Davis Prawn Court in Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre has shiok Hokkien mee
Those who live in Kovan will probably be familiar with Teow Heng Cooked Food, a now-defunct economy rice stall located in the Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre. The stall used to draw long queues round the clock for their affordable and delicious zhap cai png, which some fans deemed as legendary. If you’re familiar with the stall, you will be happy to know the owner is back in the hawker scene after a hiatus, though he now helms a hei mee and Hokkien mee stall known as Davis Prawn Court.
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Though we’ll all carry fond memories of the cai png and the signature curry gravy from Teow Heng, Davis Prawn Court’s dishes offer plenty to write home about too.
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The Hokkien Prawn Noodles, served in either $5 or $8 portions, are power-packed with wok hei, according to an online review in the Hawkers United Dabao 2020 group. Each portion comes with fresh, not frozen prawns, fried till lightly charred, and a generous serving of other seafood. The Hokkien mee is prepared dry-style, but is glazed with just enough seafood stock to ensure every bite is full of prawn goodness.
Each plate also comes topped with a generous scoop of pork lard pillows, fried till golden brown. Don’t skip on their chilli either—this zesty concoction is made in-house, and is generous with lime juice so it cuts through the intense flavours of the Hokkien mee.
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Also on the menu are a variety of hei mee dishes, starting at $4.80 for the classic option, and going up to $18 for Abalone Prawn Noodles.
The prawn stock is rich with a briny depth from the slow-cooked prawn heads. You can also choose between different types of noodles to go with the dish, from kway teow, thick and thin be hoon, to yellow noodles, and even mee pok.
There is also the option to have your prawn noodles zhnged-up with innards, pork ribs, or pig’s tails. Such a bowl will set you back $6.80.
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Head down soon to try out dishes from the next chapter in this hawker’s career. For more eats in the area, check out our North-east cafes guide. There’s also the new Pong Cheer Cheer Thai Kway Chap in Kovan, which serves up legit Thai fare, and our Ng Kuan Chilli Pan Mee review, for a chilli ban mian stall in the area that is open till late.
Address: 209 Hougang Street 21, #01-37, Singapore 530209
Opening hours: Daily 12pm till sold out
Davis Prawn Court is not a halal-certified eatery.
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