Monday, October 14, 2013
Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodles Near Boat Quay
It was the morning of the old school coffee training (I swear, the city looks very different at 7am in the mornings). TheHungryCow and I already had breakfast of eggs, kaya toast and coffee/tea at Good Morning Nanyang Cafe. But as we were walking to the MRT, this corner shop beckoned to us from across the road. Mmmh, Whitley Road big prawn noodles? Can we eat some more? Hey, we are food bloggers. Eating is what we live for! Plus the camera needs feeding.
So we plonked ourselves down at the tiny tables. It wasn't that crowded but we still had to wait a while.
Oh the dry noodles (S$5.50) were pretty good. I'd asked a mix of yellow noodles and coarse beehoon (rice vermicelli), which were done just right (good bite, not soggy). The spicy dry chili mix really perks things up.
Decently sweet prawns, although they're not really that big. You only get four halved pieces, essentially making up two prawns. Hmm, pricey.
But sad to say, the soup version (also S$5.50) was lacklustre. The broth came across as pretty bland, which is puzzling given the Whitley Road prawn noodles reputation and popularity. I should have asked for the red chili powder that the Traveling Hungryboy mentioned here.
Well, I never had the chance to try the noodles while the stall was still under the Whitley Road flyover in the early days. All the soot and exhaust fumes would probably have Bourdain truly excited (he believes street food has to have all the atmospheric effects)!
I'd come back for the dry noodles, but not the soup one.
WHITLEY ROAD BIG PRAWN MEE
18 Lorong Telok
(two other outlets at Old Airport Food Centre & Thomson Road)
Mon to Fri: 7am - 9pm
Sat: 7am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays
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