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Butterworth Boy Prawn Noodle in Johor Bahru @ Perling 北海仔虾面 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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If you like your prawn noodles with rich robust crustacean savoury stock and options for pork tail, cartilage and big 250 gram fresh sea Tiger prawns, then I recommend you Butterworth Boy Prawn Noodle 北海仔虾面 stall at Jalan Rawa in Taman Perling.

Update: Butterworth Boy Prawn Mee moved into its own shop house at 189, Jalan Rawa in Sep 2020. It is along the same row of shops as Jia Qin coffee shop (where it was previously located).

Restaurant name: 北海仔虾面 Butterworth Boy Prawn Noodles


Address: 189, Jalan Rawa, Taman Amira, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor


Tel: +6018 988 2990


Hours: 7:00am - 2:00pm (Sun & Mon off)





Butterworth Boy at its old location in Jia Qin coffee shop at Jalan Rawa.

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北海仔虾面 prawn noodle stall is one of around 6 - 8 stalls at the busy Jia Qin coffee shop at Jalan Rawa in Taman Perling. Opened in 2015, 北海仔虾面 has built a strong following among JB foodies.

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Stall holder Mr Lim hails from Butterworth, Penang hence the name 北海仔虾面 which literally means "Butterworth Boy Prawn Noodle". Mr Lim serves the Penang style of prawn mee (known as Hokkien mee over there).


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On top of the standard Penang prawn mee serving, there are optional add ons of pork intestine, pork tail, cartilage, pig skin, sea prawn and large sea prawn (around 250 gram each).

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Each of us had a bowl of prawn noodle each.

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Each serving comes with two prawns about the size of our forefinger.

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We added on cartilage and pig tail which are my favourite cuts.

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北海仔虾面's stock is made by boiling pork socket bones and three different types of prawn heads. The prawn heads infuse deep layers of savouriness into the stock. The dissolved tendon, cartilage and marrow from the socket bone impart body to the stock. This basic stock is already sufficiently flavourful for me - the moderate body soup tastes prawny crustacean savoury with mild underlying spiciness.

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Stir in the sambal chili and the savoury umami kick and body zoomed to stratospheric delicious levels.

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We indulged in a 250 gram big sea prawn for RM28.

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The Tiger prawn was fresh and meaty. The Tiger prawn meat was tender, crunchy, sweet with underlying subtle sea brininess.

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4-Star (out of 5).

👍 At this any price point, I can't think of a better place than JB Taman Perling's 北海仔虾面 stall to indulge in prawn noodles with rich robust prawn stock and large fresh sea Tiger prawns.

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Read my earlier post on Buttterworth Boy prawn mee stall in 2016 👈 click

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Restaurant name: 北海仔虾面 stall inside 家亲茶餐室 Jia Qin coffee shop (moved)
Address: 159, Jalan Rawa, Taman Perling, Johor Bahru (they are now a few shop lots away at 189, Jalan Rawa)
GPS: 1.472722, 103.669511 🌐 1°28'21.8"N 103°40'10.2"E 
Waze: Jia Qin Restaurant
Hours: 7:00am to 1:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Non Halal



Date visited: 4 Apr 2016, 22 Sep 2018


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1 comment:

  1. Fully agree that this is perhaps the best in JB right now, beating the one at Taman Melodies which has been around since many decades ago.

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