This prawn noodles stall is recommended by MasterChef Singapore Season 2 winner Derek Cheong. (Congrats Derek and all the contestants for braving this!)
He added that he would get his bowl from Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles, at 64 Loyang Way.
”The broth is so umami rich and with a nice mix of prawn and pork flavour. Topped with a generous serving of fried shallots, which boosts the flavours even more.”
While stall can be too far-flung East for many, especially when hidden in an industrial estate, there are also two other outlets namely at Albert Food Centre (near Bugis) and Bedok 85 better known as Fengshan Food Centre which may be more convenient to get to.
On its menu are Big Prawn Noodles ($5, $7, $9), Pork Ribs Prawn Noodles ($5, $7, $9), Abalone Prawn Noodles ($8, $10) and XL Big Prawn Noodles ($13.80).
Customers can also add on ingredients such as pork ribs, prawn, pig’s intestines, abalone, pig’s skin and sliced pork (additional $1 to $3).
The first thing that left an impression was that the stall was generous with its ingredients, included with pork ribs and three halves of the prawns – all at $5.
And wow, the soup had umami.
If you had always been disappointed with diluted prawn noodle broth that didn’t pack a punch, this was rich and gao gao, made more aromatic with fried shallot and pork lard fragrance.
Plus, it was not too salty or thick.
There was a sweeter tinge, which I assumed was due to addition of rock sugar – some may or may not enjoy this.
However, after having more, I noted that the soup was on the greasier side, so I couldn’t really finish it in the end even though I liked the initial first spoonful.
Between the soup and the dry, I thought that the soup version left a deeper impression.
However, the dry noodles were considered competent and certainly above average. Perhaps when compared to the other famous prawn noodle stalls, the mixture of sauces lacked that magical oomph.
People would enjoy the tender and succulent pork ribs which was easy to bite off without sticking to your teeth; and the prawns were cut in convenient halves for easier eating.
Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles
64 Loyang Way, Singapore 508754
Opening Hours: 7am – 3pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Other outlets at:
Bedok 85 Fengshan Market & Food Centr, #01-26 Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
Albert Centre Market & Food Centre #01-108, 270 Queen Street, Singapore 180270
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