Prawn noodles has always been one of the local favourite hawker food. There are 3 to 4 components to a prawn noodle – the noodles, soup, prawns (obviously) and pork meat. Some stall owners will offer different variations to the ingredients with options for pork ribs, intestines, pork liver and/or fish cakes.
While this dish is traditionally eaten with the noodles in the soup, I tasted mainly the dry version so that I could try both the soup and the sauces that went with the noodles separately in order to distinguish each component individually.
There are way too many champion and power stalls that you can think of. I have listed some picks for your consideration.
Da Dong Prawn Noodle @ 354 Joo Chiat Road. Located in a corner coffee shop opposite Ubin Seafood Restaurant in Joo Chiat Road.
Their prawn soup is really rich and flavourful. One of those better prawn noodle that I tried. You need to order the big prawn noodle as the prawns are big and succulent. The big portion will set you back by $13 per bowl and a bowl of pork ribs soup at $10.
Alternatively, you may enjoy a soup version with mixture of pork ribs, intestine and regular prawn at $10 a bowl
or a dry mee pok version with mixture of pork ribs, pork liver and regular prawn likewise at $10 a bowl too.
They are opened from 7.30am until about 2pm or sold out every day and they are closed on every Tuesday.
明吉虾面 in Blk 151 Serangoon North Ave 1. The stall is located inside a corner coffee shop.
The soup version is good and tasty. I did not try the dry version for this stall because I only like to go with mee pok. Else, I will go for the soup version.
Another power prawn noodle stall will be none other than Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House at Telok Kurau East Coast Road.
Jumbo Prawn Noodle comes with big succulent prawn.
Standard bowl of prawn noodle that comes with pretty decent size prawn.
They have a stall beside that sells 五香虾饼 too and it complements well with the prawn noodle.
Another good option will be 閩南 Pork Ribs Prawn Noodle at Tiong Bahru Market.
Their prawn noodle is also champion. Somehow, their sauces condiments speaks for itself and certainly beyond description. Though it is not the traditional prawn noodle where slices of pork are being replaced with pork balls. Overall, still power. 👍
Not to mention, their soup base is good as well and I will always encore another bowl without fail. 😉
For those who prefer to go for cheap and good prawn noodle, you may consider Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Mee located at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre.
This stall serves traditional prawn mee at affordable pricing at $2.50 per bowl. Their soup is pretty power too.
The quality is equally accceptable coupled with the generousity of the ingredients given. Definitely, nothing to complain with that fraction of the price you pay.
Last but not least, 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles at Tekka Food Centre.
This stall serves traditional type of prawn noodles with just the sliced pork and prawn. Pretty old school type with tasty soup base. The crispy shallots and pork lard certainly deserves a great credit.
First time trying dry version with yellow noodles and bee hoon. Not too bad but my preference is still to go with mee pok for the full dry version experience. 😉
Having said that, the soup base is still powerly good and tasty. 😋