I’ve been striving to expand my horizons of hawker food in Singapore and River South Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles just happened to turn up on my search for a lunch spot during a venture to Potong Pasir. Despite the sweltering weather that afternoon, I couldn’t resist hopping on a quick bus ride to check it out.
If the queue at its premises at Thai Thong Crescent was anything to go by, it seems that its delectable noodles are worth braving the heat for many. A second-generation stall, River South Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles is named after the province where founder Png Kim Soon’s ancestors lived.
Today, it’s known mostly for a whopping 20-dish menu, with various combinations of prawns with pork ribs, pig intestines, sliced pork, baby abalone, clams, and more. Regardless of which topping you go for eventually, you’ll still get to taste the robustness of the homemade broth, which is created by simmering fried prawn shells and pork ribs for eight hours. The result is a notably thick base with a prawn-forward taste.
The Pork Ribs Big Prawn Noodles ($7) are generously portioned, though I could do with a portion more of the tender pork ribs. The prawns themselves are decent and taste slightly sweet. Overall, it’s worth checking out if you’re in the area and have always wondered how your favourite prawn noodles would pair with different ingredients.
Address:31 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347859
Nearest MRT: Potong Pasir NE10
Opening Hours: 7am – 3pm and 5pm – 1.30am (daily)
Contact: +65 6281 9293