Thursday, September 20, 2012

58 Prawn Noodle at Bedok Reservoir Road

A foodie friend of mine actually brought me to this incredible prawn mee stall last week, but it was already sold out by the time we were there after 2pm.

This time round, we made it a point to be there just before noon, and one of the things that stood out was this stall was in a coffeeshop humorously called See Beh Ho Eating House.

True to form, we had to wait quite a while before we got our bowls of prawn noodles, about 20 minutes or so. But boy, was it really worth the wait!

Whilst waiting, I could still the staff at the stall feverishly peeling the hundreds of prawns and I could only surmise at the amount of prawn heads that went into cooking the stock.

Dry Prawn Mee

We had the dry version first, and the first thing that impressed me was the sheer amount of noodles for the price of $3. It is virtually unheard of these days to get such value for money.

The chili was rather strong, and the noodles were very fine, almost like a mee sua, but the overall balance of flavors were really good. They even had a generous amount of fried shallots to provide a nice crunch.

The prawns themselves were peeled, which was good as I never do like to eat unpeeled or half peeled prawns. I always say that most other prawn mee stalls leave the shells on just to give the impression of larger prawns, which is kind of deceptive.

Soup Version

The real highlight was soup version of this delectable prawn noodle dish. And again, the amount was insane for this price. The prawns again were peeled and came with the same generous amount of fried shallots and a few slices of lean pork.

The broth was the real star here, and it was simply the best prawn mee broth that I have tasted as yet. There was a natural sweetness without the overpowering taste of MSG, which was unlike other more prominent prawn mee stalls.

It was also more subtle and light, and not bold and in your face. It was also more prawn than pork based, which is how I like it.

58 Prawn Noodles also serve bak chok mee, but most folks come here for this amazing prawn mee, and if you are hungering for some good prawn noodles today, you should not hesitate to come here now.

And one last thing. The price, it is almost crazy that they are selling such large bowls of noodles at this rate. Superb value.

58 Prawn Noodle
704 Bedok Reservoir Road
See Beh Ho Eating House


  1. Have been there many times to eat the chicken rice which is also superb but never tried the prawn kee. I think I wanna go n try ASAP!

  2. Interesting post to read. I was wondering besides thiswater sports holiday destination are there any other you can suggests?