Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ball that doesn't bounce, but shines
Never left without filling up my stomach when I made a trip to Yaowaraj - Bangkok's Chinatown. Today my little belly opted for fish ball noodle at a six months old noodle house. Yes, only six months!
Although Yoo Fishball is new to Yaowaraj, yet many food critics approve her home-made fishball, the Princess honored the shop a visit during her gourmet trip to Chinatown few weeks ago, and foodies love it.
The fact - owner Lady Yoo is no stranger to the food paradise belt of Bangkok (shabby dirty smelly) Chinatown. Her parents (and grandparents) are renowned fish ball vendors there for almost a century. Lady Yoo inherits the recipe from them. Result in that my bowl of fish ball with (silky texture) rice noodle in hearty broth (not msg water likes most noodle hawkers in Bangkok serve) shines, at THB 30, a steal for such a deli. However, the fish ball soup (no noodle) did come with msg. Strange shop!
Bonus track - this minimal decorated fish ball & noodle house is air-conditioned.
home-made fish ball with rice noodle in hearty soup, THB 30
home-made fish ball in soup (with complimentary msg), THB 40
Yoo Fishball Yaowaraj ****
433 Yaowaraj Road
Samphantawong, Bangkok 10100
Open daily : 10 am - 9 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 100