Joo Chiat Prawn Mee – The Secret is Out, the Master of Hei Mee is Back!
Not sure if you remember Joo Chiat Prawn Mee which used to sit at the junction of Crane Road & Carpmael Road. It shut its doors sometime ago but has recently re-opened at Ayer Rajar Food Centre!
Mdm Lee Xiu Chun’s father came to Singapore from Xiamen and started to cook prawn noodles to make a living. They are relatives with the owners of Blanco Court, Jalan Sultan and Beach Road Prawn Noodles. Plus, they also taught Ruifang’s late grandfather who started 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles how to cook hei mee too! Mdm Lee closed her shop previously to take care of her husband. Now, she has re-opened Joo Chiat Prawn Mee with her son-in-law.
I had the bee hoon mee dry($5) with chilli. It came with three prawns, some pork ribs and fresh kangkong. The chilli was strong and shiok enough, and makes you want to finish your noodles in no time.
The prawns were partially de-shelled in the middle. Unfortunately, they were slightly overcooked on our day of visit. The pork ribs were tender and the meat came off the bone easily. You can also add pig’s tail to your noodles.
I usually prefer the dry version when it comes to prawn noodles, but I love the soup prawn noodles here more. Joo Chiat Prawn Noodles’ murky soup was hearty and comforting. It boasted a good balance of savoury flavours and sweetness from the prawns and pork bones. Chilli powder is provided, but we think the broth is flavourful enough on its own.
This is one of the better prawn noodles that I have tasted. I am in love with their soup!
Joo Chiat Prawn Mee
Address: Blk 503 West Coast Dr, Ayer Rajah Food Centre #01-35, Singapore 120503
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 3pm, Closed on Tuesdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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