Remember when I thought Hoe Nam was the best in Singapore? Turned out I was wrong, very wrong. Oh where have I been? Hiding underwater behind a rock? This blog is about living under the sun!
The best prawn noodle hunt is officially over. I am talking about nothing less than the BEST most fin-tastic, delicious, umami, mind-blowing, taste buds busting prawn noodles in Singapore. Here, in this crowded, hot and noisy shophouse serves the best prawn broth since the history of mankind (of Singapore).
How good was it? Does coming back nearly every weekend for the past year count? I literally do not eat anything else if I’m ever in the east of Singapore. It is prawn noodle for breakfast, prawn noodle for lunch, prawn noodle for tea and nothing for dinner (they close at 4pm).
Ordering the food here has become easy for us, after our first fumble. First, get a table and a table number. Chope it with a tissue or something and obediently stand queue to place your order. It could be long but it moves pretty fast as they have a super efficient system already in place. After placing your order for your bowl of prawn or pork rib noodles and drinks, sit back down at your table patiently or you can go to the other stall.
East Coast Ngoh Hiang is a great appetiser and while you enjoy some deep fried crispy snacks from this stall, your noodles will arrive.
I usually have the small bowl, but it is quite good enough! The noodles are perfectly al dente (read in more detail about Hoe Nam regarding my best prawn noodle requirements), the tiger prawns are fresh and cooked just right so that they are springy, retain their flavour and not tough. The pièce de résistance is their stock, of course, that’s why we always order the soup and not the dry version. The rich, thick, umami stock full of prawn and pork bone flavour is so amazing that we usually slurp it all up. As if that isn’t enough, you can go and ask for a soup refill if you can’t get enough of it.
Finally, the best prawn noodles in Singapore is here:
Beach Road Prawn Noodles
370 East Coast Road
Hours: 9am to 4pm (Closed on Tues)