Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle – Best Hokkien Mee in Singapore
The noodles soaking the rich prawn stock, the whiff of wok hei in the air, the spicy sambal belachan at the side… That’s what you’ll find at Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle (小弟炒虾面).
I’ve known Terence since the day he started his Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle stall in Serangoon North 6 years ago. Being a hawker is not exactly the easiest job but this 28-year-old young hawker aspires to cook the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore. He has carved his name as an up-and-coming hawker star who has been featured in many media and also participated in Singapore Day in Melbourne.
Xiao Di means “young brother” in Chinese, but Terence has more than 10 years of cooking experience. He was working at his friend’s stall frying Hokkien mee, carrot cake and oyster omelette before he decides to perfect his perfect his skills at various well-known fried prawn noodles stalls. Coupled with trial and error recipes and cooking techniques picked up on the internet, he finally gained the confidence to start out on his own.
Terence strongly believes that cooking with passion will make a difference to the final dish. Therefore, he is very particular about the preparation time and choosing the right ingredients. His stock is prepared using prawns from Thailand, which have more roe for extra flavour. One mouthful and you’ll close your eyes in a moment of divine enjoyment.
We have tried many popular stalls that serve hokkien mee in Singapore and I personally prefer Xiao Di Fried Hokkien Mee. Wet and gooey, Xiao Di’s fried prawn noodle is stir-fried in rich stock gravy, topped with slices of cuttlefish, fresh prawns, crispy pork lard and slices of roast pork. All these beautiful flavours are bound together with a thick and robust prawn stock well absorbed by the noodles.
You’ll be hit by a strong taste of ‘wok hei’, which we particularly liked. The garlic and pork lard further accentuated the overall fragrance of the Hokkien Mee making it simply irresistible. Squeeze a bit of lime and pair the noodles with Xiao Di’s specially made chilli sauce, you will be able to fully enjoy this delish plate of fried Hokkien mee. Each plate of Hokkien mee starts from $4, if it is not enough for you, then go for the big plate!
We all know that being a hawker is not exactly the easiest job but this young hawker aspires to cook the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore. Click on the video to hear his story.
Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle
Address: Blk 153, Serangoon North Avenue 1, Guan Hock Tiong Eating House, Singapore 550153
Mobile: +65 90621201 (please call in advance to order)
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 08:00pm, closed on Mondays and Fridays.
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