Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup

Macro photography refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size and boy am I seriously addicted to it!

The subjects I take are usually insects (I’m not so into water droplets and flowers but I would love to capture some frogs and snakes on digital film). I don’t know why but nature in these forms have fascinated me ever since my first macro outing with Peter.

I’m on my 8th outing and loving every minute of it; starting out late at night or simply keeping awake so that I can go for very early morning sessions. These are the two timings that macro enthusiasts are more likely to chance upon bugs. I had no idea why I bought a 100mm macro lens almost a year before I stumbled upon macro photography but come to think of it now, could my subconscious mind already knew then?

Anyway, I needed more equipments now that I’m serious about macro and David had promised to make my set up more independent. Yesterday, he brought me shopping at the Army Market which is above Golden Mile (Beach Road) Food Centre, where we had lunch, before adjourning to Funan Digital Mall for more macro gears.

Wahahaha... I didn't realised she was even in the picture until I processed the photos. What a good sport!

Wahahaha…
I didn’t realised she was posing for me in the picture until I was processing the photos.
What a good sport!

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Seafood Soup with Bittergourd.

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Seafood Soup with Yam Rice.

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Yam Rice.
Fluffy tender grains.
The orangey bits are pumpkin and there’s hint of dried mushroom fragrance.

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Double Fish Soup.

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David didn’t order rice or noodles from the stall.
He wanted to try the Wanton Mee next door.

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Wanton Mee.
This stall is just next to the Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup at B1-40.

David said he is not fussy with food and that I should not take his opinion as a benchmark. When pressed further, he divulged he liked the Fish Soup better than the Wanton Mee. "Ya, the Fish Soup is good!"

David said he is not fussy with food and that I should not take his opinion as a benchmark.
When pressed further, he divulged he liked the Fish Soup better than the Wanton Mee.
“Ya, the Fish Soup is good!”

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Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup.

The lady (in picture above) who served us told me that the stall has been operating for more than 4 decades. She had started working there since young and that she’s now 53 years old. Pretend you don’t know her age when you visit or at least you didn’t hear from me, lol…

The cook, a man, asked if we wanted milk in our soups. David didn’t, so I skip the milk too. The soup – I supposed there’s msg (my tolerance for msg has gone up) was tasty. The Double Fish Soup David had was fried and non-fried fish. The chunky fillet came with some nappa cabbage, tomato and seaweed. Oh yes and some tofu, too!

My Seafood Soup had a few slices of non acerbic bittergourd, luscious slices of fish, succulent prawn and fresh squid, tomato, seaweed and silken tofu. I agree with David. The soup is not out of this world but it is tasty. The Yam Rice was tender and fluffy with visible chunks of yam and bits of pumpkin traces.

Our meal from Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup cost a total of S$9.80. No piggy bank was shattered. I forgot to ask David how much he paid for his Wanton Mee and the Sugarcane drinks we had. (Update: David said the Wanton Mee was S$2.50 and drinks for 2 at S$2.90).

After we had completed our shopping at Funan, we met Desmond (who worked nearby) for coffee during his break. I seldom shop but I’m really happy with my loot and looking forward to the assembly when more from overseas (macro gear I’ve ordered online) arrive hopefully in 2 weeks’ time!

Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup
Golden Mile (Beach Road) Food Centre
Address: 505 Beach Road,
Singapore 199583.

Happy eating and shopping 🙂

Bugs and grub… Weird! But I’m only given one little spark of madness. I shall not lose it 😉

Read about my first macro outing and the equipments I owned here: Stop Bugging Me!

See some of my macro shots here or on Flickr Bondingtool.

Read about my outings with Desmond:
Geylang Clay Pot Rice @ Geylang Lorong 33
Ju Feng Garden Kitchen 聚丰园小厨 – Crab Promotion
Birds Of Paradise @ Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园

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4 Responses to “Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    It sounds like you’ve dived right in to the macro photography. Finding bugs at night and having them stay still long enough must be difficult.

    • Sam Han says:

      I think macro photogs are masochists. It’s torturous at times getting bitten and then suffer the itch and pain for days to come. I need to cover up properly but the humid weather here can be suffocating. Some bugs are cooperative and let you take your time but others just fly/jump away or move about incessantly. This genre really test your patience. 🙂

  2. daniellajoe says:

    Sam, that is so interesting, not many restaurants are still going after 40 years. I think the food has to be excellent…. send me some lol 🙂

    • Sam Han says:

      Hehehe, the ingredients in the fish soup were really fresh. The overall taste is not fantastic fantastic but sure beats average 🙂

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