There’s this little hawker centre in Toa Payoh Lorong 5 that comes alive in the evening. Yup, they do mostly dinner and supper business. A few stalls are familiar haunts of the residents in the area, like this fried Hokkien prawn noodle stall.
What’s good about it is that the noodles are stewed in sufficiently tasty stock, so you can taste the natural umami-ness in each mouthful. The noodles has absorbed all the flavours of the stock, so the noodles are quite soft without being limp and soggy. It’s not too dry or too wet. The prawns are sweet and crunchy, and the sambal is decent.
All that’s missing from this nearly perfect plate of fried Hokkien prawn noodles is some wok hei!
If you’re here, other stalls worth checking out are: Chinese satay, wanton noodles, and fish ball noodles (look out for the long queue).
Huat Heng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
75 Toa Payoh Lorong 5
Open: 5pm to 12 midnight (earlier if food runs out)
Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays