Tuesday, September 11, 2007

To the West for Prawn Mee

Mention Prawn Mee (noodles) to anyone in Singapore and one of the more well-known stalls that roll of the tongue is Noodle Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle. So I have to admit that I went down with rather high expectations of prawn glory...

Only to have been thrown back to earth.

I ordered the dry version of Prawn Mee ($4 for small) which came with a few halves of de-shelled prawns, sliced lean pork and a few wisps of kang kong. The prawns were miserable and far from prawn glory. Perhaps I had ordered the wrong choice. But I did enjoy the tasty slices of lean pork and even though the kang kong was just a few strands, I enjoyed its crunch. Few stalls add kang kong now and even fewer are generous with it.

I can't help but comment on the sauce that came with the dry noodles. It's just too sweet with plenty of ketchup. The same can also be said of the accompanying bowl of soup sans the ketchup. It seemed diluted and the over-powering sweetness of rock sugar just didn't do it for me.

I have to say that on the whole, while this isn't shockingly-good for me, it was decent enough for a normal bowl of prawn mee. I'll gladly remain in the east for now.

Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle
Adam Road Food Centre
Stall 27
2 Adam Road
Opens: 9.15am to 4pm
6.30pm to 2am

Chew On This: It's been rumoured that this stall serves Crab Mee, with one whole crab, at night though I can't confirm this. Anyone?


Anonymous said...

Hi! I tried those prawn noodles from adam road too! I had the soup version and i was utterly disappointed by it! Given its good critiques, high recommendations, food awards and what nots.

Do try the joo chiat prawn noodles from Onan Road. Its in a little coffeeshop housed deep inside the onan road stretch. Very secluded area. haha.

The Hungry Cow said...

pammiez: Heya, thanks for the comment. I'll give the Onan Road one a try the next time I'm around the area. Sounds like an adventure finding the place. Cool.

Bottomless Pit said...

Yups they do serve crab mee. They are highly overrated as well .....

interested in trying the onan road one.. cheers guys!

The Hungry Cow said...

bottomless pit: Pity about the crab noodles. Thanks for the heads up.

Yea and oh plus the Wah Kee prawn noodles that ieat has been raving about!

Maricar said...

So pleasing to the eyes and definitely pleasing to taste. Love it!