The Top 6 Best Prawn Mee in Singapore
Our Great Prawn Mee hunt has come to an end – and it’s finally time to see who tops our list! We have tasted prawn noodles from more than 20 stalls – some famous, some not, to unearth gems and inevitably some duds. We even tasted some stalls twice or thrice for due diligence. Are we tired of prawn mee by now? Yes. But was it worth it? Totally.
That said, we observed that despite Singaporeans’ complaints about the rising prices of hawker food, you’d find them unflinchingly handing over $20 for a bowl of premium prawn mee. Which goes to show that price is not a boundary to enjoying good food – ordering a bowl of prawn noodles for $10 to $20 has become commonplace. With such great margins, it’s no wonder that even young enterprising people have been jumping on the prawn mee bandwagon, ushering in a prawn noodle boom in Singapore!
So without further ado, here are our top picks of the best prawn noodles in Singapore. Note: our picks are in no order of merit. If we’ve missed out any prawn mee contenders you feel strongly about, let us know in the comments!
Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House @ East Coast Road
From the man on the street to the overtly wealthy (judging by the luxury cars parked along the road!), the popularity of this succulent prawn mee is evident.
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee @ Kallang
Staffed by at least 10 workers to keep up with orders, the demand for their noodles is unmistakeable. The broth gets more robust as the day goes on, with the stock becoming more intense. So come earlier for a lighter broth – and in the evening for a strong, thicker prawn soup!
Blanco Court Prawn Mee
Similar to Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee, this stall is well received by people working in the city. This is also perhaps the nearest prawn mee to those staying in the West.
Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle, Singapore @ Zion Road
Operating from the famous Riverside food centre at Zion road, this one man operation is a busy one. We like the broth and the prawn mee here a lot but the occasionally rushed job does compromise the standard of the prawn mee. Inconsistency might be a weakness here.
Lao Lee Prawn Noodle @ Tampines Market and Food Centre
Robust prawn broth, delectable dry noodles, cheap and good – what’s not to like? Many people definitely concur -the long queue here is a true testament to its quality.
Newton Big Prawn Noodles @ Defu
(Not to be confused with Newton Mee Kee Prawn Mee, the lacklustre prawn noodle stall which has few branches around in Singapore that did not make the cut.)
Newton Big prawn mee at Defu has a very impressive prawn broth, the dry version is equally good – you’d be back for more! This is another hidden gem that you don’t want to miss out on.
Happy prawn noodle eating! And tell us which are your favourites in the comments below!