My first post of 2014 will be at a noodle stall that my wife and I had on 1 Jan 2014.
It’s also a stall that opened at 7 am on 1 Jan 2014. We heard that the owner had to wake up at 2 am to start preparing for the day’s opening! Most people probably haven’t even reach home to sleep after partying away on New Year’s eve!
It’s opened by a lady, Ms Li who has not even turned 30! Admirable for someone willing to work really hard and continue to bring good food to us in a very tiring profession. She’s got help though. Her father is an expert in Prawn Noodles! It’s in the family blood to produce prawn noodles! It seems Ms Li’s grandfather started selling prawn noodles in Whampoa since the 1940s!
The wife and I woke up at nearly 10 am and was browsing our Facebook feed and saw a photo of the prawns! We quickly got up and said, we need to go and try it!
We got there around 12:15 pm and they have already sold out the Kway Teow that I usually choose for prawn noodles. The wife had the soup version and I had the dry version, both “bee hoon”.
Here’s our food! There’s the $3 and $4 versions. I did not specify the version I want, so the default is $3 because we paid $6 for 2 bowls.
At the end of our meal, the stall has closed for the day because everything’s sold out. We went to say hi to the Ms Li, the young hawker and she asked for improvements. She said earlier in the morning, people said the noodles were a bit too ‘dry’ for the ‘dry’ version.
We had ours 5 hours after opening, so it was done nicely for ours. The beehoon has soften just nice. After I mixed up my noodles with the sauce and mix they had, it was not dry for me. The bean sprouts were nicely done up too, no ‘green’ taste and yet not soft and weak yet.
The bowl of prawn broth that’s fragrant. It was not too salty too for both our taste buds.
The wife’s version, the soupy version. She had tasted the version at the original stall and the wife said it tasted the same! I know the wife loves this with a punch, so I got her some ‘chilli padi’ too in addition to the cut red chilli they have.