Following up on my previous post, here are more of my fav hawker food around this area.
2) Road Side Fried Prawn Mee – Geylang East Food Center, Blk 117, Aljunied Ave 2 (stall is next to 2 small roads; same row as the nearby Mac’s)
I don’t think this is a super well known stall ‘cos I don’t see much write ups about it on food review websites. But I chanced upon it 2 years back, one evening after church service. It’s opening hours are from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (if I don’t remember wrongly and closed on Wed). The most unique part is the dried shrimp chili – which I haven’t seen in other Hokkien Prawn Mee stalls before.
I will define a good fried Hokkien Prawn Mee as “wet” (with some gravy left over) and preferably fried with a good mix of thin beehoon and yellow noodles. Though this stall uses the thicker laksa type of beehoon, it still goes very well with the special dried chili! The uncle doesn’t fried the chili together with the noodles even if you ask for chili. It is always on the side, which makes it even better! Add as you like. I fell in love with the special dried chili and had since been back countless times. 🙂
Another one of my fav (more of Kim’s actually) is the Penang fried kway tiao found at the same hawker center! This stall is located nearer to the carpark.
3) Penang Delights – Geylang East Food Center (as above).
We found this stall at the same time as the Hokkien Mee. For a fried kway tiao lover, Kim has good words to say about this dish. We also saw some write ups and newspaper cuttings at the window panels of the stall; thus arousing our interest too.
So far, we have only tried the Penang fried kway tiao and the Penang assam laksa. The one worth commenting is the fried kway tiao. They uses thin kway tiao and the chili is good as well. If one craves for salty version of fried kway tiao, I think this is a good choice. Comes with lots of bean-sprouts too – a good mix to an otherwise oily dish.
Unfortunately, the Assam Laksa didn’t turn out that well. Lacked the oomph I feel – a bit mediocre.
But the fried kway tiao was definitely worth our return visits! 🙂