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Beach Road Prawn Noodles is located at East Coast Road and it specializes in local cuisine.
Beach Road Prawn Mee used to be my favourite prawn mee before I started blogging. But over the past few years, as I tasted the other famous prawn noodles around, Beach Road Prawn Mee kept being pushed lower and lower down my top 10 list of prawn noodles.
My last few visits to the stall had left me disappointed. I found that the soup had lost its flavour and tasted bland. Visually, it was still very impressive, with jumbo prawns adorning the bowl, but it was more style over substance. On this occasion, I went with one of my makan kakis and when we were there, the boss whipped up a special bowl of prawn mee for us. It was called the ‘wild tiger prawn soup’. When my friend tasted it, she commented that it was what Hokkein prawn mee was supposed to taste like.
The soup was much more concentrated and had that wonderful umami kick of a good prawn noodle broth. The owner went on to tell us that we should order our prawn noodles without bean sprouts in future because the bean sprouts would dilute the taste of the soup. The rating for the prawn mee immediately went from 3.75/5 previously to 4.5/5—all because of the special tiger prawn broth.
Beach Road Prawn Mee is part of a triad comprising three stalls run by different family members of the patriach, who started the original Beach Road Prawn Mee. The other two stalls are Joo Chiat Prawn Mee and Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee. Of the three, my favourite is Joo Chiat Prawn Mee. I think Beach Road Prawn Mee is still good, but only if they get your order right.
Full review here
slightly pricy, hot and humid, tends to get crowded on weekends, but the soup is very flavourful and the ngohhiang is really quite good. if only parking was more available, we'd go back more often than we do now.
my family has patronised them all these while.. loved their soup Base, so thick n fragrant. however.. since they increased their price, the soup is diluted n the ingredients much lesser. very disappointing. luckily they still hv the ngioh hiang. .minus my favourite pumpkin egg..we will go recce other stalls.