Thursday, 14 December 2017

Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee @ Ghim Moh Food Centre 元福建炒虾面

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Looking at the lunch time queue at 元福建炒虾面 fried Hokkien prawn mee at Ghim Moh food centre, I could never have guessed that the stall is a new kid on the block - it has been here for only one month. It just confirms one thing - that locals can always spot good food faster than anyone 😄

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The mention of Margaret Drive on its signboard hints of its pedigree. Margaret Drive food centre (now demolished) was the home of many famous Singapore hawkers.

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Mr. Lim's father (who has now retired) ran a fried Hokkien prawn mee stall at Margaret Drive food centre. Mr. Lim had been working at his dad's stall, so he has decades of experience frying Hokkien mee.

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I had this SGD4 plate (two prawns) and later shared a SGD5 plate (three prawns) with Niven.

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The all important stock made by stewing prawn heads, squid and pork bones was thick and heavy, almost like a creamy spaghetti sauce. It tastes richly savoury sweet and was aromatic.

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The yellow noodles and bee hoon were fried with oil and lard, then briefly stewed in the stock, infusing it with the stock's savoury sweetness. Not much wok hei in the soft noodles but packed with rich umami flavour with a bit of underlying garlicky notes.

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Pork belly strip, squid rings and shelled prawns, all fresh, tasty and had nice chew to the bite.

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The sambal chili was nice too with lots of belacan and dried shrimps inside.

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👉 Now when you go to Ghim Moh food centre, you have one more good hawker stall to try. Though wok hei is meek in the soft noodles, the rich savoury sweet umami flavour is really striking at 元福建炒虾面 fried Hokkien prawn mee 😋

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Happy reunion of Niven from the famous Sin Kee chicken rice stall and the senior Mr and Mrs. Lim, founders of 元福建炒虾面 Hokkien mee stall at the former Margaret Drive hawker centre.

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Restaurant name元福建炒虾面 Hokkien Fried Hokkien Mee
Address: 01-07, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. 20 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270020 
GPS:  1°18'40.4"N 103°47'19.6"E | 1.311225, 103.788773 
Hours: 9:00am to 2:00pm | 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday off)

Non Halal  

Date: 13 Dec 2017

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