10 Best Prawn Noodles In Singapore That Are Worth The Insanely Long Snaking Queues

13 May
Best Prawn Noodles In Singapore

The humble prawn noodle, otherwise known as “hae mee” in Hokkien, is a comforting noodle dish that’s immensely fragrant and savoury beyond compare. Flavoured using a combination of pork bones and prawn heads, prawn noodles is a dish that’s fundamentally simple yet always ends up tasting different wherever you go.

Some prawn noodles are lighter in flavour, allowing the ingredients to take centre stage while some are full-bodied and savoury, boasting a broth so intense, the mere aroma itself is enough to get you salivating.

Without further ado, here is our list of 10 best prawn noodles in Singapore.

545 whampoa prawn mee
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545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles serves up classic, old school prawn mee that uses a recipe passed down for 3 generations now. This nostalgic bowl of goodness comes in either dry or soup form. The sambal used in the dry noodles provides a good kick, while the soup version has an incredibly rich broth that will take you back to the heydays—or shall we say, “hae” days.

Tekka Food Centre
665 Buffalo Road, #01-326
Singapore 210665
Daily: 6.30am – 2pm
(Closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Nearest Station: Little India

Adam Road Prawn Noodle


This place has pushed the boundaries of your typical prawn noodle. The broth is made using a combination of sea prawns, pork ribs and crabs and is an absolute showstopper in its own right. The use of wild sea prawns yields a broth that is a notch sweeter and flavourful! We recommend you add on their tender pork ribs for an even more memorable meal.

2 Adam Road
Singapore 289876
Tel: +65 9693 7961
Tue to Sun: 9.30am – 4pm, 6.30pm – 2am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

beach road prawn mee
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The prawns here are massive, fresh and incredibly juicy. The noodles here come in soup and dry form, which we both equally love. The dry version comes with a dollop of their homemade chilli sauce as well as a healthy (ironic) amount of fried lard and shallots. The soup version, on the other hand, sees both noodle and prawn submerged in a flavourful prawn an pork bone broth.

370 East Coast Road
Singapore 428981
Tel: +65 6345 7196
Daily: 8am – 4pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Eunos

Da Dong Prawn Noodles


The soup here at Da Dong is lighter than the ones at most prawn noodle places, but it packs one heck of an umami kick. This sweet yet savoury orange-hued broth is what keeps people coming back for more. The prawns here are deliciously juicy and they soak up all that fragrant broth really well.

354 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427600
Wed to Mon: 7.30am – 2pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar

hock prawn mee
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One thing we love about this place is that they are open 24-hours, so you can satisfy your prawn noodle cravings anytime you want! They also have a whopping 7 different kinds of prawn mee, which is the first that we have ever heard of. So if you’re looking for some variety when it comes to prawn mee, this place definitely should be on your list.

43 Jalan Besar
Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre
Singapore 208804
Daily: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Jalan Besar

khoon kee tasty prawn mee
Photo Credit: thebarefootfoodie 


The soup base of the prawn mee here is very sweet and fragrant, which is due to the kind of prawns they use—submarine prawns—as well as the addition of rock sugar. The ribs that they use in the soup is also fall-0ff-the-bone tender and adds an additional layer of flavour to the broth.

Blk 85 Redhill Lane Hawker Centre, #01-58
Singapore 150085
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 1pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Redhill


Ming's Prawn Noodle - Prawn Noodles


Dishing out delightful bowls of prawn noodles, this humble hawker stall—operated by a millennial—surprises in numerous ways. For one, the broth is extremely full-bodied yet nuanced, tasting as though it has undergone decades of refinement. The ingredients are prepared fresh daily and the owner himself even boasts the fact that his prawns are bought fresh from the fishery from as early as 2.30am daily.

#01-01 Alexandra Village Food Centre
120 Bukit Merah Ln 1
Singapore 150120
Tel: +65 9616 0495
Thu to Tue: 7am – 3pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Nearest Station: Queenstown

Prawnaholic Special Prawn Noodle


Prawnaholic is the brainchild of a new generation of hawker vendors that aims to showcase prawn noodles in a new light. Instead of your usual prawns and ribs, their prawn noodles come with Kurobuta pork belly slices, shrimp balls as well as fresh mammoth-sized prawns—a contemporary yet genius twist to traditional prawn noodles, if you ask us.

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

river south hoe nam prawn noodle
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This stall gets their broth from frying the prawn shells and heads in hot oil before simmering it with pork ribs for more than 8 hours, which yieldss an intense and robust broth. It’s rare to find a prawn noodle stall that’s willing to open all the way past midnight, but thankfully, these folks do.

This is solely based on personal opinion, but from the few times that we’ve visited them at night, the soup tends to taste a little watered down as compared to when we visit during the day.

31 Tai Thong Crescent
Singapore 347859
Tel: +65 6281 9293
Daily: 6.30am – 4.30am, 6pm – 4.30am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Potong Pasir

Whitley Rd Prawn Noodles 2


This is a local favourite that Singaporeans flock to when the prawn cravings hit you hard. We like how they include a hearty portion of pig innards to go with noodles, which is something you don’t see in many places. Add a dash of their home-made chilli paste if you’re looking for an extra kick!

Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road, #01-98
Singapore 390051
Tue to Fri: 9am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Dakota

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