Nam Kee Fried Prawn Noodle

This random lunch pick turned out to be one that’s worthy of recommendation.

Fried Hokkien prawn noodle

Fried Hokkien prawn mee, S$4.00

Although they use the thicker type of beehoon — as opposed to thin beehoon which absorbs more stock — both Hokkien noodle and thick beehoon had sufficiently soaked up the stock. The seafood-base stock was tasty and complex enough without being too rich or salty.

For the ingredients, they weren’t so generous with prawn and squid. But they were very liberal with egg. Bits of scrambled egg were evenly spread throughout the noodles. Together with beansprout and Chinese chives, the dish had great texture and flavor.

The only thing that’s missing was wok hei (wok breath aroma). But I ended up polishing off the entire plate of noodles anyway, and I wasn’t even that hungry to begin with.

Notice the neatly folded and stacked boxes for takeaway?

This stall has been around for quite awhile. For some reason, I’ve never got around to trying it. It occupies the same unit as it did (next to the popular Tanglin Halt Western Food stall) prior to the upgrading of the food centre.

While I won’t be making a special trip to Clementi just for this fried prawn mee, it’s certainly worth a shot if you’re in the area. Prices are rather steep. Perhaps it’s because there’s no other fried Hokkien prawn mee stall in the vicinity?

Clementi food centre

Here’s what the food centre looks like after upgrading. The shape and structure looks the same, but it’s much cleaner now, with more seating.

Most of the original stall owners seem to be back. Hubby and I remember the Hainanese chicken rice stall (beside the goreng pisang stall) used to serve blanched beansprout with chicken, but not anymore. Also, their food doesn’t seem to taste as nice. Maybe it’s a different operator now? Have you got any favorite stalls to recommend from this food centre?

Nam Kee Fried Prawn Noodle
448 Clementi Ave 3
#01-12 Clementi Market & Food Centre
Singapore 120448

11.30am – 2.45pm, 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Closed on Mondays

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Comments

  1. Dwayne says

    Hey all, I ate this before, it’s soo good!
    however, there are afew other places that are as good! you can check them out at insing.com it’s a very good place to search for good food also..

    i pasted a link for your easy reference on more delicious hokkien mees 🙂
    http://bit.ly/hokkmeee

    • says

      Hi Dwayne,

      Thanks for posting the link! I wrote that Tried & Tested article on fried Hokkien prawn mee too, published about 2 years ago. 😀

      Looks like you’re another big fan of fried Hokkien mee!

  2. says

    I used to eat this all the time as a kid! The standard has definitely dropped though, I think it’s no longer the original cook doing it anymore for quite some time already.

  3. says

    Yup, It is POPULAR because it is the ONLY hokkien mee stall you can find in the entire of Clementi central….I live in Clementi for 30 years, this stall is one that I have only eaten <5 times in my lifespan so far. Rather spend 30-45 min waiting for the porridge (it's ok, they serve you) or queuing for the yong tau foo…