Hae, Prawn-themed restaurant!? You heard it right.
Prawn Noodle Bar serves up a modern rendition of prawn noodles, as well as everything else prawn-related.
Like its name suggests, the majority of their dishes uses prawn as a key ingredient in cooking.
Upon entering the place, I was rather entertained by its neon signage which says “Nice 虾“.
It could either mean delicious prawns, or perhaps a more local slang of us emphasizing that the food is really nice sia. How apt.
Their signature Prawn Noodle ($21) comes in Dry or Soup version.
The Dry bowl was served with a hearty bowl of noodles tossed in fried shallot and pork lard, with lightly grilled king prawns and rolled pork belly.
While I generally like the scented aroma of fried shallot and pork lard in dry noodles, I felt that the chilli could use a bit more oomph to further elevate its taste profile.
Its accompanying serving of prawn broth, which I presume would be same used for the soup version, was a head-turner.
Despite the texture resembled more of a light soup, it was surprisingly packed filled with sweet umami-ness of prawns.
Legit good stuff.
Moving on from their signature hae mee, other interesting prawn-related dishes are such as Prawn Laksa Risotto ($20), Wok Hei Prawn Noodles ($22), Ebi Burger ($21) and Prawnster Roll ($22).
I was also highly recommended to their sides like Har Cheong Gai ($13). Okay, not prawn but still they use prawn paste to marinate chicken.
When served, a whiff of its alluring prawn paste aroma could be detected even before I dig in.
What appealed to me was its har cheong flavour which has infused thoroughly into the juicy chicken meat.
I absolutely adore Wu Xiang, or Five Spices Platter ($14) and theirs came with an assortment of deep-fried prawn fritters, battered fish fillet, pork roll and spring roll, served with chilli sauce.
The staff did mention that they prepared all the ingredients in-house.
While it wasn’t particularly mind-blowing, this platter could possibly serve as a good plate of bar bites to go along with alcohol.
For those would like to go for a crustacean treat, you could be in for a hae-py time.
Prawn Noodle Bar
9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593
Tel: +65 8028 0802
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tue – Sun), Closed Mon
Other Related Entries
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House (East Coast Road)
Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle (Zion Road)
Chef Kang’s Noodle House (Toa Payoh)
Chung Cheng Chilli Mee (Golden Mile Food Centre)
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee (Geylang)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.