Prawn Village – Gratifying Prawn Mee by a Nurse turned Hawker
Opened 3 months ago at Golden Mile Food Centre, also known as Army Market, Prawn Village is a surprising find! Owner Anson was a nurse for 16 years before embarking on his hawker journey.
“My grandparents used to be kway chap hawkers but they refused to pass their skills down to me as they always believed that degree holders shouldn’t pursue hawking as a career.”
7 years ago, Anson was holidaying in Penang, and came across a stall that served superb Penang prawn noodles. He casually asked if the Penang hawker was willing to impart the techniques of preparing prawn noodles to him. To his amazement, they agreed. He went back to Penang a couple of times to master the skills of cooking prawn noodles, before he finally set up Prawn Village.
Similar to other prawn noodles stalls, you get to choose between having the soup version or dry version. You can also select your desired type of noodles from yellow noodles, hor fun, bee hoon, and thick bee hoon. A small bowl of prawn noodles is affordably priced at $3, and Anson sure is generous with the ingredients. The two big prawns wow-ed us, and they were beautifully presented in the bowl.
Anson prepares the broth with pork ribs and chicken bones, and simmer it for many hours, in order to bring out the flavours. Indeed, each spoonful boasts strong flavours. The prawns are blanched on the spot.
If you find the weather too hot for a soupy dish, go for the dry version. Remember to request for the fiery chilli. The yellow noodles we picked were cooked just right, with a springy texture.
Prawn Village also offers homemade fishcakes at $1.40 per piece. Have you heard of Tom’s Citizoom Mee Pok Tar located at Ghim Moh? Tom is actually Anson’s brother. The fishcakes are prepared by Tom on a daily basis, and Anson gets these pieces of addictive fishcakes from Tom. Each slice is bouncy, with hints of garlic.
You can be sure that Prawn Village is here to satisfy.
Address: #01-97, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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