No Name Prawn Mee – Old School Prawn Mee Hidden in Bendemeer
This humble prawn mee stall is found in a picturesque neighbourhood in Bendemeer, which makes a pretty relaxing place for a morning walk after a hearty breakfast at block 44’s No Name Prawn Noodle stall.
The menu is the epitome of the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, with only prices of the different variations stated. The stall assistant gave a quick summary on the different options in Mandarin and it went a little like this, “Number one has everything from pig’s skin to pork ribs and prawns, number two is some pork slices with prawns. Number three is pork ribs with prawns and number four is mainly the pig’s tail and pig’s skin with prawns.”
I had dish number 1, the bowl with all in one ($4) in the soup version and dish number 4, the pig’s tail noodles in the dry version ($5.50). Nothing fancy here, just an honest bowl of good ol’ prawn noodles.
First up, the soup version with bountiful ingredients in one bowl. It’s a super affordable option, especially when most prawn noodles in this serving size cost at least $5 now. The soup was quite mellow in terms of flavour, but comforting nonetheless.
The noodles were topped with some tender pork ribs, lean meat and chewy bits of pig’s skin. The halved prawns were small, but they had a hint of sweetness and tasted decently fresh.
Interestingly, the highlight for me was the dry version of the prawn mee. Although the essence of a good bowl of prawn noodles usually lies in the soup, I think that the chilli in the dry version steals the show.
Give the noodles a good toss to coat every strand with that satisfying chilli sauce that would leave you wanting more. In short, it was super shiok. Ask for a double portion of the chilli here if you are a sucker for hot and spicy food.
The pig’s tail came in the soup on the side, along with some pig’s skin as well. The pig’s tail was cooked thoroughly and well, as it was very easy to bite through.
If you’re particular about having the pig’s hair removed from the skin, you might want to brace yourself. It’s not the “cleanest” in that sense. Other than that, the pig’s tail was succulent and if you haven’t had it before, you can try it here!
In a nutshell, if you’re feeling nostalgic and want an old school bowl of prawn noodles, do check out No Name Prawn Mee! Do go for a slow and relaxing walk around the tranquil area after your meal!
No Name Prawn Mee
Address: Block 44 Bendemeer Road Singapore 330044
Opening Hours: 7 am to 7 pm (or when sold out) daily.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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