It felt like a long first half of the day at 1pm when I had earlier reported at 7am on a Saturday morning to be a kopi boy trainee. But that's another story for another time.
After finishing off, we headed to the MRT but my eyes wandered and by stomachs stirred.
Was that a prawn noodle stall barely 20m across the road that had a promising look? We went for it. Hook. Line. And fisherman.
When considering if to order the soup or dry versions, it always pays to have either one or a combination of the below. Moohehe.
- a dining companion
- 4 stomachs
- 2 wallets
The Prawn Bee Hoon Soup ($5.50 for small) was alright though I would have preferred for the soup to be bolder and more robust.
I mooch preferred the Dry Prawn Noodles ($5.50 for small) which had quite a nice kick with its spicy chilli paste, dried shrimp, fragrant shallot oil and pork lard. The prawns had a bit of orange roe near its head, which by the way is awesome to suck on. Some of the prawns could be fresher though.
Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee
18 Lorong Telok (other outlets at Old Airport Food Centre & Thomson Road)
Chew On This: Apparently all 3 outlets are run by a family whose founding member of this namesake stall started selling prawn noodles under the Whitley Road flyover in the 1970s.