Best prawn noodles in Singapore
Prawn noodles is arguably one of the best noodle soup dishes you can get in Singapore. When done right, each portion is a labour of love. Hawkers have to source for fresh prawns, boil the stock for hours so it is enriched with the umami goodness from the prawn shells, make their sambal from scratch so it best complements their take on hae mee—the list goes on.
With so many prawn mee stalls in Singapore, we’re here to help you sift through the masses to find hae mee that’s top of the class. Here is our guide to the best prawn noodles in Singapore.
Table of Contents
- Best prawn noodles in Singapore
- 1. Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle
- 2. Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House
- 3. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee
- 4. River South (Hoe Nam) Noodles House
- 5. Blanco Court Prawn Mee
- 6. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
- 7. Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle
- 8. 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles
- 9. Wen Wen Big Prawn Mee
- 10. Da Dong Prawn Noodles
- 11. Ebi Bar
- 12. East Treasure Speciality Prawn Noodle
- 13. Da Shi Jia
- 14. Ming’s Prawn Noodle
- 15. Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles
- 16. Albert Street Prawn Noodles
- 17. Min Nan Prawn Noodles
- 18. One Prawn & Co
- 19. 58 Prawn Noodle and Minced Meat Noodle
- 20. Seng Huat / Cheng Fa Prawn and Fishball Noodles
- 21. Don Don Prawn Noodles
- Where to eat the best prawn noodles in Singapore
1. Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle
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They used to be known as Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Mee, ta branch of the original stall at Adam Road, before changing their name to Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle. Since then, the eatery has settled on the moniker: Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle.
Their name may have changed a few times, but their stellar recipe has not. The prawn noodles here have gained them a spot on the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide, so be prepared to queue. I tasted more pork than prawn in this rich broth, which was creamy from hours of boiling. For $8, you’ll get large banana prawns with slices of fish cake, pork belly, pork skin and pork ribs.
Address: 70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9006 4655
Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House
This amber-hued broth from Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House tastes clean, and comes with notes of herbs, a slight touch of shallot oil, as well as pork lard. I usually add a few shakes of fine chilli powder, which is more smoky than spicy. The regular bowl goes for $6.50, which gets you medium-sized prawns. Their most popular option is the Jumbo Prawn Mee at $13.50, which comes with larger prawns.
Read our Beach Road Prawn Mee review.
Address: 370/372 East Coast Road, Singapore 428981
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 7am to 4pm
Tel: 6345 7196
Beach Road Prawn Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee
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Another prawn mee that made its way into the Michelin Guide, Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee was awarded the Michelin Plate for its tasty signature dish. It’s an offshoot from the same family that brought you Beach Road Prawn Mee, hence you might find similarities in the taste of both broths. The soup here is lighter than some of the other stalls, although it is still rich with the sweetness of prawns. A regular bowl of Pork Rib Prawn Mee is priced at $6, and their Sultan Prawn Mee, which comes with huge prawns, costs $10.
Address: 2 Jalan Ayer, Singapore 389141
Opening hours: Thurs-Mon 8am to 3:30pm
Tel: 6748 2488
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. River South (Hoe Nam) Noodles House
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Nestled in the middle of a few shophouses near Potong Pasir MRT Station, River South (Hoe Nam) Noodles House offers prawn mee that tastes simple and comforting. The broth has a strong taste of pork and shellfish. $5 can get you a bowl of prawn mee, but those who want something more can try Five-in-One Bowl ($12/$15) that includes medium-sized prawns, abalone clams, pork ribs, pig’s tail and pig’s intestine.
Address: 31 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347859
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 7am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 7am to 3pm, 5pm to 1:30am
Tel: 6281 9293
River South (Hoe Nam) Noodles House is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Blanco Court Prawn Mee
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Blanco Court Prawn Mee started in 1928, so chances are, your ah gong might have brought ah ma here for prawn mee years ago. For $7, you’ll get a bowl of prawn mee with three halved prawns, pork ribs and a light shower of fried shallot oil. Together with kang kong, the combination of thick bee hoon and egg noodles creates a mix of textures. With ample space and swift service, this casual eatery makes a great spot for lunch.
Address: 243 Beach Road, #01-01, Singapore 189754
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 7:30am to 4pm
Tel: 6396 8464
Blanco Court is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
Here’s one for purists: Wah Kee uses nothing but prawns in its broth, thus its bright orange hue. The stall is known for its temperamental owners, which did not faze the mighty Chow Yun-Fatt, who once queued for a bowl of prawn mee here.
Prices start at $5 for a small bowl, but we recommend going at least for the $10 bowl with dry mee kia (thin yellow noodles). The mee kia is made especially for Wah Kee, and they blend the sauces fresh on-site daily!
Read our Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles review.
Address: 41A Cambridge Road, #01-15, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, Singapore 210041
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 7:30am to 2pm, Sun 9am to 2pm
Tel: 9688 3633
Wah Kee is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle
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Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee, now considered one of the OG stalls of good prawn mee in Singapore, used to run its operations under a flyover along Whitley Road many years back. A regular bowl of Big Prawn Pork Rib Noodle starts at $5.50. Thanks to their relatively long opening hours, the soup here gets more robust later in the day.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-98, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 9:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9830 1557
Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles
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No fancy ingredients here, just simple and old-school prawn mee done right. 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles is run by a third-generation young hawker, whose grandfather used to sell prawn mee from a pushcart in Whampoa in the 1950s. The late Anthony Bourdain has eaten here before, too! Their prawn noodles, which start from $5, are topped with slices of blanched prawns, sliced pork and shallot oil. Go for the dry version with chilli ─ that’s what everyone gets.
Address: 665 Buffalo Road, #01-326, Tekka Food Centre, Singapore 210665
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 12:30pm
545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Wen Wen Big Prawn Mee
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Apart from the usual prawn mee that costs $5, Wen Wen Big Prawn Mee also offers a premium bowl that includes abalone, pork ribs and prawn from $12. But what you must have here is their Seafood Prawn Mee Steamboat (from $60) that comes with a whole crab, pork ribs, pig’s tail and pretty much whatever they have available on the shelf. You can buy your own ingredients to throw into the steamboat too!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-22, Singapore 330069
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 12pm to 2pm, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 9026 5983
Wen Wen is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Da Dong Prawn Noodles
Now run by young hawkerpreneur Watson Lim, Da Dong Prawn Noodles was founded by his father in 1966. It ticks most of our boxes for a great bowl of prawn noodles, and the broth is so precious, refills are not entertained. Their Big Prawn Noodles ($15) come with five huge prawns, or you can go for the standard Pork Rib Prawn Noodles ($8).
Address: 354 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427600
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 7:30am to 2pm
Da Dong is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Ebi Bar
For prawn noodles with a modern, Japanese twist check out Ebi Bar. This restaurant in town offers hae mee with a ramen slant, great for fans of both dishes. Try their Signature “Chao Da” Ebi Noodles ($15.90) for loads of umami, as charred prawns are served atop springy ramen noodles, dressed with a broth that is made with 40kg of prawn shells and heads, prepared for up to 10 hours.
Read our Ebi Bar review.
Address: 5 Koek Road, #B1-21, Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796
Opening hours: Sun-Mon, 11am to 9pm, Tue-Fri 11am to 10pm
Ebi Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. East Treasure Speciality Prawn Noodle
Operated by the Astons group, East Treasure Speciality Prawn Noodle has a signature prawn broth that’s rich with umami, full-bodied and replete with flavour. The Classic Prawn Noodle ($6.80) is a generous serving, but prawn lovers should go for the Supreme Big Prawn Noodle ($13.80), filled with jumbo prawns, pork belly slices, pork ribs and even pork tails.
13. Da Shi Jia
Da Shi Jia is known for its Wok-fried Big Prawn White Bee Hoon ($17.80), but the Prawn Noodle ($6.80) is not shabby either. It’s slightly lighter and less salty than the prawn soup you get at other hawker stalls, but there is a pleasing sweet aftertaste at the end of each mouthful. If you’re in the Orchard area, this is worth a try!
Read our Da Shi Jia review.
Address: 89 Killiney Road, Singapore 239534
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8908 6949
Da Shi Jia is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Ming’s Prawn Noodle
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Ming’s Prawn Noodle is run by a passionate, young hawkerpreneur, and draws long queues daily. Their speciality is their Signature Bowl ($7), topped with a generous amount of prawns, a fiery chilli, and QQ yellow noodles. Choose between dry or soup versions—the latter is made with a base stock prepared fresh in the wee hours every morning, with prawns sourced from local fisheries.
Address: 313 Outram Road, #01-00, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169073
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 3pm
Tel: 9616 0495
Ming’s Prawn Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles
The orange broth at Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles is full-bodied and has a slight hint of spice, followed by the sweetness of prawn. If you go for the dry Big Prawn Noodle ($5-$9), you can add on a Creamy Egg ($1) and break it into your noodles for extra richness. They have now opened a new branch in Bedok North, too!
Read our Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles review.
Address: 64 Loyang Way, Loyang Way Food Village, Singapore 508754
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 3pm
Tel: 9083 3320
Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. Albert Street Prawn Noodles
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Another familiar prawn noodles joint in the East is Albert Street Prawn Noodles. Their prices are known to be affordable, as well as tasty; you can get a bowl of prawn noodles loaded with ingredients for $6 here. Prawns are halved so they’re easy to eat, with tender meat that is a sign of freshness. You can also order another signature, their Pig Intestine Noodles for $9, which comes with innards swimming in the deep, orange prawn broth.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-10, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9:30pm
Albert Street Prawn Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Min Nan Prawn Noodles
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If you’re in Tiong Bahru and craving this local staple, go to Min Nan. This old-school stall has gotten Michelin nods for their lighter, sweeter style of hae mee, which comes with a clearer broth, large prawns, and pork ribs, for just $5. Some diners recommend the dry version here instead, which you can zhng up with extra chilli sauce for more flavour.
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-31, Singapore 168898
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 2:30pm
Min Nan is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. One Prawn & Co
If you love hae mee with broth that’s extra gao, then pay a visit to One Prawn & Co. Run by chef Gwyneth Ang, formerly from Burnt Ends, the eatery specialises in claypot prawn mee. Prices here are definitely steeper, with the priciest Five Fortunes Jumbo Prawns Claypot setting you back $30, but in our opinion, it’s worth the splurge. The claypot comes with a bounty of seafood, including sliced jumbo prawns, lala, sliced pork, pork ribs, tobiko balls and more. The prawn broth here stands out because it tastes like a hybrid between tonkotsu and your classic hawker hae mee soup—all thanks to the slow boiling of close to 50kg of pork bones and fried prawn heads to extract maximum flavour.
Read our One Prawn & Co review.
Address: 458 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368176
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9878 8897
One Prawn & Co is not a halal-certified eatery.
19. 58 Prawn Noodle and Minced Meat Noodle
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The East is home to a handful of notable prawn noodle stalls, but rarely do you see 58 Prawn Noodle and Minced Meat Noodle on the list. That’s not for any reason except that the Bedok Reservoir stall is sorely underrated and a little hard to get to if you don’t stay in the East.
If you love your hae mee with stock that’s enriched with prawn oil, this stall is for you. We highly recommend splurging on their Big Prawn Noodle ($11), served with large prawns and chunks of pork rib, but their more affordable Pork Ribs Prawn Noodle ($6.50) hits the spot just as well.
Address: 704 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470704
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 4pm
58 Prawn Noodle and Minced Meat Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
20. Seng Huat / Cheng Fa Prawn and Fishball Noodles
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If you’re ever in Telok Blangah Food Centre, make a pit stop at this hae mee stall. Open for two decades now, the stall is run by a former prawn mee apprentice who decided to branch out on his own. Do yourself a favour and order their prawn Mee dry—the stall owner serves these up with a sauce that’s laced with lard and his own house-made chilli, which has quite the kick. The prawns are fresh, and portions are generous too. What’s more, it only costs $3.50.
Address: 79 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-38, Singapore 100079
Opening hours: Fri-Mon 6am to 1:30pm
Seng Huat / Cheng Fa Prawn and Fishball Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
21. Don Don Prawn Noodles
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Another hae mee that comes out top for us is Don Don Prawn Noodles, a hidden gem located at Circuit Road Food Centre. Though the stall is relatively new and only established in 2019, it has since become a firm favourite of those living in the area. Only fresh, wild-caught ang kar prawns are used here, so you can ensure that the prawns and broth are sweet as can be. Each bowl also stars tender pork ribs that fall off the bone, thanks to them being marinated for hours before cooking. A standard here starts at $5.50, but they also offer jumbo portions for $11.80.
Address: 79 Circuit Road, #01-42, Singapore 370079
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11am to 8pm
Don Don is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat the best prawn noodles in Singapore
It’s hae mee galore with our list of the best prawn noodles in Singapore. These prawn-laden soups are well-loved by many a foodie, and we’re certain you will like them too. Otherwise, head over to our fried hokkien mee stalls guide for another time-honoured hawker classic.
This article was originally written on 17 January 2017.
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