Their famous laksa broth smelled tantalizing. But I didn’t feel like having something so rich and spicy for the first meal of the day, so I went for their prawn noodle instead.
Wei Yi’s prawn noodle starts from an economical S$2.50. I went for the S$3.00 portion, which came with what seemed like a good amount of toppings. Don’t be fooled, the prawns were sliced in half, which means that’s 3.5 prawns in that bowl up there.
The prawns were respectably fresh and crunchy. But I really dislike this practice of slicing prawns in half. What it does is it halves the satisfaction of the bite. Also, the prawns lose some of their sweet juices.
Tossed in lard and fried shallot, the noodles were slick and fragrant. The chilli in the sauce mix was rather dominant; would have preferred for other flavors to stand out so that the overall taste wasn’t so one-dimensional. The accompanying prawn broth was sufficiently sweet and tasty.
Overall, this was a respectable prawn noodle. Perhaps my tastebuds have been spoiled by several excellent prawn noodles I’ve had this year, so Wei Yi’s version kinda paled in comparison.
Next time I’m in the area, I’ll have to come back and try their laksa!
Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle
48A Tanglin Halt Road
Stall 20 Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre
Tue to Thu: 5.30am – 7pm
Sat to Sun: 5.30am – 2pm
Closed on Mon & Fri