Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee, Lorong Telok, Singapore

So dinner time was nearing and we were all really hungry from the extremely bad lunch...
Before I could even explore any where nearby for yummies, ES gathered all of us and more or less commanded..
We are having prawn mee...
Everyone was excited, and we were soon walking to this makan place (yeah, it's rather near our hotel) that purportedly serves good prawn mee..
It was already packed when we reached; luckily we managed to get seats. I looked around this small eatery and noted that it had a Makansutra stamp of approval already. So, this meal would definitely be better than lunch....
Whitley Road Prawn Mee had an interesting array of prawn mee choices...
You can have prawn mee served with small/ medium/ large prawns or have it with ribs and prawns or have it with some pork/ pig parts (liver, pig's tail).
Mine was pork ribs prawn mee..
The soup was sweet, from hours of boiling prawn shells and pork bones. To add some spice to it, we didnt get the usual sambal; we were given chilli powder to heat things up. Well, it did give us spicier noodles, but I'm still a sambal-in-my-prawn-mee fan. The prawns were very fresh; the meat was springy and sweet. The pork ribs were tender, but most of the porky sweetness were gone...think it went all into the soup boiling process.
ES decided to have pork ribs noodles..
Not surprising since he's the porkman..haha. Served in the same soup base as prawn mee, his bowl was filled with quite a lot of pork ribs. Oh, he was really fast with the noodles, I took this picture after he started on his noodles. He looked really satisfied when he was done with his noodles. Not a single drop of soup left in his bowl..
Overall, pretty good prawn mee at Whitley's. Nonetheless, call me biase, but I still prefer Malaysia's version of prawn mee :p

Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee is located at 18 Lorong Telok (off North Canal Road). Tel: 65336578. Closed on sunday & public hols.

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Anonymous Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I won't call you biased, dear. It's just what we grow up with. It's natural; I expect most Singaporeans prefer their version of prawn mee too. :)

16 July, 2008  
Blogger wmw said...

Oooh...I do like the look of the chilli powder on it!

17 July, 2008  
Anonymous Crunchasarus Rex said...

I sure missed prawn mee..! i wanna come home..!!

17 July, 2008  
Blogger Camemberu said...

Haaa yeah, I prefer sambal to chili powder too, but heck, that second photo still looks great!

17 July, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: maybe..then again, maybe not! :p

wmw: really? not as tasty as sambal though i feel..

crunchasarus rex: poor thing.. come back quick!

camemberu: hello there! welcome! high 5! hehehe

18 July, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

haha, it will take some time to tone down the tastebuds here, downsouth. yupe, i feel the taste is rather mild but lurve the soft, fresh ribs ;)

18 July, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

nic: yeah, definitely takes time to get use to it :p

20 July, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

i still prefer Penang Prawn (Hokkien) Mee anyday! :)

20 July, 2008  

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