As I mentioned earlier, I was on a Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee roll and I’ve always wanted to pay this place a visit. Kim’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is one of the 3 pioneers for fried hokkien prawn mee in Singapore. Established in 1965, writing on this place cannot be more apt for SG50!
So before I visited Kim’s, I actually heard a lot about what happened to the food quality, what happened to Mr Tan’s life and stuff. I didn’t really want to know what happened, but what I saw was the 68 year old getting his hands dirty again and frying the noodles himself… yes, he is still in his long sleeves but I didn’t notice any bling Rolex. It seemed to me that he is trying his very best to get back the original flavour and quality. I was there on 2 separate nights and both nights Mr Tan was there to cook personally. Enough said, pictures.
Taste: On the first night, I ordered the $8 portion. Loads of ingredients, good nevertheless. I went back on another night to try again if there was consistency, taste was similar if not better. However the broth could be a little richer. Ingredients was substantial for the $5 portion. Love the pork lard on the sides but would prefer it more crispy. Chilli belachan was good but would be nicer if it was spicier. Their famous Oyster Omelette was really good, a must-order!
Portion: Good. Quite a bit of ingredients.
Ambience: Coffee shop style.
Price: Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Location: 62B Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419510. Tel : 6747 8766. Operating Hours : 11am – 1am
Overall review: If you googled on this place, many bad reviews on how bad the noodles are can be seen everywhere. I believe if more people patronize Mr Tan, he may get back the original standards. But that being said, I still see regulars swinging by at 11pm to 12+am to indulge in his Hokkien Mee. So you be the judge. 😉