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123 Seafood is one of the three zi char stalls that pride themselves on steamed fish head in hot sauce in that chaotic corner of Chinatown Complex. While many may recognise the other two fish head stalls instead, 123 does serve a rather quaint interpretation of hot sauce fish head.⠀

The sauce in question is a very interesting cross between sour plum and peanut butter. It’s nutty, tangy, slightly sweet & spicy. It’s not particularly salty, and it’s more sweet & sour than anything else. As for the Song fish head, it was a little past peak freshness, but the flesh was still acceptably supple. The fish flesh was steamed to perfection, retaining its moist flakiness that combined with the viscous sweet & sour sauce surprisingly well. Plus, there are ultra crispy deep fried lard cubes for an extra oomph & crunch to the dish.

For fifteen bucks nett, this is a great example of why Singapore’s hawker culture has been designated as intangible cultural heritage. Delicious, satisfying heritage.

Very delicious and fresh Kuehs from kueh Ho Jiak hidden at the row of stalls behind hawker Chan.

For 2 dollars , you can do a mixture of 4 Kuehs.

My favourite will always be their sweet potato ondeh ondeh . QQ and tenders and bursting with a generous gula meleka filling .

Comfort food

Another dish from 123 Fish Head stall is this prawn paste pork. It was indeed juicy and less bone.

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With so many stalls that also sell steamed fish, there’s also this stall with no obvious signage name but just with a the name of 123 on yellow banner with their signature steamed fish head.

Because they promised to prepare our food fast so we decided to try their’s.

Comes with lots of ingredients on top, the steamed fish wasn’t heavy in the taste and those ingredients doesn’t compliment the taste as well.

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Am a huge fan of yam so I’m always excited to try yam desserts or food. This unfortunately was quite disappointing. The uncle behind me ordered a full bowl of yam so I was thinking to myself ok it must taste good right! I feel that the yam flavour was not really pronounced, and the skin to filling ratio was quite off (skin was too thick for my liking). Appreciate the fact that everything is handmade and the yam paste is v smooth but flavour wise, it can be better.

I would still stick to peanut and black sesame flavours in future 😀 but the peanut soup was good!! Peanuts are cooked till soft. So comforting especially in cold weather.

❤😋 BRAISED DUCK KWAY CHAP feast in Chinatown. The food was good!

Ordered a variety of items; pickled vege, eggs, tofu, braised pork belly, pork skin, braised duck and 4 bowls of kway chap. Total cost around S$24. Value for money for this quantity and quality.

The highlight was the tender duck meat and tasty sauce, the chili was nice too. Recommend 👍.

Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap (02-156)
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335