Big Prawn Noodles @ Layang Way – 大虾面 The Art of Prawn Noodles
The wall right behind the stall has a graffiti painted with the big words “The Art of 蝦 Noodles” literally meant “The art of Prawn noodles”. The slogan seems to implicit the confidence of its culinary skills for this staple food and the long queue apparently underpinning the popularity of the prawn noodles here.
Located deep in the Loyang industrial park and almost right next to the sea, Big Prawn Noodles chosen the secluded part of the island to run the business, the one-man show stall has nothing to fear of lacking the crowd – queue hardly broken throughout the business hours.
Operating only for the breakfast and lunch crowd, we went early in the early morning around eight plus and queue for 20 mins for the noodles.
Big Prawn Noodles offers standard prawn mee at $3.80 in between 6.30am to 10am catered mainly for the workers nearby, however, the real Mccoy here is the big prawn noodles and the pork rib & prawn noodles besides the premium Abalone prawn noodles that sold at $8/10.
Big Prawn Noodles (soup) $5/7/9
We ordered the $7 serving size that came with ten half-sliced middle size prawns and topped with a spoonful of homemade shallot oil. The taste of the soup was flavourful, it has the much needed sweetness and tastefulness of a good prawn noodle, what we love most with Big Prawn Noodles is the missing fishy taste that found in other famous prawn noodles shops, something could be cloying and unbearable for the tastebuds.
At Big Prawn Noodle, every sip of the soup was well-balanced to provide the diner a pleasant experience, we slurped up to the last drop of the soup and with complete satisfaction.
The prawns were fresh and perfectly cooked, likewise the yellow noodle and the mee hoon.
Pork ribs and Prawn noodles $5/7/9
We opted for the dry version for this dish, the base chili sauce went well to give the noodles the much needed flavour though a bit more in robustness in the seasoning could turn the dish heavenly.
Both the yellow noodle and mee hoon mixture were cooked to the right texture, pork ribs and prawn were served in a separate bowl, the pork ribs were fork-tender, prawns were fresh and sweet. Interestingly, somehow the broth for the dry version were slightly richer and sweeter when compared to the soup version, may be the extra pork ribs helped to elevate the flavour in the soup.
Don’t discard the spoonful of homemade shallot oil, it is the killer that can help to enhance the overall taste drastically.
Side orders are available too, you can top up with extra ingredients eg. pork ribs, pig skin or intestine for a cost. As for the Abalone Prawn noodles, we shall try in our next visit.
Undoubtedly, Big Prawn Noodles has well showcased its flair for the prawn noodles, “The Art of Prawn Noodles” has truly lived up to its name, delivering tantalising bowls of prawn noodles that good enough to warrant them to be one of the best prawn noodles in Singapore.
Big Prawn Noodles
A: 64, Loyang Way, Loyang Way Food Village, Singapore 508754
Mon – Fri 6.30am to 3.00pm
Sat: 6.30am to 2.00pm
Sun & PH: Closed