Heng Huat Fried Prawn Mee × Prawn Mee Soup – Sin Ming, Singapore


This stall has been around ever since Shunfu Mart renovated. Moved from their origin place at Lakeview, this stall has quite a following. And I learnt that this uncle has been a hawker since he was 19 years old and now he’s 65. Respect. So I decided to give it a try by order both the prawn noodles and the fried prawn mee.

Rating: 4/5.

Portion: Normal

Price: $4 for fried, $3 for dry.

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Hawker Centre with very tight seating. My tummy was rubbing on the table.

Taste: Dry version has an old school taste to it with ketchup. Soup that came with it looked rich but tasted not too rich. I would prefer a little more umami richness to the broth cos that will affect the taste for the fried one as well. Fried one is well fried with the eggs fried in from the beginning to create the broth that simmers the noodles. By right the noodles should be good on its own but you need to mix in the sambal and squeeze the lime to get the taste they created.

RTE: Given the limited time I have, I’ll come if I’m around the area.

Location: 320 Shunfu Rd, #02-09, Singapore 570320
Hours: 10am-1.30pm, 5-8pm. Closed on Thu.

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HAVELOCK RD BLK 50 FRIED HOKKIEN PRAWN MEE – JALAN BUKIT MERAH, SINGAPORE



Intro:

Whenever I come to the west I totally dunno what to eat. So I dropped some one near Redhill recently and I was intro to the famous Fried Hokkien Mee. So I turned into ABC Brickworks Food Centre and check it out.
Little did I gel the pieces together that actually my other friends have been telling me about this place. So when I was there, I met an old Uncle and Aunty. Uncle is actually being featured in Tiger Beer’s recent uncagestreetfood commercials! He started helping at his mother’s fishball noodle stall when he was in his teens and have been in this hawker business for more than 50 years! Truly a Legendary Hawker!

Taste:

Visited twice already since. First time I ordered the medium plate, not enough… So second trip I ordered the $6 portion which was flooded with ingredients and bigger prawns! I truly love uncle’s version which soaks up all the eggy sauce and gives a nice slime coating on the noodles. Taste wise is exactly what I ate when I was young. Almost similar to Old Simon Road’s but this stall’s sambal chilli and crispy lard dressing adds on to the overall great eating experience. Yums!

Price:

$4, $5 or $6

Portion:

Average.

Service:

Self-service.

Waiting Time:

5-20mins depending on your luck.

Rating:

5/5.

Location:

#01-100 ABC Brickworks Food Centre
Hours:

Daily 9am to 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays) Avoid afternoon time cos Uncle needs to rest.

Ah Huay Hokkien Mee (阿花福建面) – North Bridge Road, Singapore


After my Beef Kway Teow indulgence, I went on walking westwards venturing the whole stretch of shops and eateries towards Crawford Lane area. Saw a lot of old neighborhood shops and chanced upon an old coffeeshop Heap Seng Leong. In there, there’s only one Ah Huay Hokkien Mee stall managed by an old lady. I didn’t know what to expect but went ahead to order a plate from the old granny. 

 

Frontage
  
The little stall on the left
  
Big plate!
  
 
Ingredients are cut on the spot whenever a order comes in. Old granny in the background.
   
BURP!!!


Rating
: 4/5. 

Taste: Not fantastically good but you can feel old granny frying the plate of goodness from her heart like frying for her grandchildren. Very homely taste. Ingredients are cut in the spot too! Go support old granny if you’re around that area!

Portion: For $3 this is a big plate! 

Service: Old granny is little slow so please be patient. You have to tell her what you want. She can whip up Hokkien Mee, Fried Kway Teow, noodles soups, etc. Converse with her in dialects will be ideal. I spoke in teochew and she speaks pretty well too.

Ambience: Old and everything seems to be on standstill here. Interesting marble top tables, poor lighting. 

Price: $3.00 only. Damn worth it. 

RTE: I wanna return on my next Food Trail Tuesday to try her char kway teow! 🙂

Location: Block 10 North Bridge Road. Hours: Mornings till late afternoon I believe. 

Kim’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee – Eunos, Singapore


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.

Frontage
Frontage
Mr Tan frying the mee personally
Mr Tan frying the mee personally
My order of $8 portion. Plate is big, portion is alright.
My order of $8 portion. Plate is big, portion is alright.
For the $8 portion you get more seafood ingredients and bigger prawns.
For the $8 portion you get more seafood ingredients and bigger prawns.
Back a couple of days later to taste the $5 portion. Prawns are smaller but ingredients are still substantial.
Back a couple of days later to taste the $5 portion. Prawns are smaller but ingredients are still substantial.
Their famous Oyster Omelette.
Their famous Oyster Omelette.

Rating: 4/5.

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. 

Service: Ok. 

Ambience: Coffee shop style. 

Price: Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 

RTE: Yes!

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. 😉

Original Simon Road Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee


I was on a Hokkien Mee spree recently and was so glad to have found this old stall which I grew up with. Originally located at the corner coffeeshop along Upper Serangoon Road & Simon Road, my grandma personally even knows the founder of this Hokkien Mee stall who is the grand master of this current stall. He has a nickname of “Half Squat Stand” as he fries the noodles in a charcoal stove slightly elevated from the ground while sitting on a wooden stool and he was half squatting all the time. He only sits down when he’s braising the noodles or tired. 🙂

 

After handing down the stall to the father of the current stall owner, the business continued to flourish. Not just because of the fact they were using charcoal to fry, but also because of the overall balance it gives to the taste. Not to mention their chilli that goes with your plate of awesomeness.

 

The stall has since moved to the address below, the current stall at Simon Road was their ex-worker (obviously no franchise/permission)  who apparently lacks the skills to deliver that awesome plate of Fried Hokkien Mee. I tried it on one occasion and it was so bad that I didn’t write about it. But chilli was good, I suspect they got from same supplier.

 

Anyways if you’re around Hougang Central area (old interchange), go check out this plate of tradition.

 

The son on far left will be taking over and he’s the 4th generation.

 

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Seriously the taste hasn’t changed much from my childhood days minus the charcoal wok hei of course. But I’m a little confused by the use of 2 types of chilli but I reckon they are catering to peeps with different palates.

Portion: Portion is good with loads of squid and prawns below the plate.

Ambience: Traditional coffee shop.

Service: Very good. Approachable.

Price: $5 for my plate.

RTE: Definitely.

Location: 210 Hougang St 21. Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 12pm to 10.30pm.

Kim Keat Fried Hokkien Mee – Toa Payoh, Singapore


Heard about this stall for the longest time but never had the chance to visit till recent. Managed to find the place in one corner of a coffeeshop. Many people recommended this stall and touted as one of the best Fried Hokkien Mee in Singapore, See pics below:

The stall... no grading... means will taste nice haha
The stall… no grading… means will taste nice haha
Order the Orh Peh leaf which costed $8. Nothing less. Must leave for 5mins before eating to let the aroma of the orh peh leaf penetrate the noodles.
Order the Orh Peh leaf which costed $8. Nothing less. Must leave for 5mins before eating to let the aroma of the orh peh leaf penetrate the noodles.
Very nice sambal chilli
Very nice sambal chilli
Tada! After 5mins, can't wait to stuff my face with this!
Tada! After 5mins, can’t wait to stuff my face with this!
Wow got clams!
Wow got clams!
See how fat and juicy the clams are!
See how fat and juicy the clams are!

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Tasted really good cos of the broth of seafood in it with clams. My only complain is the cooking time was a little too fast, ‘cos traditionally, the noodles have to be braised and covered in the wok for around 5-8mins to let the noodles soak up all the broth. Otherwise, the noodles was good.

Portion: Average.

Service: Good. Friendly boss.

Ambience – Hot…

Price: $8

RTE: Yes please!

Location: 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4.

Nam Seng Hokkien Fried Mee (Hougang) – Mountbatten, Singapore


Was at Old Kallang Airport Food Center recently and managed to try this stall’s fried hokkien mee. It has been around since 1963 but the name don’t sound too familiar to me even though I’ve been living in Hougang for like decades! The wait during lunch time is around 15-20mins, check out the pics below:

Stall front
Stall front
My $5 of goodness!
My $5 of goodness!
Wiped out!
Wiped out!

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Yummy and the fact that they used the fine beehoon, it absorbs the broth more and it’s more flavourful with every spoonful!

Portion: Average.

Service: They will send to your table. Quite rare at this food center ‘cos most of them have adopted the self-service culture.

Ambience: The stall is near the toilets. So it’s good to sit further away. Stenchy…

Price: $5 per plate.

RTE: Yes!

Location: Old Kallang Airport Food Center #01-32. Near the toilet, you can’t miss it. 🙂