21 stalls for slurp-worthy prawn noodles in Singapore

By Phyllis Leong | Gaelmaine Hoong June 3, 2024
21 stalls for slurp-worthy prawn noodles in Singapore
Photos (clockwise from left): Gary Lim/HungryGoWhere, River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles/Facebook, Blanco Court Prawn Mee/Facebook, Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee/Facebook

Prawn noodles in Singapore is one of those universally adored dishes even amidst our island’s bustling food scene. Despite its name, the key to a good prawn noodle dish doesn’t lie in the noodle, but in its broth.

Admittedly, on days when we’re craving slurp-worthy comfort food to warm our souls, the soup variation of prawn noodles is the way to go, brimming with the umami flavour we all know and love, with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.

But whenever we covet that extra oomph in our dish, the dry version gives us the best of both worlds with its spicy-savoury zhup (gravy) and a bowl of robust broth on the side. 

As stalls for prawn noodles in Singapore are a ubiquitous sight in hawker centres and food courts, it’s hard to pick the top places to best enjoy this local dish. But we’ll admit, we definitely have a few favourite prawn noodle spots of our own — give these a go and let us know what you think! 

1. Blanco Court Prawn Mee

243 Beach Road, 01-01
Open: Wednesday to Monday (7.30am to 4pm)

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Photo: Blanco Court Prawn Mee/Facebook

Why visit? Blanco Court Prawn Mee is arguably one of the most highly-rated spots for prawn noodles in Singapore. Just a quick search online, and you’ll find dozens of foodies raving about its full-bodied broth, juicy prawns and springy yellow noodles

Established in 1928, the eatery has been around for a long time and continues to thrive until today; one just needs to take a look at the numerous locals and tourists that regularly flock to its shop daily to savour its yummy prawn noodles to get a sense of its enduring popularity.

We hear the crew of Korean variety show Running Man even visited this age-old institution recently while filming here. 

Take note and bring some cash with you as the stall is also a cash-only spot. Since it’s located just opposite a handful of office buildings, we highly recommend visiting after the lunch crowd around 2.30pm. 

Crowd favourites: If “the heartier, the better” is your mantra then go for its three-in-one noodles (S$12.80) which packs a sapid, umami-filled punch. It comes with succulent prawns, tender pork ribs and chunks of pig’s tail, you’ll get a variety of textures and flavours from just within a single bowl. Alternatively, the jumbo prawn and pork rib noodles (S$12.80) is another hot favourite. 

We also recommend opting for the regular prawn noodles and topping up with ngoh hiang (from S$0.50, minimum order of S$3) of your choice to fill your tummy. 

2. Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle

Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-98, 51 Old Airport Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (9.30am to 8pm) 

Fernvale Hawker Centre & Market, 03-09, 21 Sengkang West Avenue
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (8.30am to 5.30pm)

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Photo: @wenoms/Instagram

Why visit? With a Michelin recommendation on its belt, Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle is yet another go-to stall for prawn noodles in Singapore. The stall has been widely covered by both media outlets and foodies alike, most touting its rich broth and fresh jumbo prawns. The meaty pork ribs are also much spoken about for their tender, fall-off-the-bone texture. 

However, with popularity comes certain cons — namely its longer waiting time. If you’ve ever visited its outlet at Old Airport Road Food Centre at noon, you’ll notice the snaking queue along its storefront, particularly during lunch time. If you want to be assured of your bowl of prawn noodles, we recommend that you come down early before the crowd arrives. 

Crowd favourites: Size does matter, and if we were you, we’d go for the big prawn noodles (from S$5.50) after all that queuing. Get it in the dry version, which comes with\s bouncy noodles coated in a spicy homemade chilli paste. 

Meat lovers will also enjoy the pork rib noodles (from S$5.50), which are topped with generous chunks of meat

3. Da Dong Prawn Noodles

Mellvin Coffee Shop, 354 Joo Chiat Road
Open: Wednesday to Monday (7.30am to 2pm)

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Photo: @cweizhi/Instagram

Why visit? Nestled along the bustling roads of the hip Joo Chiat district is Da Dong Prawn Noodles, a humble eatery run by a young second-generation hawker Watson Lim. His father founded the stall in 1966 and Watson took up the reins in 2018, serving up flavoursome bowls of shiok-worthy prawn noodles ever since. 

The noodles are prepared with a secret generational recipe, and we hear the soup stock is laboriously concocted during the wee hours of the morning from 4am. The result? A super gao (thick) broth that is chock-full of umami notes. 

Crowd favourites: The big prawn noodles (from S$13) draw the crowd in with its plump, fleshy prawns. We’d opt for the soup version, which leans toward the sweeter side. If you enjoy the dry variation, it’s also worth a try and features al dente noodles steeped in a rich and spicy gravy. 

Those swinging by for a light breakfast or lunch can opt for the more manageable prawn noodles (from S$8), which come in a smaller portion. 

4. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

2 Jalan Ayer
Open: Wednesday to Monday (8am to 3.30pm)

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Photo: @lesterblur/Instagram

Why visit? You know an eatery serves good food when it’s name-dropped by Michelin, and Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee is one such shining example. Situated a short walking distance from Kallang MRT, this beloved noodle stall has a staggering seven decades under its belt. 

Its interior may not seem like much — it resembles your average coffee shop, albeit with an old-school, archaic charm — but what really draws its regulars in over the years are its generously portioned prawn noodles.

Get more than just prawn noodles there — there’s a ngoh hiang (five-spice pork rolls) stall which serves up fried fritters that are a great addition to the savoury hae mee, tying the whole meal nicely together. 

Ensure you have cash on hand as our last visit revealed that the eatery does not accept cashless payment. Inconvenient yes, but you could argue that the shunning of modern payment technology is truly the mark of a nostalgic, old-school spot. 

Crowd favourites: While some of the prawn mee in Singapore can fall on the saltier side, Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee’s soup base is known for its light and naturally sweet broth. The pork ribs prawn mee (from S$6) and Sultan prawn noodles (from S$10) are the best selling items on the menu. 

Between the soup and dry versions, the latter is a more favourable option with regulars. The sauce (or “zhup”) which accompanies the dry version is the star of the show — it’s a fiery, savoury dressing embellished with crispy bits of pork lard. 

Pair it with the silky smooth kway teow noodles that come highly recommended by regulars.

5. Beach Road Prawn Noodle House

370/372 East Coast Road
Open: Wednesday to Monday (7am to 4pm)

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Photo: Beach Road Prawn Noodle House

Why visit? Any true foodie would have heard of, or been to Beach Road Prawn Noodle House. It’s a time-honoured establishment in the east serving one of the best prawn noodles in Singapore, and has been around since the 1920s.

For the uninitiated, Beach Road Prawn Noodle House started as a makeshift prawn noodle stall at Blanco Court in the late 1920s, and then moved into a coffee shop along Beach Road in the 1970s — hence its iconic moniker which it bears till this day. The shop later relocated to its current spot at East Coast Road in 1986. 

Today, the shop is run by fourth-generation owners — the noodles here retain its traditional flair, along with its briny, umami-rich broth, which it has come to be known for. However, with all big hawker names, Beach Road Prawn Noodle House does have its detractors; there’s no better way to test if it’s worth the hype than to visit the eatery yourself. 

Crowd favourite: The prawn mee here comes in different iterations, though the basic and most affordable bowl starts from S$6.50. 

The jumbo prawn mee (S$13.50) is where the money is at with its gigantic crustaceans plump with creamy flesh — it comes with two chubby tiger prawns that are halved for easier consumption. Enjoy it with the aromatic soup, which is tinged with slight herbaceous notes. 

Crowds also sing praises for the adjacent ngoh hiang stall, as well — its items are reasonably priced with its ngoh hiang starting from just S$1.70 per piece. 

Read our full, in-depth review on Beach Road Prawn Noodle House. 

6. Deanna’s Kitchen 

Padi Emas Coffee Shop, 214 Jurong East Street 21
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (4pm to 8pm)

Al Rayyan, 10 Jalan Masjid
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (3pm to 1am)

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Photo: Deanna’s Kitchen/Instagram

Why visit? Founded by a husband and wife duo, Deanna’s Kitchen is the first halal prawn mee in Singapore. It conveniently has an outlet located in the West and the East. A plus point for Easties: The Kembangan outlet opens till late for your supper cravings. 

The brand is known for its loaded bowls — yes, we’re talking about noodles heaped with tons of premium, luxurious seafood toppings such as giant prawns, clams and even crayfish. 

Prices here are relatively affordable, too. A bowl of big prawn mee sets you back S$7.50, while the clams and prawn mee option costs the same amount. 

Crowd favourites: As recommended by the founder, the clams and prawn mee (S$7.50) is a must-try. It’s available in dry and soup options, though spicy food aficionados may want to opt for the dry version featuring its homemade sambal chilli. 

Deanna’s Kitchen is very generous with its ingredients, but if you find yourself craving for more seafood, you can always add on the seafood platter (S$11.50) to share. 

7. Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee 

89 Killiney Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

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Photo: Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee/Facebook

Why visit? A recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand, Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee is also on our list when it comes to delicious prawn noodles in Singapore. It has received the award for three editions in a row, from 2021 to 2023 — bearing testament to the shop’s consistent quality even as it grows in popularity. 

For those not in the know, Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee is a family business that is all about serving up the biggest, plumpest catch of the day, which ranges from regular to extra-extra-extra-large sizes. 

Granted, prices are on the higher end, but you can bet that you’re getting your money’s worth with its servings of seafood. 

Crowd favourites: A crowd-favourite dish is the Da Shi Jia wok-fried big prawn in white bee hoon (from S$19.40), which is imbued with savoury, smoky hints of wok hei. 

The poached rice (from S$19.40) is another bestseller, which sees prawns and rice steeped in a sweet-savoury broth. 

8. 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles 

Tekka Food Centre, 01-326, 665 Buffalo Road
Open: Monday to Friday (7am to 1.30pm)

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Photo: 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles/Facebook

Why visit? For classic prawn noodles done right, 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles, located at the lively Tekka Food Centre, is the spot to make a beeline for. The hawker stall is run by Ruifang, a third-generation owner who decided to uphold her family’s prawn noodle legacy. 

Prices are also kept at an affordable rate to cater to the elderly and residents in the area, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank over a bowl (or two) of prawn noodles. 

Crowd favourites: A serving of prawn noodles costs S$5, but you can opt for additional toppings to spruce up your dish — feel free to request extra prawns (S$2), pork slices (S$1) or even sambal chilli (S$0.50), if you prefer a stronger kick of spice.

9. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles 

The Venue Shoppes, 01-01, 2 Tai Thong Crescent
Open: Sunday to Thursday (7am to 3pm, 5pm to 10.30pm), Friday and Saturday (7am to 3pm, 5pm to 1.30am) 

People’s Park Centre, B1-13, 101 Upper Cross Street
Open: Monday to Sunday (9am to 9pm)

140 Corporation Drive
Open: Monday to Saturday (7am to 7pm) 

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Photo: River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles/Facebook

Why visit? River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles is yet another household name that has been around for more than fifty years. The family-run prawn noodle stall is now managed by three second-generation siblings, who ventured into the trade to take over their father’s business. It has recently moved to a newer air-conditioned space – a welcome change given the humid weather these days. 

One of the reasons why River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles is so highly praised is because of its broth — it comprises pork ribs, prawn heads and shells that are left to simmer for more than eight hours. The result is a sweet, umami-rich soup that is oh-so-tasty. 

Crowd favourites: The menu is extensive with different options to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the big prawn noodles (from S$7). 

For something more substantial, get the pork ribs big prawn noodles (from S$8), which come with a bit more pizzaz. 

You can’t go wrong with either soup or dry, but for first timers, you may want to try the dry version with the soup served separately. The noodles come mixed with the eatery’s house made chilli powder, creating a distinct flavour that’s unique to River South Hoe Nam.

10. Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co

458 MacPherson Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

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Photo: Gary Lim/HungryGoWhere

Why visit? It might be eons newer compared to the other brands we’ve mentioned here, but Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co is worth every minute of your travel time to the east. It’s not your run-of-the-mill prawn noodle stall, either — its noodles are served in bubbling rustic earthenware clay pots, rather than the usual brightly coloured melamine bowls. 

Zhup Zhup first started as a hawker stall named One Prawn Noodle at Golden Mile Food Centre, and later moved to MacPherson as One Prawn & Co. Its rebrand to Zhup Zhup is a fairly-recent move, perhaps to indicate its growing menu of items.  

If the trendy presentation of its noodles, which teeter between Japanese ramen-esque and Penang-style, catches your eye, it’s thanks to its owner Gwyneth Ang, who cut her teeth at noteworthy restaurants such as one-Michelin-starred Burnt Ends, Tong Le Private Dining and the now-defunct Forlino. 

Crowd favourites: The prawn noodles (from S$14) are our first pick — it comes with springy al dente noodles topped with crispy pork lard, crunchy vegetables and homemade sambal chilli. It is accompanied by a separate bow of juicy prawns in an aromatic prawn broth. 

The seafood paofan (S$16) also has our hearts with its smorgasbord of succulent seafood atop a bed of Japanese pearl rice infused with prawn bisque. 

Here’s our in-depth take on the rebranded Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co

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Why visit? Also colloquially known as Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle, Zhi Wei Xian Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle is a Michelin-recognised eatery humbly tucked away at the corner of Zion Riverside Food Centre. 

The stall uses a time-tested secret family recipe to prepare its broth, made with fresh ingredients. Besides the seafood-rich soup, the stall’s use of fleshy and juicy prawns also draws customers in.

The stall is especially crowded during lunch hours, so you should head down early if you want to skip the queue.

Crowd favourites: The prawn mee starts from S$8 per bowl and goes up to S$28. While reviews on whether the soup or dry version are relatively evenly split, we are impartial towards the soup version. 

Its prawn noodle soup has a rich and umami flavour accompanied by fresh prawns and soft pork ribs. It’s topped with deep fried crispy pork skin for that additional burst of flavour. If you prefer your broth more balanced, as opposed to a robust one, Zhi Wei Xian might well end up being your next favourite. 

12. Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles 

Loyang Way Food Village, 64 Loyang Way
Open: Monday to Saturday (6am to 2:15pm) 

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Photo: @fificss/Instagram

Why visit? Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles may be a bit of a hidden gem, but it has its fair share of foodies and fans who rave about the stall’s delectable prawn mee. If you’re craving a bowl of super shiok prawn mee, then venturing to the far, far east of Loyang will be worth it, believe us. 

We hear the broth is brimming with aroma and umami (thanks to its laborious preparation process, which begins at 4am) and the ingredients are fresh and sizeable.

Crowd favourites: While the most affordable dish here is the shelled prawn noodles (S$5 for soup option, S$5.50 for dry option), the main star here is the big prawn noodles (from S$6 for soup option, from S$6.50 for dry option). 

As with many famous hawkers, its homemade chilli sauce comes highly recommended by patrons for its fiery spiciness. For that reason, we recommend you opt for the dry prawn noodles that come with a large bowl of soup on the side. 

13. Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Mee 

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, 01-41, 41A Cambridge Road
Open: Saturday to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (6am to 2pm)

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Photo: @henbaohen.bao/Instagram

Why visit? Those on a budget should check out Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Mee, where you can savour a hearty bowl of prawn noodles at affordable prices. Located at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, the stall whips up delicious prawn mee that costs as low as S$2.50 per serving, a seldom seen pricepoint in today’s competitive economic climate. 

There are only three sizes of prawn mee available: S$2.50, S$3 and S$5. You can also request an additional soup refill, which is on the house. Service is fast and efficient, too, which makes the dining experience much more enjoyable. 

Crowd favourite: The large-sized bowl (S$5) is more than sufficient to fill any rumbling tummy — it features a decent mixture of pork rib slices, fish cakes and crunchy prawns. Compared to the soup, the dry variation is much more intense and flavourful.

14. Don Don Prawn Noodles 

Circuit Road Hawker Centre, 01-42, 79 Circuit Road
Open: Thursday to Tuesday (11am to 8pm)

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Why visit? If you’re really, really craving prawn noodles, then “don” say we didn’t tell you: Don Don Prawn Noodles has bowls of XXL-sized prawn mee that you can sink your teeth into. This popular stall at Circuit Road Hawker Centre is well-loved for its jumbo prawn noodles, where it’s not just big in size but also big on flavour. 

What also sets Don Don Prawn Noodles apart is its well-established welfare programs to elderly homes. The stall prepares hundreds of bowls of its prawn noodles with the help of its regulars — a fact that warms our hearts. 

All of its condiments — from fried shallots, pork lard and fiery chilli sauce — are also made from scratch daily. Even its prawns are freshly procured from the wet market every day, so you can be sure each bowl is brimming with freshness. 

Crowd favourite: Don’t miss the signature jumbo prawn noodles (S$14.80), which feature massive prawns atop a mound of yellow noodles. Enjoy it with the soup stock, which we hear is sweetened with carrots for that extra flavour and fragrance.

We see an equal number of advocates for both soup version and dry version so we’ll leave the choice up to you. 

If you’re feeling really hungry, opt for the combo set (S$17.80) where you get a little bit of everything: prawns, pork ribs, pig’s tail and fish cakes.

15. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, 01-15, 41A Cambridge Road
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (8.30am to 2pm)

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Photo: Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles/Instagram

Why visit? When it comes to one of the best prawn mee in Singapore, Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles is another industry stalwart that easily comes to mind. Founded in 1951, the brand has been serving tasty bowls of prawn mee for over seven decades — if its legacy isn’t convincing enough, it has also been given the Michelin seal of approval. 

The stall is helmed by a husband-and-wife duo, with the latter being known to be a tad moody and unfriendly. However, grumpy stall owners aside, if an exceptional bowl of prawn mee is what you’re here for, you’ll most certainly be walking away with your money’s worth. 

Crowd favourites: The stall is reputed for its eye-watering big prawn noodles, which start from S$15 onwards, depending on the size of the prawns. The regular prawn noodles (from S$5) are on the more affordable end if you’re not keen on splurging.  

16. Wang Bu Liao Traditional Prawn Noodles 

Golden Mile Tower, 01-27, 6001 Beach Road
Open: Monday to Friday (10.30am to 6pm), Saturday (12.30pm to 6pm)

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Photo: @danteo/Instagram

Why visit? In a place like Singapore where almost everyone is a critical foodie, it’s rare to see a place with multiple reviews rating the eatery as five stars, so when you find one such as Wang Bu Liao Traditional Prawn Noodles, you best believe it’s a true gem. 

Aside from being air-conditioned, this underrated spot is also located in a quiet mall (Golden Mile Tower), allowing you to enjoy your meal in peace and comfort while you’re there.

Crowd favourites: Instead of getting the prawn noodle (from S$6), patrons highly recommend the soft bone prawn noodle (S$8) — the stall’s name for the usual pork ribs prawn noodle. This bowl comes with a pair of medium-sized peeled prawns.

Regulars recommend the dry version accompanied with the chilli to enhance the flavour of the soup. If you’re looking for something different, opt for meepok noodles, instead of the usual yellow noodles — we think it sounds like a perfect combination of bak chor mee and prawn noodles combined. 

17. Albert Street Prawn Noodle  

Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-10, 51 Old Airport Road
Open: Thursday to Tuesday (8.30am to 9.30pm) 

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Why visit? With history dating back to the 1960s, Albert Street Prawn Noodle has been a contender for best prawn mee in Singapore for decades and remains a nostalgic favourite for many locals. Its prices have remained relatively affordable over the years, with a bowl of prawn noodles starting from S$5.50. 

Aside from that, the stall is also located at the iconic Old Airport Road Food Centre which houses a ton of favourite local dishes – ban mian, lor mee and oyster omelette

Crowd favourites: Albert Street Prawn Noodles’ noodles and broth are on the lighter side, and balance the richness of the simmered pork ribs and sweetness of the prawn shells well. 

To get the best of both worlds, most folks opt for the pork ribs prawn noodle that starts from S$5.50 a bowl and goes up to S$20. Of course, the more expensive your bowl, the greater the quantity of ingredients. 

18. Chin Choon Prawn Noodle  

De Tian Coffee Shop, 265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (7am to 3pm)

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Photo: @taroxtaco/Instagram

Why Visit? Though it’s often glossed over when talking about prawn mee in Singapore, Chin Choon Prawn Noodle is still a memorable name to fans of prawn noodles. It’s also got some of the lowest prices on our list with prawn noodles going for as low as S$4.50. 

Chin Choon also offers free refills of its umami-laden broth — a ladle is provided and you can help yourself to a second serving of its sweet prawn broth. 

Crowd favourites: The food stall is best known for its Malaysian-style prawn noodles wherein the dry noodles are mixed in light and dark soy sauce base to create a rich and savoury sauce. 

You’ll have to give this unique base a try while you’re there. You can opt for the prawn noodles, pig’s intestine, pig’s tail or pig’s kidney noodles (priced at S$5.50 a bowl, each).

19. Seng Huat Prawn Noodles    

Telok Blangah Food Centre, 01-38, 79 Telok Blangah Drive
Open: Friday to Monday (6am to 1.30pm)

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Why Visit? There’s something about hawker stalls like Seng Huat Prawn Noodles that operate only a limited number of days, and closing once they sell out. With these limited hours comes the expectation and trepidation that whatever it’s selling, it’s bound to be good. 

Thankfully, Seng Huat/Chen Fa Prawn Mee doesn’t disappoint. It’s got a simple menu with two items: fishball noodles (S$4) and prawn noodles (S$4). Yes, it’s that cheap.

Crowd favourites: Given that the menu is so small, you can’t really go wrong with either order. Most people come for the prawn noodles and strongly recommend the dry version. 

The noodles are mixed with sambal base and topped with crispy pork lard and fried shallots — a sinfully good combination. Instead of opting for the usual kway teow or yellow noodle, try the dry version with mee kia noodles, instead — the sauce clings exceptionally well to these noodles. 

20. Big Prawn Noodle 

P12 Coffee Shop, 205D Compassvale Lane
Open: Friday to Wednesday (7.45am to 6pm)

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Why Visit? A casual coffee shop located underneath a HDB in Sengkang is hardly a spot you’d think has good prawn mee, so when we chanced upon Big Prawn Noodle, we were understandably excited. If you’re headed here for lunch, it’ll be best to head down early to avoid its snaking lunchtime queues.

If you’re a fan of having a richer and more flavourful soup base, Big Prawn Noodle is a must-try — its broth is thick, but can border on being too salty if you’re used to milder flavours. 

Crowd favourites: There are a multitude of ways in which you can order your prawn noodles here. The normal prawn noodle goes for just S$4.50. However, we recommend going for the big prawn noodle (from S$6) to get the most bang for your buck. You’ll get seven halved prawns, beautifully laid out on top of the noodles of your choice. 

Of course, you can also go for the extra big prawn noodle (S$14.30), but we find that to be a little too excessive. For a decent and filling lunch, the second best option is the best bet for you. 

21. Jian Li Prawn Noodle 

Kopi Kia Coffee Shop, 01-1314, 56 New Upper Changi Road
Open: Saturday to Monday (6am to 11.30am), Tuesday and Wednesday (6am to 12pm)

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Photo: @oyt1995/Instagram

Why Visit? Jian Li Prawn Noodle is run by a rather young duo using a traditional prawn noodle recipe that has been passed down through the family. If you love the vibe and taste of old school prawn noodles, you’ll have to pay this place a visit. 

Do note its rather short opening hours and head down early to secure your bowl. Every bowl is made to order in the small stall so be prepared for a bit of a wait. 

Crowd favourites: Regulars praise Jian Li’s prawn noodles (from S$4), which comes with prawns, beansprouts, slices of lean pork, a generous amount of noodles and a nourishing bowl of soup. 

But what really keeps them coming back is the fresh and crunchy pork lard topping every bowl of noodles. These sinfully addictive little bits maintain its crisp despite marinating in the soup for a while and it makes all the textural difference to your meal. 

Hungry for more? Read our guides to the best places for Hokkien mee in Singapore, and our go-to guide on the best eats at Bedok 85 Market

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles, Albert Street Prawn Noodle, Blanco Court Prawn Mee, Chin Choon Prawn Noodle, Deanna’s Kitchen, Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee, Don Don Prawn Noodles, Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee, River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles, and Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. 

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