58 Prawn noodles @ Bedok Reservoir

Posted on July 27, 2011


Apart from the usual Singaporean delicacies; like Chilli crabs, nasi lemak or laksa, here’s another that we, singaporeans are familiar with. Har Mee (translated, Prawn noodles), drenched in invariably satisfying concoction or dry with chilli paste.

Seeking for the ultimate Har Mee ain’t easy, the rich broth has to be flavorful with the fragrance of stir-fried shrimps’ heads and some other secret ingredients that most owners would refuse to disclose.

Dry prawn noodles. ($3/4)
Alternatives are given for carbs, so you don’t always have to choose the boring yellow egg dough. Bee hoon (rice vermicelli) or Kuay teow (flat rice noodles) are some of the healthier choices.

This variation consists of a blend of sauces, a handful of bisected crustaceans, small amount of vegetables for a balanced diet and a measly scatter of my favourite; fried pork lard crumbs.

Soup based prawn noodles. ($3/4)
If you love Har Mee, you would undoubtedly go for this instead of the dry version. If you want to know how meticulous one chef is, go for the broth. It takes a lot of effort to brew it well.

This revived stall from the 80s did it the traditional way. I admire their persistence in retaining the inherited recipe handed down by the family. Home-cooked goodness, just like how grandma used to make it. Try it for yourself and FYI, I just had mine for lunch.

See Beh Hoh CoffeeShop
Blk 704 Bedok Reservoir road

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