Wednesday, August 15, 2018

祥仔虾面 : by a Gen Y hawker

Eu Siang, 30, started this stall at a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 in March before moving to the current location. His family used to run a stall in a food centre at Hougang Avenue 7 and he used to help out there. He used to be a specialist with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) before starting the stall. 

The menu includes basic Prawn Mee ($3), Big Prawn Noodle ($6), Prawn Noodle with Clams ($5), Prawn Noodle with Pork Ribs ($5), Pork Noodle with Pig Tail ($5), Jumbo Big Noodle ($8.80), Pork Ribs Noodle ($4), Pig Tail Noodle ($4) and Jumbo Prawn Soup ($6/$8/$12). I decided to go with the Prawn Noodle with Pork Ribs. The broth for their Prawn Noodle is simmered for at least 2 hours using a secret recipe that has been handed down, part of the ingredients are prawn shells and pork bones.

While waiting for my order to be ready, I asked, "Why did you move from the coffee shop at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 to here? I got to know about it from your Facebook that you moved to here." He said, "This coffee shop is owned by a friend. We decided to set up the stalls together. The Famous Zhou and Ah Lee Curry are run by my friends."

It was ready in a bit. He handed the bowl of noodles to me with a smile. I helped myself with the dried chilli powder and the cut chillies at the counter. It consists of a good portion of yellow noodles with 3 peeled prawns and a few pieces of pork ribs with blanched bean sprouts and kang kong. The noodles were cooked well to the desired texture and it was tasty when tossed well with the chilli though the spiciness was quite mild. The texture of pork ribs was soft and not too chewy. The soup was flavorful, with a subtle prawn flavor and a hint of natural sweetness.

Block 421 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 SINGAPORE 560421
Operating Hours: 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

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