Nam Hwa Chong (Ah Chew) Fish Head Steamboat Corner (亚秋南华昌鱼头炉) since 1927
Nam Hwa Chong, Nam Hwa Chang and Nam Hwa Chiang. After some research, although there is more clarity, but I’m still a little uncertain. The story of these varied names has to do with an ex-wife, friend and the owner himself. More importantly, I visited the original Nam Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat located at the corner of North Bridge Road and Jalan Sultan.
When a restaurant or any entity can last for more than 90 years through three generations, it definitely speaks volume about their success.
Nam Hwa Chong restaurant still continues to use charcoal for their traditional Teochew Fish Head Steamboat and offers a wide choice of fishes to go with.
My buddies and I had Snapper ($28) instead of the more popular choices such as Pomfret and Grouper.
Despite not being a fan of soup based food, but the broth here was magical as I found myself refilling bowl after bowl. The meat of the snapper was firm too!
On top of that, we ordered Fried Shrimp Roll ($8) and Salted Egg Chicken ($15).
Not much kick by the Salted Egg Chicken and the Fried Shrimp Roll. To be exact, both were delicious, just no WOW factor as compared to their Steamboat.
At least the Shrimp Roll had chunky water chest nut and more minced meat paste then just filled with flour.
Perfect spot for a hearty pot of fish steamboat on a rainy evening!
808/812/814/816 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 8613 2732
Daily: 430pm – 1230am