My delectable Restaurant Week Lunch has turned into a hawker meal, on my own! My cols had finished their lunch by the time my date told me that he cannot make it for the lunch. :'(
Decided to head out to Tanjong Pagar Market for the cheap and good food and ended up ordering from this stall – Hokkien Fried Noodle. The reason – it is a “celebrity” stall too as it is recommended by a Japanese Tour Agency H.I.S. Imagine Japanese Tourists coming to this stall and yet we the locals have not tried it. :$
As it only sells Prawn Noodle or Fried Bee Hoon, the stall layout is very simple. Ingredients are freshly prepared as you can see the helper peeling the prawns while the uncle cooks at the stove on the right where the metal barrier is.
My Original Prawn Noodle,$3 or Hokkien Mee as Singaporean called it locally. It comes with generous amount of fish cake, vegetables, prawns (of course!) , squid and a spoonful of delicious sambal chilli that you must try. Mix it into the noodles for the extra kick and flavour!
It was an absolute surprise to see that the bigger prawns were de-veined! I have not seen such meticulous preparation of prawns in hawker centers and I must say that I am really impressed. This probably explains the recommendation by the Japanese H.I.S Newsletter. 🙂 The bee hoon used is not the very fat nor thin kind which I feel goes very well with the yellow noodles and the stock that was used to prepare this dish. If only there was some pork lard sprinkled over it, this would definitely become my favourite Hokkien Mee. Too bad it goes by the “no pork, no lard, less oil, more vegetables” tips that the Health Promotion Board has been advocating for a healthier living. 😛
Hokkien Fried Noodle 满满福建炒面 (The Old Stall)
Blk 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-05
Tanjong Pagar Market
Opening Hours – Weekdays: 11.45am – 8.30pm
Weekends: 11.45am – 5pm
Photos taken with Iphone4S