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Bendemeer Prawn Noodle 🦐 Residents' Fav @ Bendemeer Food Centre 明地迷亚虾面

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Stumbled upon Bendemeer Prawn Noodle stall while stalking hawkers at Bendemeer Market & Food Centre. They serve an old school prawn noodle that appeal to the residents here at the mature HDB estate, hence the constant queue at the stall. I enjoy the comforting level of crustacean savoury flavours and punchy sambal chili though its soup lacks the thick gao gao body and extreme umami of in trend prawn mee of today. 

Stall name: Bendemeer Prawn Noodle


Address: 29 Bendemeer Road, #01-42, Singapore 330029 (Bendemeer Market & Food Centre)


Nearest MRT: At the doorstep of Boon Keng station


Tel: 9113 1386


Hours: 7:00am - 2:00pm



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Stalking Bendemeer Market & Food Centre, I noted that Bendemeer Prawn Noodle stall is one of several popular stalls that sport a constant queue.

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I ordered the $4 all prawn version to try. I was pleased to see that there were several fresh shelled prawns (not the chemically treated type) and quite a lot of beansprouts in the bowl of soup. I love beansprouts 😄

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I was also pleased that they fry their own shallots. Own fried shallots are always fresher, more flavourful and aromatic compared to mass produced factory fried ones.

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Seeing that my dry noodle didn't come with much sauce, I asked the lady boss for more sambal chili.

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With a good toss, there was enough sauce to thoroughly grease every strand of noodle.

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For yellow noodles, I like them thick, a little soft, almost gummy with a spongy chew to the bite. This was like that, so thumbs up 👍

The sambal chili was savoury spicy, with a moderately hot sting. Just a trace of lard and a couple of bak pok (lard croutons). I wish there was more - next time, I'll ask for it.

In summary, this is nice!

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The prawns, the size of my forefinger are butterflied, shelled but not deveined (Tony...., you $4 want cheap and also fresh... ah... 又要便, 又要鲜).

Anyway, the prawns were fresh, have a nice tender crunch and subtle sweet taste.

Pro-tip: Do not toss the prawns together with the noodles and chili sauce as otherwise the crustaceans will be enveloped by the sauce, masking the prawn's delicate sweetness.

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I love beansprouts, so I was pleased that they gave a lot 😄

The beansprouts were nicely done, so it has a sweet juicy crunch.

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The prawn soup tasted delicately umami savoury with a balancing sweetness. However, sweetness and also a green taste from the beansprouts made the soup a little too sweet for me and the taste from the beansprout doesn't really blend well with crustacean umami flavour.

Next time, I shall ask them to put the beansprouts into the bowl of dry noodles instead. That should let me appreciate the soup's crustacean umami more, I think.


The most famous prawn mee in Bendemeer is not in this hawker centre but 10 minutes walk away at Blk 44, Bendemeer Road. It is the HQ of CAN EAT! Hawker Food 😄 👈 click


I can't decide which I like more 😄😂


Written by Tony Boey on 6 Apr 2021

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