Our obsession with food is mind-boggling. Others eat to live, Singaporeans simply live to eat. Singaporeans are willing to travel around our tiny island to seek out the best dishes, and Hokkien prawn mee is definitely one of those favourites.
Be warned: it’s best not to read this while hungry. Without further ado, here are 19 best Hokkien prawn mee stalls in Singapore worth paying a visit to. Note: this list is arranged in alphabetical order and not ranked according to popularity or taste.
1. Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles
Regulars at Chomp Chomp Food Centre rate Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles the best among all the Hokkien mee stalls located at the popular food hub. There’s always a long queue here, so be prepared for the long wait of about 30 to 45 minutes while the chef whips up your order.
Instead of thick white bee hoon, Ah Hock uses thin white bee hoon instead for their Hokkien Mee (S$3/S$4/S$5).
If you’re a lard lover like me, don’t get a shock when you dine here, as Ah hock stays clear from the sinful condiment!
20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Stall 27, Singapore 557269
Tue to Sun: 5.30pm – 10pm
Closed on Mon
2. Geylang Lorong 29 Fried Hokkien Mee
Despite the name, Geylang Lorong 29 Fried Hokkien Mee is located at East Coast. It is run by the brother of the original stall still located at Lorong 29.
It’s one of the few stalls that still whips up their rendition of Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee the traditional way, over a charcoal fire. Talk about wok hei power! Prices range from S$6 to S$20. Plus, they’re super generous with the seafood toppings such as prawns and squid morsels.
396 East Coast Road, Singapore 428994
+65 9733 1388
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 8.30pm
Closed on Mon
3. Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee has a standard modus operandi, serving up one standard S$3 portion.
Consider this a friendly warning; the portions are pretty small here. So if you’re hungry, two packets will have to do. This rendition is on the drier side so if you’re a rich stock hunter like me, you might not take fancy to this. The stock is fried until it is totally infused into the noodles. Also, be prepared for the long queues during lunchtime.
505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, #B1-34, Singapore 199583
+65 6294 6798
Tue, Thu to Sun: 10am – 5pm
Mon: 10am – 3pm
Closed on Wed
4. Havelock Rd Blk50 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Havelock Rd Blk50 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is one of the two stalls in ABC Brickworks Food Centre selling Hokkien Mee (S$4/S$5/S$6). As compared to their competitor Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Mee, this rendition is on the drier side.
If you ask me, I’d think both have merits so if I have to choose, I would probably go for the one with a shorter queue.
6 Jalan Bukit Merah, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, #01-100, Singapore 150006
Wed to Mon: 8am – 2.30pm
Closed on Tue
5. Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee
Run by Xavier Neo, a former sous chef at three Michelin-starred Les Amis and his wife, Alice Lai, Hokkien Man is another case of ex-restaurant chefs hanging up their aprons at established restaurants to open their own hawker business.
Portions are priced at S$5, S$6, and S$8. The best part has to be the immense wok hei that’s ever-present in each serving. I’ve packed the takeaway box a few times to savour in the comfort of my home and I’m glad to report that the consistency remains and the dish travels well despite the delay!
If you are into Michelin-awarded hawkers, then this one is definitely for you. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee was on the list from 2016 to 2018.
Headed by chef Manfred, there was a distinctive wok hei in the Fried Sotong Prawn Mee (S$4/S$5/S$6). Squeeze the lime for an additional zing to the dish.
All too average for me, yet long queues still follow. Better to try it yourself first before you play the judge!
30 Seng Poh Road, #02-01, Singapore 168898
Tue to Sat: 11am – 3pm & 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Closed on Sun & Mon
7. Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
If you are seeking out good old school Hokkien mee, you should definitely put Kim Keat Hokkien Mee on your list.
Now, this is one of my favourites. It’s served unconventionally in a claypot and swaps out prawns for roasted pork belly.
Plus, since the Claypot Hokkien Mee is served in a deep dish, the rich stock sits well for the noodles to soak in the stock. Fans of the wet version will absolutely love this. Prices range from S$10 to S$30.
While you also have the option of enjoying it in the Opeh leaf-style, I highly recommend opting for the clay pot version.
92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-264, Singapore 310092
+65 9011 4400
Thu to Mon: 11am – 7pm
Closed on Tue & Wed
8. Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Mee
Once named the King of Hokkien mee in the 70s, Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Mee easily became the talk of the town for the chef’s famous trademark. He would wear a long-sleeved shirt and don his Rolex watch, all while frying up plate after plate of Hokkien mee.
Hokkien mee prices start from $5 and go up to S$30. Do be patient if you visit, as chef-owner Mr Tan Kue Kim is a one-man-show in the kitchen!
As time passed, many concerns were raised about the inconsistency and how age was getting to the chef. Who are we to complain though, I mean, after years of building a legacy, what heartens me most is how he still lovingly shows up to work every day to ensure hungry customers are well-fed.
62B Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419510
+65 6747 8766
Daily: 11am – 12am
Heard of Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee at Golden Mile Food Centre? You’d be excited to know that the man behind the wok at Liang Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is the son of the owners of Hainan!
Fans of Hainan will definitely recognise the iconic vintage tri-coloured floral plate that is used to serve the Hokkien Mee (S$5/S$10) at Liang Ji. As mentioned before, this plate arrives with a dry consistency where the gravy is absorbed into each strand of noodle.
Liang Ji’s no-frills plate is a pretty respectable dry-style rendition, which is a rather rare find in Singapore. Just don’t expect the opulence of items like big prawns and your Hokkien mee cravings shall be duly satiated.
134 Sim Avenue, Singapore 387456
+65 8104 6112
Tue to Sat: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Mon
10. Mian Wang 1971
While most hawker stalls sell multiple dishes, Mian Wang 1971 only has six dishes on its menu, five of which feature its signature Hokkien mee.
Now, the Salted Egg Calamari Hokkien Mee (S$5.50) is definitely intriguing with its unique pairing of savoury Hokkien mee with crispy salted egg calamari.
Fortunately, the noodles were springy and firm and drenched in a thick gravy with a strong wok hei taste, which made each bite absolutely slurp-worthy. Tip: don’t mix the calamari into the noodles as it’ll get soggy quickly!
Many would know of Nam Sing Hokkien Mee located at Old Airport Road. You probably won’t get much wok action here, since the team has shifted into bulk preparation to ease wait times. So no customised orders, unfortunately!
The Hokkien Mee (S$5/S$8) features thick yellow noodles and thin white bee hoon, cut up pretty short, you don’t really need a fork to eat. Be warned, there’s no sambal chilli or lard here either.
12. Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee
Every time you’re at Whampoa Food Centre for dinner, you might see a long queue stretching from one end to the other. Well, it’s no surprise it’s for yet another Hokkien mee stall, this time being Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee.
Portions here are prepped in bulk, so don’t think about requesting for any customisations to be made to your order. Simply wait in line and once it gets to your turn, tell the staff your order and the kitchen scoops from their large wok to pack. Prices range from S$4 to S$15.
Sometimes when they’re shorthanded, the team will shift all orders (yes, including dine-in!) to take away in brown wax paper, which rids of any physical plates and cutlery, to ease operations.
90 Whampoa Drive, #01-32, Singapore 320090
+65 6251 2857
Mon to Wed & Fri: 3.30pm – 1.30am
Sat & Sun: 2pm – 1.30am
Closed on Thu
13. Swee Guan Hokkien Mee
Fun fact: Swee Guan Hokkien Mee is actually the original Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee stall, but the name changed because of the current owner.
Comparisons aside, the technique of using a charcoal fire is one many can appreciate. The ingredients are always generous in every plate of Hokkien Mee (S$6/S$8/S$10). Some do find the prices here steep for the portion, but I guess to each his own!
5 Lorong 29 Geylang, Singapore 388060
+65 9817 5652
Thu to Tue: 5pm – 10pm
Closed on Wed
14. Tian Tian Lai (Come Daily) Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Tian Tian Lai (Come Daily) Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is most worthy of being a contender for the top three positions. It is an unequivocal favourite among Hokkien mee aficionados.
The prawn stock is very rich and the noodles are fried to a perfectly gooey texture (my favourite!) If you love lard, this is the place to be. The wok master is very generous and the crunchy cubes of fried pork fat add bursts of flavour to every bite. Prices range from S$4 to S$10 and while you’re there, it won’t hurt to tapau (takeaway) a packet or two for supper.
15. The Neighbourwok
When I pitched this gem to Seth, the man behind it all, to review The Neighbourwok, he immediately went, “Ah! That’s one of my secret spots in the West!”.
One only has the option to choose between the S$4 or S$5 Fried Prawn Mee and take my word for it when I say you have to get the bigger portion. This was divine. Cue every word in the dictionary that is synonymous with ‘spectacular’.
Easily one of the best-kept secrets in the West. A word of advice: go before the queues start piling!
Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle is run by a Gen-Y 28-year-old hawker who has taken upon the ambition to make the best Hokkien mee in Singapore.
Each plate of Hokkien Mee (S$4/S$5) is just as you’d expect, laden with sotong, prawns, pork belly slices (yum!), egg, and fried lard bits. The broth is rich and umami, which will please flavour chasers.
Though I must add, the service here can be rather gruff! Dropping by during off-peak hours would promise a smoother and friendly experience.
153 Serangoon North Avenue 1, #01-512, Singapore 550153
+65 9062 1201
Tue to Sun: 11am – 3pm
Closed on Mon
17. Yang Zhou Hokkien Sotong Mee
Formerly from Beo Crescent, Yang Zhou Hokkien Sotong Mee has shifted to Bukit Merah.
The chef holds back on the salt in his Hokkien Sotong Mee (S$4/S$5/S$6) since a large group of his customer base are older residents in the area. Yet, he goes full throttle with the lard which I simply adore.
The freshly made sambal also packs a bright sweetness and punch. My only gripe is that Yang Zhou’s version comes with beansprouts, which I feel the dish could do without.
127 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150127
+65 9740 0653
Mon to Sat: 8am – 3pm
Closed on Sun
18. Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles
Here’s one for the thin bee hoon lovers. Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles serves up decent plates of Hokkien Mee (S$4/S$5/S$6) at over six locations across Singapore.
There’s little room for dissatisfaction here since the team at Yi Ji serves up the full iconic package, with prawns, sotong, pork belly slices, lime, sambal chilli, lard bits, lots of egg, and rich stock.
What sets this humble dish apart from other contenders has to be its tongue-numbingly hot chilli. Love it or hate it, people want more of it!
Having heard about a 21-year-old hawker-preneur and his new venture into the gruelling F&B scene, I got curious and decided to check out his stall YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle.
At the age of 14, Andre started helping out at Changi Village Fried Hokkien Mee where his father worked. Since then, he fell in love with cooking and the rest was history. Today, he cooks alongside his mentor—his father—at their newly-opened hawker stall, serving up plates of the freshly prepared local delight.
Regular plates are priced at S$4 and S$5 but to take your Hokkien mee experience up a notch, get the S$6 or S$8 as they come served on an opeh leaf.
Here’s a tip: To fully appreciate Andre’s Hokkien mee, I highly recommend you to try it without the sambal chilli as the heat tends to overpower the savoury-sweetness of the seafood broth in the noodles.
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