This Prawn Noodle stall at Telok Blangah Drive probably do not need any more publicity, as it is getting queues that last for more than half an hour on days of operation.
Oh… the stall is only just opened 6am to 12pm, and from Fridays to Mondays.
The trick is to come very early in the morning, like before 8am.
In a food centre quite filled various with Fishball Noodle stalls and a famous Carrot Cake and Wanton Noodle stall, you still won’t miss Seng Huat’s line even though its signboard is already quite faded.
(And don’t go to the wrong food centre – this is Telok Blangah DRIVE.)
The stall has also somehow kept itself off-the-radar in many repeated “Best Prawn Noodles” listicles, and it probably deserves a spot somewhere there.
30 years and more in the history, and uncle and auntie continue to attract regulars – many come for the tasty and affordably priced old-school Prawn Noodles at $3 and $3.50.
$3.50! For so many ingredients with prawns, pork slices, fish cake and soup with that umami goodness.
Auntie also works her charm, chatting up with customers as though they have been friends for a long time. She called me ”shuai ge” (but not everybody gets that, lol) and reminded another auntie to wear her mask properly.
While Seng Huat sells two items, most are really here for the Prawn Noodles, and they also have mee kia and mee pok options.
I have dedicated much time to queuing, tried various combinations and concluded that the Prawn Noodles Dry Mee Pok is probably their best.
Many Prawn Mee stalls in Singapore are known for their soup versions, but go for the Dry option for this (not that their soup is any bad).
You get a bowl of alluring mix of chilli sauce, pork lard and crispy shallots that have that fragrance and bite.
The mee pok was cooked just right, with a QQ-springy bite and well-tossed with the sauces.
Somehow, I found the mee kia cooked till the softer and soggier side (just a tad more) between the two.
The accompanying bowl of soup was rich and flavourful, slightly on the sweet side but not over, and perhaps a little greasy.
As for the soup version, it was a credible bowl with old-school savour, great for a cooling morning with its ’qing’ (light yet flavourful) soup.
Seng Huat / Cheng Fa Prawn and Fishball Noodles
79 Telok Blangah Drive, Singapore 100079
Opening Hours: 6am – 12pm (Fri – Mon), Closed Tues – Thurs
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