Xin Yuan Ji Fish Soup 新源记 (Bugis)

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新源記 Our speciality is charcoal fish head steamboat and the best fish head mee hoon soup in town and lots of local asian food delicacy

31 Tan Quee Lan Street
Singapore 188117

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11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm

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Decent tofu that was way too expensive for its price. I personally thought it was lacking in flavour as well, though the generous amount of crispy pickled radish gave a nice crunch.


You get both type of fishes here - sliced fish and fried fish. I really like how fresh and tender the fish slices were and how meaty the fried fish was. I thought the soup was quite bland though. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it’s worth the queue and if I would go back again. That being said they have franchises around, and if it’s made more convenient with shorter waiting times this fish soup would be a decent fix.


Had a steaming bowl of fish soup from @xinyuanji.fishheadsteamboat and it was comforting!

Priced at $9.80 for a bowl of double fish soup, this was definitely not cheap. There were quite a few slices of fried fish and sliced fish, which was greatly appreciated! The fresh fish slices were meaty and were naturally sweet. The fried fish slices were very tender.

Their soup was definitely light tasting, but you can still taste the fish broth within. I very much preferred the soup in their steamboat version, as the umami flavours were stronger.

Still, this is a comforting bowl of soup I might consider when I'm around the area!

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Among the longest-serving, most well-known brands, they still attract long queues daily for their reasonably priced and tasty dishes. Queue moves relatively quick, averaging a 20-minute wait.
The fresh and boneless mackerel fish fillets, both natural and fried, are served in a generous portion. Large and chunky, yet tender flaky in texture, each fish slice has lovely meaty sweet savoury flavour.
The garnishes of crunchy cabbage and juicy tomato, lend lovely vegetal sweet flavour. Nice pairing with fluffy white rice, with grainy sweet notes.
The robust broth carries bold sweet savoury salty flavour, from stewing fosh bones for hours. I prefer the rendition without milk, where you can taste the depth of flavour in the soup.
Fish Soup
Xin Yuan Ji
@ 31 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-01
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Have been seeing snaking queues at this fish soup restaurant for the longest time and glad that I finally tried!

The Red Snapper Fish Meat Steamboat ($60 for medium) came with several fish meat pieces and vegetable ingredients all heated using charcoal in the middle. The soup, being their signature, really did not disappoint as I was so surprised by the flavour of the broth. It is very robust and had alot of umami. You know they probably cooked fish bones in this for a very long time. The red snapper meat were meaty, though slightly mushy. Don't think this is the kind of fish we truly liked, though I didn't mind. Felt like though this may be a very good fish broth, its really expensive for the amount of fish meat given!

We also had to get their Prawn Paste Chicken ($15.80) which was fragrant and crispy, with pretty succulent meat. Definitely better than average.

Perhaps the magic question is if its worth the queue: I believe you can get good steamboat as well without the 30 min wait, but if the queue is shorter, this is something you can try!

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✨咖啡排骨 (Pork Ribs with Coffee Sauce)✨

It is a little pricey, considering how the fish soup was only $5+ for that big bowl. The pork was really tender and chewy, plus it wasn’t dry at all! The coffee sauce also adds a little sweet and bitter flavour to it. The portion was quite generous and is good value for its price, but would like if they had other garnish or vegetables on the side.

💰: $15.80
📈: 9/10