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.
Price: $4 for fried, $3 for dry.
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.
I first came to know Denise through Instagram and she told me about her plans to set up a Prawn Noodle stall and some more a halal one! I thought the idea was interesting and told her I’ll definitely be there when she opens.
So today is the day she started her dream. And as promised, I was there to lend her my support. See my reviews below and please support young hawkerprenuers and support local!
Taste: If I can invent a new word, it would be ‘Sumami’… which means Super Umami. The broth is really really good and I really hope she keeps up the standard. Imagine this is not even using any pork bones. Really old school recipe which everyone should try!
Ambience: Hawker centre.
Price: Starts from as low as $3.50 to $12.50.
Location: 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-25. Check out their website for opening hours.
You know Whampoa is a place where many Legendary Hawkers come from. There’s Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat, Rojak, Fried Hokkien Mee, and this 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles. The original stall still operates at the Whampoa market by the Aunties while 3rd generation daughter Ruifang, operates at Tekka Market & Food Centre. Ruifang left the corporate world in 2013 to continue this 60 year old legacy by her grandfather. She is one of the few young hawkers who believes in keeping the tradition and legacy alive so that our kids and grandchildren know what we enjoyed during our times. I am extremely proud of these young hawkers and respect what they are going through.
There’s only Kway Teow, Mee and Beehoon. So I usually order Beehoon + Mee dry. Dry so that I can taste the lovely legendary homemade sambal chilli and the blend of flavours coupled with freshly fried pork lard and shallots. My verdict is the noodles were really yummy and ingredients were generous even for portions of $3. The broth was bursting with flavours, flavours of umami sweetness from so many prawns cooked in it.
$3 or $4.
5-15mins depending on your luck.
665 Buffalo Road #01-326 Tekka Market & Food Centre
I reckon naming the stall is pretty important especially for first timers trying out the food. I’ve been seeing this SG Prawn noodle place for the longest time near my cafe and decided to try this time round. So is it a hit or miss? See my comments below.
One sip of the broth sends umami vibes down my throat and its something not attainable by MSG and just prawn shells. Broth is the result of a lot of pork bones and prawn shells boiled over hours and maybe even days to get the taste. Pork ribs were tender too!