While chowing down in Eating World recently we noticed Soya King Kitchen has a special sign up for their Fukien fishballs (or did that sign say fuken fishballs, I think it did?) Most of the sign is in Chinese so we couldn't figure out what the big deal was, so we just had to give them a try...
Turns out these golfball sized fishballs are filled with meat (Chinese rissoles - yay!). They are $1.50 each, just tell the nice lady how many you want, and they will serve them up in a simple, clear Chinese broth. A bowl of five fish balls is only $7.50 and is plenty for lunch. The soup has no noodles, so it's particularly good if you feel like something wet and non-carby. Highly recommended.
Google tells us these are also known as Fujian or Fukian fishballs, and are quite a regional speciality. We've never seen these before, we're wondering if they're hard to find around town or we just didn't know to look for them...
Back again in December 11 for soya chicken - $8.50 with rice. Poached chicken thigh in a dark, lightly flavoured pool of soya sauce.
BACK AGAIN JUNE 2012... Had to order this because of the unusual name Yunnan Cross Bridge Noodles - $10.50 with duck (or fish, lamb, seafood or chitterlings). A large bowl of soup packed with rice noodles with mushrooms, lettuce and shallots. It's quite plain on it's own but nice with the duck on the side. Comes with a whole maryland of roast duck. Amazing value.
Soya King Kitchen is in the Eating World Food Court, 25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket\Chinatown.
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