River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles @ Tai Thong Crescent

To be honest, besides Wah Kee’s Premium Big Prawn Noodles there is hardly any prawn noodle in Singapore that managed to really excite me. Sure, the prawns they use are big and fresh but I am not impressed by their tame prawn soup that seriously lacks that special kick. You know, the kind of flavor that once you taste it you can’t stop?

hoe-nam-prawn-noodles

After trying all the purportedly popular and recommended prawn noodles in Singapore I have come to a conclusion that River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles is the best of the bunch. Hoe Nam’s prawn noodles is also not pretentious in the sense that the prawn soup itself is good enough, which does not require any huge prawns to make up for the ‘wow’ factor to impress the eaters.


prawn-soup-powder

And most of the prawn noodles here have a separate bottle of chilli powder to spice up the flavor. I always find myself putting a lot of the chilli powder into the noodles to compensate the lack of ‘kick’ and luckily it usually helps. But adding too much chilli powder would result in a too salty prawn noodle so better go easy on it.

prawn-noodle

After adding considerable amount of chilli powder then the overall taste is improved. Well, at least for me. For you I don’t know lol.

fresh-prawns

For $4 a bowl I really couldn’t complain on the prawns’ size. Although not impressively huge, at least they were de-shelled and tasted sea-fresh. The fall off the bone tender pork ribs were equally enjoyable too. Besides prawns and pork ribs you can actually have your prawn noodles topped with razor clams or abalones too. With a more expensive price of course.

hoe nam prawn noodles

River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles
31 Tai Thong Crescent (alight at Potong Pasir MRT station – NEL)
Singapore 347859
GPS Coordinates: N01 19.729 E103 52.195
Tel: 6281 9293
Business Hours: 6.30am-4.30pm, 5.30pm-4am
Off Days: Alternate Mon

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

vkeong

Good food addict

You may also like...

5 Responses

  1. JD says:

    I assumed the bowl of powder is prawn chilli powder right? I’m ok with the soup as long as there’s unlimited supply of powder!

  2. Seafood taste best with spices and lots of sauce. I see lots of prawn recipes but this looks so special with condiments. This meal is really Oriental and breaks away from the commercial versions.

  3. wyyv says:

    Wau! It looks delicious, I would like to try one of those next time. Nice “har mee”!

  4. email2me says:

    I agree! This is the best prawn noodle I had tasted in Singapore.

  5. samlee860407 says:

    wah liu, your photography skill really damed keng ler…kasi ajar sikit eh lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge