As far as local noodle dishes go, our hearts and stomachs always find its way to the usual few whether it’s a humble bowl of fishball noodles, laksa or prawn noodles. Yet, now with a new generation of hawkers taking over our food scene, local dishes are given new and creative tweaks, introducing modern cooking techniques as well as different ingredients.
The traditional prawn noodles (or as many know it as hae mee) is given a modern twist over at Prawnaholic. Run by a team of young budding cooks with a fresh canvas for innovation, treat your palates to a dish that sees the addition of premium Kurobuta pork belly slices, shrimp balls as well as fresh mammoth-sized prawns.
The selection of dishes here are concise and straightforward with just 3 different types of prawn noodles to choose from and 2 sides—we heard these fried treats go excellently with beer.
Take a quick look around and chances are you’ll notice several tables filled with the stall’s signature Special Prawn Noodle (S$6.50). The dish comprises fresh prawns, torched slices of Kurobuta pork and their homemade prawn ball.
Available in both soup or dry versions, we liked that the dry version was well seasoned. The noodles were flavourful on its own with a sweet, umami quality that made it pretty addictive. The prawns were fresh, and the prawn ball had a nice texture to it but the real winner for us was the Kurobuta pork.
Glazed in a sweet soy sauce and torched to caramelised perfection, every bite filled our mouth with luxurious, buttery fat coupled with bittersweet undertones.
For those looking to go hard instead of going home, consider the King Prawn Noodles (S8.50) that features king prawns as opposed to the standard sized ones. Plump, sweet and brimming with deep prawn flavours, we highly recommend opting for this option if you’re a true-blue prawn lover.
The dish also comes topped with fried baby shrimp which add a lovely umami note to the dish.
A good side item to pair with your noodles is their Prawn Balls & Salted Egg Mayo (S$6.50). Battered and deep-fried to golden perfection, these bad boys make a great crunchy snack. Enjoy it along with their homemade salted egg mayo sauce for a delicious savoury kick.
However, we suggest getting a drink to go along with it because it tends to get a tad salty after a while.
110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-12
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Pasir Ris