Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mr Prawnie : Fried Hokkien Big Prawn Mee

Mr Pang Biau Juan, 39, the owner of this Fried Hokkien Mee stall which started in October 2016 in a coffee shop directly opposite Ang Mo Kio MRT station. He started his first chicken rice stall at the tender age of 22 but closed it down a year later due to misspending that led to massive debts. He ended up working for other hawker stalls. He started again at 27 years old and he opened 8 stalls bearing the name Heng Leong Hainanese Chicken Rice but he closed all the stalls when he was 31. He then returned to work at other Chicken Rice stalls and he partnered a hawker at 32 to run a Fried Hokkien Mee and Fried Kway Teow Stall but they split due to some disagreements. He became a runner for loan sharks to settle his debts, he was caught for unlicensed money lending and ended up in jail for 21 months. After his release, he worked different types of jobs before starting Mr Prawnie in October 2016, serving Fried Hokkien Mee. The prices start at $5 for a single serving to $26 for a combo platter with lobster, crayfish and big prawns for 4 pax. He is one of the recipients of $10,000 grant from the Tiger Street Food Support Fund. 

The portion was quite substantial serving with 2 pieces of medium-sized prawns, clams and squids, together with a portion of their house-made sambal chilli by the side. The texture was moist, a little gooey and flavorful, with a slight hint of wok flavour. It was served with a handful of fried pork lards and together with the sambal chilli that brought forth its flavour, though the level of spiciness is quite mild. 

Though not the best Fried Hokkien Mee but it is good enough to satisfy a craving.

Block 721 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 SINGAPORE 560721
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

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