There are a number of noteworthy hawker stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre which are helmed by young 20 to 30 something hawkers who go into this line with a passion.
Some of them include Ashes Burnnit (for burgers), YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle, The Original Vadai, Shen Bakmi Noodle, Fudo Western, Chef Choo Signature and Yong Kwang Yummy Seafood, and I think they do deserve a spotlight.
Being a prawn mee lover, I was quite enticed by One Prawn Noodle.
The stall is headed by Gwyneth Ang, with more than 10 years’ experience working in established restaurants like Burnt Ends, Tong Le Private Dining and Forlino.
When Gwyneth was working in the restaurants, her favourite question for fellow colleagues was ”What would be the death-row meal? (I know, slightly morbid.)
She then thought that… hers would be Penang Prawn Noodles.
Therefore, her prawn noodles come with a difference, and is inspired by the flavours of Penang prawn noodles and Japanese ramen broth.
So disclaimer first: you cannot go expecting local hae mee.
Considering the quality of the ingredients, prices are inexpensive, with offerings of Classic Big Prawn Noodles ($5, $7), Pork Ribs Big Prawn Noodles ($6, $8), Prawn Balls & Big Prawn Noodles ($6, $8), to combination bowl of Supreme Prawn Noodles ($10).
Noodle choices include yellow mee, thin or thick beehoon.
Customers can also add on extra ingredients such as prawn balls ($2.50), big prawns ($2.50), pork ribs ($2.50), beancurd roll ($0.50), vegetables ($0.50), whole egg ($0.50) and sliced fish cake ($0.50).
Get the soup version to experience the gao gao (thick) rich broth that come in a distinct tangerine-orange colour, and that umami.
Accordingly, the hawker brews the broth for hours by simmering pork bones to get that distinct taste and subtle sweetness that comes through.
Also, the prawn heads are blended and ‘washed’ with the broth for multiple times to fully extract the flavours.
The chilli element has been removed from the soup to cater to the local customers, but you can request for sambal to be added.
The one other thing I noticed was the fried shallots fragrance. They insist on making their own fried shallots and shallot oil for that aroma.
This is also one of the stalls that add the unusual prawn balls – kind of reminds me of Le Shrimp Ramen except that these were softer.
Between the soup and the dry version, the soup stands out a lot more due to the hot, robust broth. One of the most promising Prawn Noodles I had of late.
One Prawn Noodle
#01-93 Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road Singapore 199583
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
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