After I completed the listicle of some Must-Try Hokkien Mee In Singapore, I assumed I should just go forward with Prawn Noodles. #truestory
When individuals go for Prawn Noodles aka Hae Mee, it is all the time concerning the broth.
It needs to be flavourful, brimming with seafood-goodness, with tinge of sweetness, and most importantly style gao-gao (intensely wealthy).
Nevertheless, I personally favor the dry version because I get to attempt one of the best of each worlds – the combination of sauces, along with the comforting soup – often obtainable in a small bowl.
For this listicle, I went to about 20 places making an attempt each the SOUP and DRY variations (I’m watching out for my cholesterol levels as nicely). Inevitably, some stalls are stronger in considered one of them – often the soup. The dry choice typically turns into the ‘by-the-way’, with a mix of sauces that don’t deliver out the flavours that nicely.
Also, I try to embrace a mix of the famous ones, and some new names.
Something else I noted while making an attempt out so many Prawn Noodles… the broth often tastes better at night time. Or is it simply me?
And there’s virtually all the time a “Ngor Hiang” or Wuxiang stall nearby. Anyone is aware of what’s the story behind?
Recent Style Huge Prawn Noodle or Noo Cheng Adam Road Massive Prawn Mee
Zion Road Food Centre #01-04, 70 Zion Road Singapore 247792
Opening Hours: 6:00pm – 11.30pm (Tues, Wed, Fri), 6:30pm – 11:30pm (Thurs), 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11:30pm (Sat), 12pm – 1am (Sun)
This Prawn Noodle stall is listed within the Michelin Bib Gourmand.
The stall was referred to as “Noo Cheng Adam Road Big Prawn Mee” until it modified identify to a extra generic-sounding “Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle”. This is most probably to stop confusion with the brother’s stall at Adam Road Meals Centre.
Some new-comers may scream on the price-point, at $6, $8, $12, $16, $20, $25. Do not be stunned, I truly hear the $20/$25 orders more regularly than anticipated.
Cooked for hours with pork ribs and prawn heads, the broth was incredibly tasty (and I don’t get MSG assaults after).
The only thing is, I observed of late that the intensity is probably not as constant as earlier than, and typically not as full-bodied. AND I found the soup within the night time time tastier.
There are prawn mee lovers who like bowls as if an ocean of prawns died within to create that stock. This isn’t one in every of them, however was nonetheless flavourful.
Order the dry version, ask for some chilli, and you’d discover a spicy bowl of ‘al dente’ medium-thick bee hoon addictively tasty with fragrant fried shallots. Recent Style Huge Prawn Noodle (Zion Road)
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
370 East Coast Road, Singapore 428981
Tel: +65 63457196
Opening Hours: 7am – 4pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
That is a type of prawn noodle outlets that is all the time swarming with clients. Individuals come right here in buses, taxis, automobiles, bikes or walk from the East Coast neighborhood.
Whereas the queues are sometimes fairly lengthy, they have a reasonably efficient serving system the place you’ll be able to sit on the desk and wait somewhat than standing in line. You must get your food comparatively fast.
Aside from the preferred choice of Jumbo Prawn Mee ($12), other decisions embrace Prawn Noodles, Prawn with Pork Rib Mee, Pork Ribs Mee with Pig’s Tail, and Prawn with Pig’s Tail Mee – priced at $6, $9 or $12.
The place may be crowded, but I acquired a medium serving of their Dry Prawn Noodles (Small $5.80, Medium $8.80, Jumbo $11.80) inside a couple of minutes.
The presentation was primary but the style was fairly exceptional. The prawns have been recent, noodles, tossed in scrumptious chili sauce, fried with lard bits and fried shallots.
Soup version was flavourful with slight sweetness, with out being overly intense. One of many few outlets that does both variations comparatively properly.
Blanco Court Prawn Mee (Beach Road)
243 Beach Road, #01-01, Singapore 189754
Tel: +65 63968464
Opening Hours: 7am – 4pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
Regulars simply go straight for the “3 in 1 noodles” ($10.90) with jumbo prawns, prawn ribs and pig’s tail.
This stall provides you many choices to customize your prawn noodles dish in response to your personal taste and choice. You will get bee hoon, yellow noodles or kway teow, and have a dish with prawns, tail and ribs in a single dish.
The place is all the time swarming with hungry clients. Or typically a busload of vacationers may stroll in.
I ordered the Prawn and Pork Ribs Noodle ($8.90), the prawn ribs have been quite tender, prawns recent (although slightly robust at elements), with pleasant-tasting soup.
For this shop, I choose the soup version – though I nonetheless assume it may be barely thicker. Some clients might feel that portion may be larger for its increased pricing.
Da Dong Prawn Noodles
354 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427600
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 2pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
This is the present IT Prawn Noodle stall, with many online reviewers giving thumbs up constructive reviewes.
This stall opens up pretty early within the morning, they usually start their set up and cooking during wee hours of the day. If you want to ditch long queues, go a bit sooner than the height lunch hours.
Managed by two brothers who’re second era hawkers, it’s recognized for scrumptious prawn noodle recipe passed down from with an amazing, basic style.
The Prawn Noodles is priced at $5, $8, and $10 (but $5 is basically small), and Massive Prawn Noodles at $13, $15, and $20.
The substantial worth aside, the winner is in the gao-gao soup which had that scrumptious prawn flavour and seafood accents.
HOWEVER, there’s additionally THAT much of the soup and the stall doesn’t present additional refills. This is to take care of quality of their soups, and the house owners don’t need to serve it diluted. Treasure every sip.
River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles
31 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347859
Tel: +65 62819293
Opening Hours: 6am – 2pm (Tues – Sat), Closed Sun, Mon
Wah, prized commodity because it opens ONLY for these few hours within the morning. The stall (or should I say shop) operates in such systematic style, with so many options that it’ll maintain you ‘dazzled’ for a while.
The Hoe Nam stall obtained its identify from the province of their ancestors. They started out small, with prawn noodle soup as their only item. With time, they not solely mastered the dish to make it more wholesome and flavourful, but in addition added a wide range of options to their clients.
There are alternatives with abalone clams, pig’s intestines, and pig’s tail.
In the event you love the dry model, their bowl comes with do-it-yourself sauce, various oily chilli sauce with fried shallots – good for tossing. The soup offered was thick and full-bodied, very comforting.
I keep in mind they used to function at night time, but have shorten their opening hours.
20 Ghim Moh Rd, Ghim Moh Food Centre #01-62, Singapore 270020
Tel: +65 90581705
Opening Hours: 6am – 1:30pm (Tues – Solar), Closed Mon
That is in all probability probably the most “unknown” as it is likely one of the latest, however typically comes highly beneficial.
Situated at Ghim Moh Meals Centre, this stall is run by a nurse turned hawker with a talent for cooking.
The stall serves up Penang type Prawn Noodles, affordably priced at $three or $4. The bowl accommodates prawns served with pork slices, leek fishcake, kang kong, slice of egg and beansprouts.
Good worth for its money.
The winner is within the prawns, rigorously deveined and deshelled – great for the lazier individuals. Huge sized and recent. Additionally the broth was not like the standard prawn mee I had, with that distinct seafood flavour and was fairly wealthy and thick.
If in case you have area, add extra of those do-it-yourself Leek Fishcakes ($1.40 each).
Whitley Road Massive Prawn Noodles 威利大蝦麵
Blk 51 Previous Airport Road, #01-98 Previous Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm (Tue – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Solar), Closed Mon
By way of the years, Whitley Road Prawn Noodles has been recognized to be probably the greatest prawn noodles stalls in Singapore.
They have 3 different retailers (Previous Airport Road, 273 Thomson Road, 36 Circular Road) in Singapore gathering an extended line of loyal followers particularly throughout lunch hour.
Most people seem to go for the Massive Prawn Pork Rib Noodles ($5.50, $eight, $10, $12) or the Three In One ($8, $10, $15) with pork ribs, liver and tail.
The stall serves a smaller portion in comparison with others, but what it lacks in portion makes it up in flavour.
The prawns have been chunky and tasted recent – might be sweeter though; while the pork ribs have been fall-off-the-bone tender.
Apparently, I most popular the dry version. The noodles have been coated in a spicy-savoury and home-made chili paste with some zing.
Fried shallots and pork lard added offered that mild crunch and aroma. The opposite well-known stall here is Albert Road Prawn Noodles. Whitley Road Prawn Noodles (Previous Airport Road Meals Centre)
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺
2 Jalan Ayer (Lorong 1 Geylang), Singapore 389141
Tel: +65 6748 2488
Opening Hours: 8am – 3:30pm (Wed – Mon), Closed on Tues
The famous noodle stall is situated simply off Geylang Lorong 1, a strolling distance from Kallang MRT Station.
The recent, sweet prawns are available 2 sizes – regular and “King”. The essential bowl begins at $6 for Prawn Mee, while it is suggested to get the King Prawn Pork Ribs Noodle ($8, $10).
There’s additionally a Pig Thai Pork Ribs Soup ($5, $8, $10) provided.
While my personal choice is usually the dry version, I say get the soup model for its broth, as it units this aside from different stalls, mildly sweet and has a strong flavour.
In comparison with a few of the famous stalls round, the soup base was lighter, more diluted, not as hot-hot, but nonetheless thought-about appetizing. It was ”qing” and thus not too heavy. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee (Geylang)
Wah Kee Massive Prawn Noodles
41A Cambridge Road, #01-15, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, Singapore 210041
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 2pm (Wed – Solar), Closed Mon – Tues
It’s barely unfortunate that Wah Kee Huge Prawn Noodle at Pek Kio Market and Food Centre has turn out to be extra ‘famed’ for a temperament proprietor, relatively than its goods.
Just have a scroll via numerous evaluate websites, and you’d find numerous suggestions on the auntie’s angle, especially if you don’t queue behind a purple line or ordered the most cost effective bowl.
If I have been to advocate, get the mee kia (skinny noodles) dry.
The noodles are specifically made for Wah Kee, and all base sauces such because the sambal chilli sauce and particular spicy sauce are made in-house every day, using Wah Kee’s 65-year recipe.
Fascinating to notice that they do not use pork in cooking the soup, and subsequently the broth is lighter with an distinctive orange color.
The prawns have been giant and recent, soup was tasty and moderately strong in flavours – more intense than the typical stall, but didn’t appear to be as wealthy and gao-gao (ie more diluted) as prior to now. Wah Kee Massive Prawn Noodle (Pek Kio Meals Centre)
Observe: Clients at Pek Kio Food Centre also appear to gravitate in the direction of Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Mee which has friendly service.
127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Lor 1 Meals Centre #02-25, Singapore 310127
Tel: +65 96675500
Opening Hours: 10am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm (Wed – Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat, Sun) (Verify their Facebook for updated opening hours)
Deanna’s Kitchen is likely one of the few places that serve up “authentic Halal Prawn noodles”. (Although I do know of Muslims who don’t eat prawns.)
This can be a household stall that has healthful, do-it-yourself flavors in their food at quite reasonably priced pricing. The proprietor’s biggest fan is claimed to be her mother-in-law and family who inspired her to open up this stall.
Their common Prawn Mee is perpetually bought out (LOL), so go for the opposite choices corresponding to Huge Prawn Mee ($7), Prawn Noodles with Clams ($6.50) and Prawn Noodle with Crayfish ($12.50).
There’s also a mega $39 “Seafood Platter” model, however you must collect a squad to finish this.
The secret lies in using recent prawn shells and other seafood gadgets to intensify the style and richness of broth – which I feel works fairly properly.
The only factor is that the prawn shells have been onerous to take away, so do prepare some wet tissues.
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