Court food centre used to be. The food centre had famous stalls selling Kway Chap, Fish Soup, Prawn Mee and other local delicacies. Today there are are number of hawker stalls with “Blanco Court” as part of their names. A Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles has been operating in Beach Road for some years. It has just set up shop at a new location – 325 Beach Road. We cannot be certain that it is the original sliced fish soup stall from the old Blanco Court but it does serve delicious sliced fish noodles.
Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles was operating at Luk Lu Eating House at 341 Beach Road. It now has a new address and occupies an entire shophouse at 325 Beach Road, opposite The Concourse. The well lit space looks spartan but functional. It is like an old style coffee shop with only one food stall. Like in a hawker centre, Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles is a self-service stall. You place your order and pay at the counter and wait to collect your food.
Besides fish soup, there are several zhi char items on its menu – including fried chicken wings, deep fried batang fish and prawn roll.
I decided to try their Fried Fish Soup with Yee Mee ($5). The milky broth was rich and tasty. There was a generous amount of thinly sliced bitter gourd and fried anchovies. The fish fried with a thin coat of batter was firm with a slightly soggy exterior. It was fresh and did smell or taste fishy.
It was the first time I was eating yee mee with fish soup. The noodles were nicely simmered till they were just slightly soft. There was a nice aroma. The combination of the fish soup and yee mee was better than expected. It was a nice change from the usual bee hoon.
On the whole it was an enjoyable bowl of noodles in a clean comfortable space. I would go back to Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles to try other items on their menu.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles
325 Beach Road
Mon – Sat : 9.30 am to 8 pm
Closed on Sunday
Nearby MRT Station : Nicoll Highway