Shun Shun Prawn Mee 顺顺虾面 Review @Tampines
One of our Facebook viewers recommended Shun Shun Prawn Mee and we decided to try it out. Shun Shun Prawn Mee offers various types of prawn mee – available in prawns, pork rib, pig tails and pig innards.
We were there during a weekend morning and there were at least ten customers already in the queue ahead of us. Queuing to buy food could be boring but the uncle cooking the noodle was amazingly entertaining. He was tossing and flipping the noodle with the spider skimmer with lots of quick body actions, and sometimes, he would intentionally hit the metal ladle on the porcelain bowl to create a rhythm to complement his kitchen dance. Watching the interesting “dance” helped me kill the waiting time.
Standard Prawn mee $3/4
We opted for the dry version and the base sauce was a mixture of seasoned chili sauce with tomato sauce, lard and shallot oil for extra zing. The noodle was cooked with kang kong, bean sprouts and a little pork slices. The finished bowl of prawn mee was then topped with fish cake and sliced shrimps.
Seasoning in general was flavourful, but the noodle was overcooked and it turned rather soggy. The use of lard and shallot oil was overwhelming too and you end up with bowl of oil-logged noodles to deal with.
Accompanying soup was sweet and delicious, we liked it but the thick and discernible layer of oil floating on the soup might serve as a barrier for the health conscious.
Pork rib Prawn mee $5
Pork rib was very tender with the meat easily detached from the bone, seasoning sauce was the same and the noodle was overcooked as well.
It is not a $10 or $25 bowl of supreme tiger prawn noodle offered by popular prawn mee shops. Shun Shun Prawn Mee sticks to offering simple and comforting prawn mee that is pleasing to most palates.
Shun Shun Prawn Mee
A: 829 Tampines Street 81
#01-296 Choh Dee Place
H: 7am to 2pm Daily, closed on Tuesdays