Famous Long House Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodle Opens A New Branch In Kovan
Famous Long House Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodle has opened a new stall in Kovan Market & Food Centre! The Balestier market one is currently managed by his son James, while the Kovan outlet is managed by the founder Mr Tan Ah Hui.
The broth here is made the traditional way, with pork ribs, prawn heads, shells, garlic and fried shallots. Here, Uncle Hui uses tiger prawns. The shells are peeled and used for the broth, hence giving it a more distinct prawn flavour than the outlet in Balestier. My dining partner said it was a little more “herbal”. Indeed, lovage root was added to give the soup more depth. The warm rich colour is hearty and comforting, sweetly aromatic with the umami from prawns. No, I am not going to compare father and son because both has slightly different cooking style. But if you wanted a more distinct pork ribs flavours, then head to the Balestier outlet.
We went for the Big Prawn Noodles ($5) which is a simple bowl of five halved prawns and topped generously with fried shallots. If you want pork ribs, add another $1.
Thick vermicelli is used here instead of thin bee hoon which gives another dimention to the crunchy bean sprouts. The noodles is tossed with aromatic chilli sauce. The shiok factor is the generous sprinkling of crispy lard cubes and fried shallots. Chilli powder is also provided, but we think the broth is flavourful enough.
Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodle
Address: 209 Hougang Street 21, Kovan Market & Food Centre #01-59, Singapore 530209
Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm, closed on Thursdays