Beach Road Prawn Noodle House – The Best of Singapore Local Food
It took me 14 years of living on the East Coast to venture into one of the most iconic local cafes that I have passed hundreds of times.
See this is the problem with us Expats. We know a Singapore local food restaurant that is always packed must be excellent. Yet we find it daunting to actually go inside amongst the locals and know what to actually order.
My first visit to Beach Road Prawn Noodle House was last year and it did not disappoint. Occupying two shop houses this coffee shop is clean, airy and simple.
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
370/372 East Coast Road
Ph. +65 6345 7196
Daily: 8am – 4pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
What is Prawn Noodle Soup?
Prawn Mee is a popular Singapore local dish made up of Hokkien Mee (thick yellow noodles) in a rich broth of pork bones and prawn stock made from prawn heads and shells. Garnished with bean sprouts, slices of pork and prawn and kang kong, this dish is now my go-to hearty comfort soup.
Every prawn noodle stall owner has their own way of serving prawn noodles from the type of noodles to the soup to the prawns and pork meat.
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
Ask any of my local friends in Singapore where the best prawn noodles are and most will say at Beach Road Prawn Noodle House on East Coast Road. The stall has been around since 1987 and the recipe has been passed down from generation to generation.
The crowd alone is proof just how good their food is with some patrons visiting regularly for over 20 years!
When you enter the restaurant you will notice two stalls the one on the right which sells Ngoh Hiang and then the stall on the left for the prawn noodles.
How To Order
Firstly, this place gets very busy and crowded so I suggest you grab a table first. Do what locals do and reserve your table with a packet of tissues. Take note of your table number for when you order. Your food and drinks will be delivered to you at your table.
There are four items on the menu.
- Prawn Mee in three sizes – small $6, medium $9 and jumbo $12
- Pork Ribs With Prawn Mee
- Prawn with Pig Tail Mee
- Pork Ribs Mee/Soup or Pig Tail Mee/Soup
Option to have the above dry or with soup. (Highly recommend the soup). The dry version comes with signature spicy sauce.
Other choices are the noodles either Hokkien yellow noodles or rice vermicelli. I prefer a combination of both.
A small bowl is more than sufficient, particularly if you are going to accompany Ngoh Hiang.
I love how the sweet and savory prawn soup tastes, and how the noodles just soak up all the flavor. The prawns are so fresh and delicious with a choice of getting small, medium or big prawns!
For the full experience try the Prawn with Pork Ribs.
Ngoh Hiang is what I like to call Chinese Street Fritters. Crispy deep fried prawn, sausage, vegetable, bean curd, the selection here is vast.
If you are not too sure what to order the lovely Uncle will tell you what are his best sellers.
Don’t forget the accompanying sauces.
Prawn Noodle soup is now one of my favorites of Singapore local food. Beach Road Prawn Noodle House is one of the oldest established stalls and extremely convenient if you live on the East.
There are other prawn noodle hawker stalls you can try (as listed below) but Beach Road still remains my favorite.
Other Stalls To Try
Blanco Court Prawn Mee
#01-01, 243 Beach Road
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee
2 Jalan Ayer (opposite Kallang MRT Station)
Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Mee
2 Adam Road #01-27
Adam Road Food Centre
River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodle
31 Tai Thong Crescent