Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee: Super fried, dry and smoky!
A staple at Golden Mile Food Centre, Hainan Fried Hokkien Mee has been here for decades, and they do a version of fried Hokkien Mee ($4) that is uniquely different from other fried Hokkien mee offerings in Singapore.
The fried Hokkien mee here is a sixty year old recipe which is now in the hands of the second generation.
While many fried Hokkien Mee stalls add their prawn stock at the end of the frying process and stir-fry it to a thick gravy, Hainan Fried Hokkien Mee stir-fries it for even longer until it’s completely dry, smoky and with virtually no sauce.
You’ll find charred bits of noodles which still have a springy, yet moist texture to them. A hard feat to achieve as it’s a fine line between nicely fried and smoky and hard and burnt.
The only additions are beansprouts, prawns and squid rings which come very nicely tender. The rich and savoury chilli on the side reinforces the richness of the dish when added.
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