Punggol Noodles 榜鹅肉脞面 – The One Arm Swordsman And His Mighty Meatballs

I have heard so much about these springy tender meatballs from Punggol Noodles but my search for the stall seemed elusive as the address was not updated in most website earlier this year. I had gone around asking and finally tracked down the one arm swordsman and his remarkable meatballs by chance on an outing with Benny. You cannot imagine how ecstatic I was that day!

Rummaging through my picture folders, I found these photos from my previous visit so here’s my long overdue post which I should have done on first week of July 2013.

Punggol Noodles with Braised Pig's Small Intestines and a side of Meatballs.

Punggol Noodles with Braised Pig’s Small Intestines and a side of Meatballs.

Punggol Noodles came like this. This was the set with Mee Pok (Mee Poh) which is flat egg noodles not unlike the Italian tagliatelle.

Punggol Noodles came like this.
This was the set with Mee Pok (Mee Poh) which is flat egg noodles not unlike the Italian tagliatelle.

Punggol Noodles are better known for their juicy springy yet tender meatballs. The meatballs are handmade by the swordsman himself. The golden brown bits you see in the meatballs are the dried fish called "tee po".

Punggol Noodles are better known for their juicy springy yet tender meatballs.
The meatballs are handmade by the swordsman himself.
The golden brown bits you see in the meatballs are the dried fish called “tee po”.

Another specialty from Punggol Noodles are the small intestines (fallopian tubes) which is slightly chewy, tender and has powdery fillings inside.

Another specialty from Punggol Noodles are the small intestines (fallopian tubes) which is slightly chewy, tender and has powdery fillings inside.

The small intestines are braised in a slow-cooker together with the shitake mushrooms. Together, they form the soy sauce base for the noodles of your choice.

The small intestines are braised in a slow-cooker together with the shitake mushrooms.
Together, they form the soy sauce base for the noodles of your choice.

The noodles here is called Mee Kia (baby noodles) because of its slim tubular shape as opposed to the broader thin flat Mee Poh.

The noodles here is called Mee Kia (baby noodles) because of its slim tubular shape as opposed to the broader thin flat Mee Poh.

The braised mushrooms were very flavoursome after being slow cooked for several hours.

The braised mushrooms were very flavoursome after being slow cooked for several hours.

Crispy Pork Fats. These may not be healthy but they gave extra oomph in flavour.

Crispy Pork Fats.
These may not be healthy but they gave extra oomph in flavour.

Topped with minced pork, sliced fish cakes, pork balls, pig's small intestines, mushrooms and crispy lard - all my favourite ingredients in a bowl.

Topped with minced pork, sliced fish cakes, pork balls, pig’s small intestines, mushrooms and crispy lard – all my favourite ingredients in a bowl.

If you like carbs and protein, this dish will not fail you! This is definitely one of my favourite Teochew noodles.

If you like carbs and protein, this dish will not fail you!
This is definitely one of my favourite Teochew noodles.

The owner of this stall,Yee Meng Yong, has been dubbed as the one armed swordsman because he has lost his right hand in an accident in 1984, I didn’t even noticed the handicap as he was so efficient that afternoon until one of my FB readers highlighted it to me days later. This very sociable uncle who has sold noodles for 22 years to raise his family even took customised order from me. With a smile, he sent me off to my table saying they would bring the food to me once it’s ready. He has been training some apprentices and I was lucky to have my noodles personally made by him that day, for some say that makes a difference in taste, as he is much more experienced in gauging the appropriate amount of seasoning and sauces required for the noodles. I suppose this is likened to the “same recipe, different cook, different result” theory.

I've been dreaming about the meatballs of late. It's time I make another visit and soon :)

I’ve been dreaming about the meatballs of late.
It’s time I make another visit and soon 🙂

The noodles here are not as QQ as I like. The dark gravy and seasonings seemed heavyhanded but they aren’t. There’s natural sweetness in the broth and meatballs (both contain tee po dried fish). I love small intestines and to be able to get them in my noodles was just mind blowing! Hehehe… just kidding. I still have my head firmly planted on my shoulders.

Punggol Noodles take orders for their meatballs which many buys for CNY reunion dinners.

Punggol Noodles take orders for their meatballs which many buys for CNY reunion dinners.

Punggol Noodles 榜鹅肉脞面
Address: Hainanese Village Centre (Lorong Ah Soo)
105 Hougang Avenue 1, #02-24,
Singapore 530105.

Tel: 97225590/92955909

Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday 7am – 1.30pm (Closed on Mondays and Fridays).

Happy eating and bonding 🙂

2017 Update: Mr Yee is offering raw meatball paste for sale during Chinese New Year, for steamboat buffets. The meatball paste costs $12 per box and more than 30 meatballs can be made with the paste from each box.

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8 Responses to “Punggol Noodles 榜鹅肉脞面 – The One Arm Swordsman And His Mighty Meatballs”
  1. Lip smacking delicious,
    i guess it’s too picey for me Sam, 30 monutes on treadmill won’t paid it off…..hehehe

  2. The meatballs look so bouncy! And the lard is now calling out to me!! A wholesome bowl of goodness! 🙂

  3. thegymgerbil says:

    Hi Sam Han I went from being happy frog to the gym gerbil. This will be my last blog change hopefully! I plan on nominating you for a blog award at my new blog. Best wishes!

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