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Low cost Malaysian-style darkish sauce prawn noodles loaded with components at Bukit Batok


I used to be curious and excited on the similar time after I got here throughout Chin Choon Prawn Noodle at a kopitiam situated at Bukit Batok. Not simply any prawn noodle although, it’s doused in a darkish soya sauce combination which resembles the fashion that our neighbours throughout the causeway practise.

chin choon prawn noodle - stall front

I’ve had my fair proportion of wanton mee in Singapore executed in an analogous fashion however Malaysian-style prawn noodles? That’s a primary! Even my Malaysian colleague, Reena, mentioned that she has by no means tried or heard of darkish sauce prawn noodles in her life. Oh effectively, genuine or not, it positively piqued my curiosity.

In addition to prawn noodles, Chin Choon Prawn Noodle additionally has quite a lot of pig’s innards which are obtainable in a soup or served with noodle choices.

What I attempted at Chin Choon Prawn Noodle

chin choon prawn noodle - prawn noodle dry

I used to be provided a selection between 5 sorts of noodles that had been on show. The choices had been: Bee hoon, mee pok, mee kia, kway teow and yellow noodles. I began the ball rolling with the dry Prawn Noodle (S$4.50).

The poor kway teow (which was my selection) beneath was suffocated by the mountain of components that had been piled on high. It had 4 halved prawn slices, taugeh, just a few slices of pork and fishcake, lettuce and a sprinkling of golden brown garlic bits on high— the amount of components is actually beneficiant at this worth level!

chin choon prawn noodle - prawn noodle tossing

I ended the kway teow‘s agony by tossing them up with all of the components, permitting it to take centre stage lastly. There was some oil added to the combination, which made its flat surfaces gleam! The color of the accompanying components additionally turned a bit sun-kissed, which made the entire bowl of noodles extra drool-worthy— I referred to as it “the black magnificence”.

chin choon prawn noodle - tossed result

The kway teow appeared to be the proper vessel to soak up all of the flavours of the smoky chilli and the darkish soya sauce combination. It was extremely scrumptious and glided down my throat effortlessly with simply the correct quantity of warmth kicking you on the finish.

With every chew that I took, the mini browned garlic bits had been like supporting backstage crew releasing their buttery and pungent flavours each infrequently.

The prawn slices had been extremely contemporary and agency. Should you’re not a fan of fatty pork, you’d positively love the pork slices served right here. Sadly, I’m the precise reverse and located the pork to be a bit bit powerful and dry for my liking.

chin choon prawn noodle - closeup of ingredients

I’ve to present a shout-out to the fish cake slices. They had been extremely thiccc and tasted good, not like different locations the place you’ll be served some factory-made nonsense.

chin choon prawn noodle - closeup of fishcake

Whereas having fun with my bowl of Prawn Noodles, I used to be a bit upset that Chin Choon Prawn Noodle doesn’t add fried pork lard to their noodles— I used to be lacking that acquainted umami-ness. Don’t get me fallacious although, the noodles had been nonetheless on level with out them.

chin choon prawn noodle - kidney soup noodles

I moved on to the subsequent dish, the Pig’s Kidney Noodle (S$5.50). Additionally they have intestines and liver selections as effectively, all for a similar worth. I selected yellow noodles and opted for a soup model as a substitute. It was served with a beneficiant portion of kidneys, items of inexperienced lettuce, and taugeh.

chin choon prawn noodle - closeup of soup

Earlier than I began gobbling down my noodles, I made a decision to present the broth a style. The unimaginable flavours of the soup lifted my spirits immediately. It was candy and had extracted all that fantastic essence that was launched from the prawn shells.

chin choon prawn noodle - closeup of yellow noodles

The yellow noodles had been cooked to perfection with satisfying crunchy textures coming from the common-or-garden inexperienced lettuce and taugeh. I used to be glad that the soup didn’t take up a lot alkaline flavours coming from the noodles, which might normally be a bit off-putting.

chin choon prawn noodle - closeup of kidneys

I believe you’ll agree with me that pig’s kidneys are seldom served at hawker stalls in distinction to its different two common counterparts (liver and intestines). Chin Choon Prawn Noodle has executed a superb job in dealing with these delicate kidneys, as the feel was amazingly tender and extremely clean-tasting.

Closing Ideas

chin choon prawn noodle - overview of dishes

We additionally tried out the mee kia choice of the Prawn Noodle which appeared to lack its absorption of flavour in comparison with the kway teow model. The noodles served listed below are positively distinctive as I had by no means encountered darkish sauce prawn noodles till my go to that day.

chin choon prawn noodle - coffeeshop surroundings

Chin Choon Prawn Noodle could have been situated at an everyday kopitiam beneath a HDB void deck, however the lush greenery surrounding it, and the truth that it was simply subsequent to a park connector, made eating right here tremendous stress-free— the cooling climate was an added bonus!

In truth, you wouldn’t count on a BMW to return crashing into the again of this peaceable coffeeshop again in 2019, into the exact same stall that I had simply reviewed, would you? 

For one thing so distinctive in Singapore, I don’t thoughts travelling right down to Bukit Batok simply to strive their noodles once more.

Anticipated injury: S$4.50 – S$14.50 per pax

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Value: $

Our Score: 4 / 5

Chin Choon Prawn Noodle

265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, Singapore 650265

Value

Our Score 4/5

Chin Choon Prawn Noodle

265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, Singapore 650265

Working Hours: 7am – 3pm (Tue to Solar), Closed on Mon



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