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The Best Prawn Noodles in Singapore

The Best Prawn Noodles in Singapore

The prawn noodle, otherwise known as “hae mee” in Hokkien, is a comforting noodle dish that’s fragrant and savoury beyond compare, and can be eating either in soup form (with the delicious prawn broth) or in dry form (usually tossed with additional chilli for that added spiciness) with an accompanying bowl of soup broth. Flavoured using a combination of pork bones and prawn heads, prawn noodles is a dish that’s fundamentally simple yet always ends up tasting different wherever you go.

The Makanholic Prawn Noodles aggregated rankings or “ranking of rankings” compared the rankings from the following sources to further ascertain the final rankings. This is further refined using the TripAdvisor rankings to decide between the position in case there is a tie. Tropika Club has adapted the original article.

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The Best Prawn Noodles in Singapore

1. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodle 

River South (Hoe Nam) is consistently ranked in the top prawn noodles for 7 out of the 8 sources that we researched. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles was established in 1971 by Png Kim Soon, father of the owners. The Noodles Stall “Hoe Nam” was name after the province where their ancestor live. In 1989, the owner, Png Yi Seng took over the operation from his father. It was manage as a family business and operated by the owner and his sibling.  Originally Prawn noodles was only with Soup base.  It was evolve to dry noodles in later date. The prawn noodles was fairly monotonous in the early days. The last ten years because of diners tastes and requirements vary, originally a simple prawn noodles have added more variety, big prawns, pork ribs, pig tail to something more decadent such as baby abalone.​

⭐⭐⭐ Rich prawn broth with a good blend of noodles and prawn 

Tripadvisor Ranking: #1,817 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 31 Tai Thong Crescent Sennett Estate, Singapore 347859, Singapore

Websitehttps://www.riversouthprawnnoodleshouse.sg

Contact: +65 6281 9293

Hours: 

  • Monday Closed​
  • Tuesday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–2am
  • Wednesday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–2am
  • Thursday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–2am
  • Friday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–2am
  • Saturday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–12am
  • Sunday 6:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–12am

2. Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodles 

Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodles first started from the demolished Whitley Road Hawker Centre, located under the Thomson flyover in the 1970s. ​They subsequently moved to the now-defunct Farrer Park Hawker Centre before settling into their permanent location at Old Airport Road Food Centre in 1996. They were the ones who popularised the now current practise where prawn noodle stalls offer upsized versions of prawn noodles using premium, expensive giant prawns.

⭐⭐⭐ Serving large prawns with pork ribs at Old Airport Road 

Tripadvisor Ranking: #4,247 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 51 Old Airport Road Old Airport Road Hawkers’ Centre | Old airport road Food Center, Singapore 390051, Singapore

Contact: +65 9830 1557

Hours: 

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8am–9pm
  • Wednesday 8am–9pm
  • Thursday 8am–9pm
  • Friday 8am–9pm
  • Saturday 8am–9pm
  • Sunday 8am–9pm

3. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

With over 70 years of history, Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee is also listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate”. While Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee serves both the dry and soup version, they seem to be better rated for their soup version. So if you have to decide between both, do consider the soup version. 

⭐⭐⭐ Traditional prawn noodle soup listed on Michelin Guide 

Tripadvisor Ranking: #954 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 2 Jalan Ayer, Singapore 389141, Singapore

Contact: +65 6748 2488

Hours: 

  • Monday 8am–3:30pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 8am–3:30pm
  • Thursday 8am–3:30pm
  • Friday 8am–3:30pm
  • Saturday 8am–3:30pm
  • Sunday 8am–3:30pm

4. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles has been around since 1951. Wah Kee has gathered a reputation not only for its delicious prawn noodles with succulent prawns but also the fiery temperament of its aunty chef. Proceed with caution!

⭐⭐⭐ Choose their jumbo prawns in a rich broth at $15 a bowl 

Tripadvisor Ranking: #329 of 374 Quick Bites in Singapore

Location: #01-15, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, 41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041, Singapore

Contact: +65 9688 3633

Hours: 

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 8:30am–2pm
  • Thursday 8:30am–2pm
  • Friday 8:30am–2pm
  • Saturday 8:30am–2pm
  • Sunday 8:30am–2pm

5. Beach Road Prawn Noodle House

Beach Road Prawn Mee is part of a triad comprising of three stalls which are run by different family members of the Patriach who started the original Beach Road Prawn Mee. All three prawn noodles are highly-ranked on Makanholic’s ranking of rankings. 

⭐⭐⭐ Large prawns in a darker prawn broth that’s tasty to the last drop 

Tripadvisor Ranking: #411 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 370 East Coast Road, Singapore 428981, Singapore

Contact: +65 6345 7196

Hours: 

  • Monday 7am–4pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 7am–4pm
  • Thursday 7am–4pm
  • Friday 7am–4pm
  • Saturday 7am–4pm
  • Sunday 7am–4pm

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6. Da Dong Prawn Noodles

Da Dong Prawn Noodles is now taken over by the second generation hawker who has decided to take over from his father. With a really delicious prawn broth that’s simmered with the prawn heads to give it the right punch. 

⭐⭐⭐ Popular for their soup version especially with bee hoon

Tripadvisor Ranking: #411 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 354 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427600​

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/dadongprawnnoodles​

Contact: +65 6345 7196

Hours: 

  • Monday 7am–4pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 7am–4pm
  • Thursday 7am–4pm
  • Friday 7am–4pm
  • Saturday 7am–4pm
  • Sunday 7am–4pm

7. Blanco Court Prawn Mee (Beach Road)

Blanco Court Prawn Mee, located along 243 Beach Road takes up two shophouses at the ground level. Blanco Court Prawn Mee serves traditional prawn noodles, but also the 3-in-1 noodles (including prawns, pork ribs and pork rail). Look out for the neighbouring stall selling Ngor Hiang (similiar to the Beach Road Prawn Noodle House). 

⭐⭐⭐ Delicious three-in-one noodles with Ngor Hiang as accompaniment

Tripadvisor Ranking: #70 of 374 Quick Bites in Singapore

Location: 243 Beach Road, Singapore 189754, Singapore

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/BlancoCourtPrawnMee

Contact: +65 6396 8464

Hours: 

  • Monday 7am–4pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 7am–4pm
  • Thursday 7am–4pm
  • Friday 7am–4pm
  • Saturday 7am–4pm
  • Sunday 7am–4pm

8. 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles is managed by third-generation hawker Li Ruifang with the help of her parents at Tekka Food Centre. 545 Whampoa was first started in Whampoa in the 1950s. Ruifang’s father took over and refined the recipe in the 1970s and opened the second stall at Tekka Food Centre while her aunt took over the origina stall at Whampoa Drive. 545 Whampoa’s popularity was evident from being featured in the late Anthony Bourdain’s show “Parts Unknown”.  The stall was also visited by three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura, as well as two-Michelin-star chef Julien Royer. 

⭐⭐⭐ Prawn noodle that’s delicious in both the soup and the dry version 

Tripadvisor Ranking#4,370 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore

Location: 665 Buffalo Rd, #01-326 Tekka Food Centre, Singapore 210665

Hours: 

  • Monday 6:30am–12pm
  • Tuesday 6:30am–12pm
  • Wednesday 6:30am–12pm
  • Thursday 6:30am–12pm
  • Friday 6:30am–12pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

9. Khoon Kee Tasty Prawn Mee 

Khoon Kee Tasty Prawn Mee is unique for straying away from the traditional prawn mee flavour. Instead, Khoon Kee uses a blend of vingear and chilli sauce for its dry noodles for that additional kick of spicy-sour awesomeness. The prawns are very fresh, crunchy, yet sweet and fragrant. 

⭐⭐⭐ Dry prawn noodles with the tasty vinegar-chilli sauce 

Location: 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085

Hours: 

  • Monday 9am–7pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 9am–7pm
  • Thursday 9am–7pm
  • Friday 9am–7pm
  • Saturday 8am–1pm
  • Sunday 8am–1pm

10. Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle

Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle is located at Adam Road Food Centre and has a branch at Zion Riverside Food Centre. Their signature big prawn noodles go for $8 / $10 / $12 / $16. Alternatively, their prawn and pork ribs noodles go for $5. The prawn broth is light without a heavy umami taste. Pork ribs are tender and flavourful. 

​⭐⭐⭐ Light prawn broth that’s tasty without being too heavy

Tripadvisor Ranking#3,320 of 11,409 Restaurants in Singapore 

Location: 2 Adam Road, #01-27 Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore 289876

Website: nil

Contact: +65 9693 7961

Hours: 

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am
  • Wednesday 10:30am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am
  • Thursday 10am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am
  • Friday 10am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am
  • Saturday 10am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am
  • Sunday 10am–4pm, 6:30pm–2am

Infographics: The Best Prawn Noodles in Singapore

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