Sumo Big Prawn – Mouthwatering Lobster Noodles in Ang Mo Kio
In recent years, we’ve seen many young adults entering the F&B industry, most of whom open hipster cafés selling popular brunch items such as French toast and eggs benedict, alongside their self-proclaimed “artisan” coffee concoctions. However, there are other hawkerpreneurs like Desmond, who are taking the road less glamourous, opening Sumo Big Prawn Noodle at a hawker centre in Ang Mo Kio.
This is the talk of town recently. We arrived around 11am on a weekday morning and queued 40 minutes for our noodles. Once in awhile, Desmond will go down the row of queue taking in orders for Lobster noodles (as they take a longer time for preparation). Desmond’s family helps him with the business. Each has their own roles respectively so despite the long queue, they’re quite efficient.
We had the Lobster and Big Prawn Soup with Yellow Noodles ($24.90). You’ll realize that the pricing stated on their signboard is $18.90 but on days when they’re sold out on Asia Lobsters, they’ll replace it with Columbia Lobsters, which are a little pricier as Columbia Lobsters are of a more premium quality and tastes sweeter when cooked.
Our bowl of Lobster and Big Prawn soup arrived piping hot, with a subtle aroma of Chinese wine and buttery fragrance. It consists of a whole lobster, two big prawns and plump, juicy clams. We have read some reviews about the lobsters being tough and dry, but thankfully, the lobster and prawns we had that day were cooked just right, soaking in the richness of the broth without compromising on its natural sweetness. I guess consistency is still an issue here but I believe they will be better.
The Crayfish Bee Hoon Soup ($13) features three crayfish sliced into halves and generous portions of clams. Somehow, the crayfish bee hoon soup tasted slightly sweeter and milder as compared to the lobster soup. My parents love the crayfish as the meat was cooked till tender and sweet. Whether it’s yellow noodles or bee hoon, we enjoyed the entire bowl.
Besides what we had, Sumo Big Prawn also offers Prawn Bee Hoon Soup ($5), Sumo Big Prawn Bee Hoon Soup ($8) and Japanese Lala Soup ($6.90). The soup here really hits all the right spots and it’ll be even more satisfying on rainy days. We may not be seafood experts nor chefs, but as just foodies-next-door, we enjoyed our lunch. I mean… Where else can you get such affordably priced lobster noodle soup that also tastes so good? We’re already planning our next visit back to Sumo Big Prawn!
Sumo Big Prawn
Address: #01-72, Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Singapore 560628
Mobile: 9299 2621
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 4pm and 4.30pm to 9pm. Closed on Mondays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.