Step 1: Cook your noodles of choice according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: To make the soup base, mix chicken stock,water and corn flour in a large bowl. Set aside.
Step 3: Heat cooking oil in a medium pot. Fry garlic over medium heat for a minute or two till mostly brown. Pour in the chicken stock soup base. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4: Bring to the boil. Throw the fishballs into the soup and cook for two minutes. Then add the cai xin and cook for another two minutes.
Step 5: Remove soup from heat. Spoon fishballs and veggie over the noodles. Then pour the soup over the whole lot. Garnish with fried shallots and/or chives.