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Joo Chiat Prawn Mee

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Xin Hua Ji Food House 15 Crane Road Singapore 429360
 
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I love local food, and this is one of the most hyped prawn mee stores in Singapore. I went down for my first trip yesterday, and I was mildly disappointed.

Although it has garnered quite the reputation amongst foodies here, I personally did not enjoy the highly acclaimed broth that much. It is good, no doubt, but after such positive remarks that I have heard, I expected something truly extraordinary. Instead, I got something that was only a percentage tastier than the norm.

On the other hand, both the prawns and the mee were to my liking. I feel that if they can somehow raise the standards of their broth, they can truly stake a claim to being the number one prawn mee store in our little nation.

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Decent food

I profess a great love for prawn mee, so it may not be surprising that I've traversed the island searching for heaven.

Having tried Old Airport Road prawn mee and Adam Road prawn mee, I have to say, this doesn't quite compare. Not to say it's not a flavour explosion in your mouth all the same though, I admit, it is pretty decent compared to the other stalls selling prawn mee around. Just not my favourite, I guess.

The soup is, indeed, delightfully briny and salty, although often leaving me dehydrated. I have to confess, I love adding a lot of chili to it and just pigging out. The prawn portions can be bigger, though.

Remember to bring a water bottle!

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Decent but there are better choices out there!

Prawn Mee is easily one of my favourite local dishes. As such, I have pretty high expectations, especially when it comes to the soup and noodles.

As usual, I ordered a bowl of prawn mee with my favourite "bee hoon + mee" combination. It took no longer than 5 minutes for the soup to reach my table. The soup itself was really flavourful and easily outclassed any typical prawn noodle broth out there. However, when compared to the best I've tasted, it still falls behind slightly as the soup just isn't as strong as I'd like it to be. The noodles were alright, nothing too special at all. The prawns however, were quite disappointing. They weren't crunchy at all and were in fact bordering on soft!

Nonetheless, this stall might impress those who are still new to prawn mee. However, once you've tasted the best, you won't want to go back. Unfortunately this stall, in my opinion, just isn't the best I've tried.

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The Real Prawn Mee

I've only tried this prawn mee once but I considered it as the best! The sauce is thick and tasty, the noodles are not so big, the prawns are fresh and sweet and the overall flavor is way beyond my expectation as the price is quite cheap.

It was my Singaporean friend who brought me there as he knows that I'm always on the look-out for good food..and he succeeded!

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Huge juicy sweet prawns. What more can you ask for?

Joo Chiat prawn noodles is one of the best prawn noodles I have ever had! The prawns are huge, fresh, juicy and sweet. The soup base is very tasty and flavourful as well. If the uncle is in a good mood, you may even ask him for extra soup with no extra charge! A bowl of prawn noodles may be slightly expensive, but I can assure you that it is worth every penny. 

However, since it is a hawker food stall, and the weather may get slightly warm, do dress light. Or a cup of icy cold lime juice to complement the meal may be a good idea. It may be crowded especially during the weekends but other than that, joo chiat prawn noodle is definitely a must go for all prawn noodle lovers!

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Yummy prawn mee!

This shop located in Joo Chiat serves one of the best prawn noodles with the freshest prawns that I have ever tried. Even though it might not be as cheap as the ones we normally find in hawker centres or Kou Fu, it is definitely worth the price.

The prawns are succulent and very fresh indeed, unlike the ones served in other places where the prawns seem almost insignificant even though it is names prawn mee.

One can choose from various types of noodles - just like other stalls, ranging from bee hoon to the yellow me to kuey tiao. One who enjoys prawn noodles should really check this stall out, and rest assured the price you pay is worth it!

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Deserves a try.

I tried the prawn noodles here once, but I had to take-away because I was rushing home. I was fortunate enough not to get stuck in the queue for long, as the customers were served rather quickly.

The thing that surprised me was that they removed the shells of all the prawns when serving the noodles, and that makes eating the prawn easier and more tastier. The broth was mild, and not too diluted. I find that it could have been spicier, though, that would have added to the plus points of this place.

All in all, this hidden find is definitely worth a try for prawn mee lovers.

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The Over-hyped Prawn Mee

Perhaps the most overrated Prawn Mee in Singapore. Although lauded by many, there’s only disappointment in wait for true food connoisseurs. Personally, I found the much praised broth to be just slightly above average. My aunt (a culinary expert by the way) even commented that even the packeted prawn paste sold at NTUC makes a much more savoury broth. Moreover, the moral attitude of the place is horrendous; cars are parked illegally alongside of the street, obstructing traffic when there’s a public car park just about 100 metres away! It’s way too congested and nail biting to drive past. Definitely a waste of time and effort.

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