Traditional Famous Prawn Mee at Hougang – I Prefer the Lor Mee


My husband’s friend recommended this stall which is tucked away in a small neighbourhood coffeeshop in Hougang. While queuing for our noodles, I was asking my husband if lor mee or prawn noodles is better. The friendly lady boss, who was taking her break, overheard our conversation and replied, “both also nice!” In the end, we ordered one of each to share.


The prawn noodle soup had an old school taste that you are not likely to find these days. The prawns were fresh and sweet, and were accompanied by a light briny broth which had just a hint of sweetness that lingered after every mouthful. Each bowl came with a dash of shallot oil, pork slices, and fish cake. Though simple, the prawn noodles were enjoyable. I was later told that the dry version tastes better. I guess I have to make a trip back for it!

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I’ll say go for the lor mee, instead of the prawn noodles, if you can only choose one bowl. The lor mee seems like the more popular choice amongst their customers as well. At just $ 3, my bowl of lor mee comes with fried fish fillet, a few slices of braised meat and fishcake, as well as half a braised egg. The gravy was not very thick but coated every ingredient quite evenly. With an extra touch of vinegar and sprinkle of minced garlic, the lor mee was delicious, and I finished it very quickly. I like that the fish fillet had a thin jacket of batter, and still retained a slight crisp.

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During lunch time, the stall is swamped. The food is usually sold out by 1.30pm, so it is better to head there for breakfast.

Address: Hougang Green Shopping Mall, 21 Hougang Street 51, Singapore 538719

Opening Hours: 8am to 2pm or sold out, closed every Thursdays made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.


Born into a family of enthusiastic foodies, Maureen has always loved all things culinary, especially the local cuisine here in Singapore. With a life-long fascination with the rapidly evolving food scene in Singapore, she started this website in 2007 to explore and celebrate all types of local Singapore dishes and to share her love of travel and food with the world. With 4 years of experience as a journalist and producer, she has a wealth of experience in food writing, photography and styling.

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