Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee 大食家大大大虾面 at Killiney Road has recently been included in the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2021 list.
It is known to “serve prawn noodle soup and fried prawn bee hoon that diners can customise with a variety of noodles and sizes ranging from regular to XXL”.
After opened for some time in 2018, it really got into the foodie limelight when hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng sang praises of its “very rich stock studded liberally with fried lard”.
That prompted other food bloggers and instagrammers such as Dr Leslie Tay of @ieatishootipost fame to try the eatery, and commented on its very tasty Penang style soup and use of very good sea prawns.
However, this is what I feel – that the best dish there was not really the Big Prawn Noodles, but the Wok-Fried Big Prawn White Bee Hoon ($17.80, $20.80).
Not many diners seem to order that (in the initial days), because it is located on a more inconspicuous part of the menu, and also pricier than rest of the items.
Opened by 2nd generation ‘hawkers’, the owner’s father operates a zi char chain, which explains the strength of the wok-fried dishes.
The Prawn Noodles are priced at $7.80, $12.80, $16.80, and $19.80 The difference is with the size of the prawns.
You get a choice of yellow noodles, bee hoon and kway teow. I would typically order the dry bee hoon, tossed in an appetizing black sauce.
Add some of the cut-chill for added shiok-ness.
Initially, I thought that the broth was slightly ‘weak’ and not as robust, say as compared to the stall at Zion Riverside Food Centre, but the soup base got richer and more flavourful over time.
The dish I would recommend would be the Wok-Fried Big Prawn White Bee Hoon ($17.80) which combines firm bee hoon, umami-rich prawn stock, and wok-hei.
This signature dish is cooked up with white bee hoon noodles in a rich prawn broth that gives it its intense seafood flavour. Totally comforting especially when the thin vermicelli has absorbed some of that stock.
That is because the broth used is simmered for a number of hours using wild sea-caught prawns for that sweetness and umami-ness, making the base slurp-worthy.
The wok hei in this dish is evident, and large prawns which have soft yet bouncy texture are generously topped to make this noodle dish quite filling.
Other side dishes available include Salted Egg Chicken ($7.30), Beancurd Skin Prawn Roll ($7.30), Fried Fish Cake ($5.80), Hae Zhou or Prawn Fritters ($7.30, $10.30), Crispy Spicy Winglets ($11.30), and Vegetables of The Day ($7.30).
There is a special drink that no other people had talked about, which is the Fresh Green Apple Juice with Sour Plum ($4.30) – a refreshing thirst quencher with sweet and sour flavours. Get that.
Da Shi Jia 大食家大大大虾面
89 Killiney Road Singapore 239534
Tel: +65 6732 1085
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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