Wednesday, October 15, 2008
[Singmalay Part 6]
After the disaster I had at Pho26 which Openrice rejected my review, I decided to try the Prawn noodle restaurant next door.
Before I tried this, I compared their menu against Katong, prices here a cheaper.
However they are relatively cheaper because of their ingredients, ie seafood because Prawn noodle shop offers mussels, crabsticks, fish balls which are frozen goods and readily available.
Katong is more expensive as it contains big prawns, and cockles, where they need to be sourced.
The most expensive prawn mee offered by Katong is 70 dollars while Prawn noodle shop costs 43 dollars.
Anyway, walking in the shop, there is a strong prawn smell, which is reassuring, as they specialize in Prawn noodles.
I ordered the Prawn noodles, which I was told was spicy by the staff.
However it was not that spicy, just like the other reviewers said, so I would recommend this place for people who can't have it that spicy.
The soup base is strong in prawn, and not so sweet as the other places, and it doesn't have black pepper taste either.
Noodle wise, they have the basics, Cambodian noodles, vermicelli, and oil noodles. But I don't like the vermicelli here, as it is thicker than the ones in Katong, and sweeter.
For the main ingredients, the pork was good, not too dry and had flavour to it, prawn wise, a little less in quantity than Katong, in Katong, one prawn is sliced into two pieces, however here, the prawn is sliced into four pieces.
Prawn Noodle Shop 蝦麵店
Shop 4, G/F, Rialto Building, No. 2 Landale St, Wan Chai