It’s almost impossible to resist a sumptuous bowl of prawn noodles, especially not if the broth boasts immense depth. Prawn noodles are available in most hawker centres in Singapore, but out of the lot, perhaps only a handful make the cut.
Upon our recent trip out to Jurong East, we discovered a humble prawn noodle stall by the name of Famous Seng Heng Family Restaurant that is tucked away at the back of Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre. It had everything. From a heady, umami-dense broth to a generous portion of fresh ingredients and the cherry on top? A substantial bowl cost us only S$3.
The offerings here are straightforward. They only specialise in prawn noodles in either dry or soup form. Which is sort of a good thing because rather than a stall that tries its best to cater to all cravings, they focus solely on perfecting one dish.
Priced affordably at S$3, the dry version came with 4 whole prawns, a generous amount of egg noodles, bean sprouts, fish cakes and kang kong.
The noodles were delightfully springy and were the bits of fried shallot garnished over top gave the dish a nice toasted flavour. The chilli definitely elevated the flavours of the dish and did well to bring everything together nicely without being too fiery.
The prawns themselves were not the biggest and juiciest but for what it’s worth, they still hit the spot nonetheless.
Famous Seng Heng Family Restaurant
Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre
347 Jurong East Avenue 1, #01-226
Daily: 6am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Chinese Garden