Talk about the best prawn noodles in Singapore and you may be in for some heated argument hotter than the hae mee soup.
Some of the usual suspects include Da Dong Prawn Noodles (Joo Chiat), Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee, Whitley Road Prawn Noodles, Zion Road’s Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle, Blanco Court Prawn Mee (Beach Road), to River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles.
But people in the East is likely to give their vote to Beach Road Prawn Noodle House 美芝律大虾面 at 370 East Coast Road.
This is one of those prawn noodles shops that is always swarming with customers.
People come here in buses, taxis, (some very expensive) cars, bikes or walk from the East Coast vicinity.
A little bit of fun-history: There used to be a famous Prawn Noodles stall at Beach Road, and this shop is apparently set up by the grandson of the founder.
Other family members also opened Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee and Joo Chiat Prawn Mee, so they are kind of related.
While the queues are Beach Road Prawn Noodle House often quite long, they have a pretty efficient serving system where you can sit at the table and wait rather than standing in line.
You should get your food relatively fast.
Other than the most popular option of Jumbo Prawn Mee ($12), other choices include Prawn Noodles, Prawn with Pork Rib Mee, Pork Ribs Mee with Pig’s Tail, and Prawn with Pig’s Tail Mee – priced at $6, $9 or $12.
The place may be crowded, but I got a medium serving of their Dry Prawn Noodles (Small $5.80, Medium $8.80, Jumbo $11.80) within a couple of minutes.
The presentation was basic but the taste was quite exceptional.
The prawns were fresh, noodles, tossed in delicious chili sauce, fried with lard bits and fried shallots.
Soup version was flavourful with slight sweetness, without being overly intense. This is one of the few shops that does both versions relatively well.
Most established Prawn Noodle shops seem to sell deep-fried Ngoh Hiang and Fish Cakes on the side, this is no exception.
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
370 East Coast Road, Singapore 428981
Tel: +65 63457196
Opening Hours: 7am – 4pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
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