About Us

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Food Franchise Singapore
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Our Brand Story

Mingfa traces its origins to a small pushcart in the alleyways of Chinatown, where Lim Chye Kang sold his handmade fishballs with noodles to a small but loyal customer base in 1946. The business was passed down from father to son twice, and more than 70 years on, the third generation has overseen an expansion of the family business - from a single pushcart in the ‘40s to thirteen outlets islandwide, as well as franchises in Jakarta.

Our desire for customer satisfaction and convenience has also driven R&D efforts, culminating in a wide variety of frozen products for you to enjoy the authentic Mingfa quality in the comfort of your own home! From our Signature Meatballs, Fuzhou Fishballs or, Sambal Shrimp Balls (first in Singapore!), there’s always something for everyone.

The primary reason for Mingfa’s continued success through the years is the relentless insistence on using only the freshest ingredients. Fishballs are made fresh everyday with zero preservatives added, so you know you’re consuming 100% yellowtail fish paste in every single ball. This is our unwavering commitment to our customers - always fresh, zero additives, satisfaction guaranteed!


Birth of Ming Fa
Birth of Ming Fa

Mr Lim Chye Kang, the founder of “Ming Fa Fishball” selling his one and only signature Fishball Noodles along the streets of Clarke Quay.

Coinciding with Singapore’s economic progress, Ming Fa was reallocated to Chinatown Hawker Center

Established first semi automated central kitchen to achieve an excellent and consistent standard of food quality

First Eatery Shop at 246B Upper Thomson Road

The third generation had taken over the reins with 12 outlets islandwide

Mr Jerome Lim, the third generation owner, took a leap towards regional expansion where Ming Fa successfully ventured into Indonesia Jakarta.

Reallocated to our new central kitchen at Kaki Bukit and was certified ISO22001

A range of our own frozen products debuted in local Supermarkets (Fairprice and Sheng Siong)

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Our Culture

For the past 3 generations, we believe in empowering people and improving lives. We will not be able to come so far without the good relationships built with our team, our suppliers and our customers. Building Meaningful and Trusting relationships has always been one of our core values.

As a brand that exudes fun, enthusiasm and honesty, we strive to grow side by side with all the people along us. And also not forgeting to provide premium quality food at a reasonable price for all to enjoy!

Our Accolades

A big Thank You for all the continuous support from our customers that made us who we are today


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