Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre

This should have been rather memorable on several accounts. For one, I hadn't imagined myself queuing up for prawn noodles (#01-15, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, 41A Cambridge Road) on a Christmas Day. This would also be the first time that I'm dropping by Pek Kio Food Centre and definitely first time that I'm paying so much ($15) for a bowl of prawn noodles from a hawker centre. And I'm also as sure as hell that I've never stood in line for 70 minutes for food before.

So you must be wondering what's the verdict for this stall which I gather is pretty darned famous for their huge assed prawns. The noodles for one were rather decent. It all went down pretty easy, flavoured with dried shrimp and bits of lard. Those prawns were large, satisfyingly meaty and positively fresh with an excellent bite. The broth, which is perhaps for some, the essence of good prawn noodles was not bad. There was a base note of chilli and garlic that worked with those crustacean flavors.

Memorable as I said. I'll certainly remember that I wouldn't be coming back to stand in that line. Not worth another 70 minutes of my life I'm never getting back.

1 comment:

ice said...

No like. One dimensional broth, no depth of flavors.