A few of us trooped over today to check out this fish soup stall in Havelock Food Centre that's been raved about for a while now by Burppler @blueskiescottonclouds.
"Yu Mei Mei Shi" (unit #01-15) has been open for 22 years and is actually rather well-known, especially among many taxi drivers. Karen, the stall owners' daughter is an ex-colleague and friend of Angeline's, and she'd quit her banking job to help her parents out.
Being greedy, I couldn't stop myself from ordering a customised bowl of chunkily-cut red garoupa, fish roe, "yubao" (creamy fish sac), fried fish and bittergourd. My bill came to $13.50 with a bowl of rice. Not cheap for hawker fare but I think it's worth it because of the quality of the ingredients. In spite of a light, clear appearance, the soup was impressive in depth and sweetness too.
A must-have dip is the sambal belachan. Made by the stall owners themselves, it is spicy and extra appetising from the inclusion of lime juice.