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Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles 福建炒虾面 is located at Mee Sek Food Court along Upper Serangoon Road (5 minutes from Kovan MRT station). This stall is located in the same place as the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak. I visited on a weekday evening. Although it was self service, I waited for not more than 10 minutes before my order was ready. The Fried Hokkien Mee was available in $4, $5 and $6. If you require additional chilli, it would cost at an additional $0.50. Fried Hokkien Mee $5Fried Hokkien Mee $5Yi Ji 's Fried Hokkien Mee $5 used thin bee hoon (instead of thick bee hoon) and yellow noodles. There were 3 pieces of prawns, a few pieces of squids and lean meat. Their version was also slightly drier with little broth underneath the noodles. Fried Hokkien Mee $5Although the Fried Hokkien Mee had great texture and was flavourful, it seems to lacked wok hei and the unique flavourful attained when fried with pork lard. There was no pork lard found in my plate of Hokkien Mee. The prawns were firm and fresh. The sambal chilli added at the side was super spicy as proclaimed on its signboard. Although it was very spicy, it lacked fragrant. I ate tried the chilli a few times before stopping as it oerwhemled the other flaours. Overall, it was quite a decent plate of Hokkien Mee. http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2014/04/yi-ji-fried-hokkien-prawn-noodles-upper.html continue reading
This Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee stall is located at the same coffee shop with the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak. I happened to go by on the regular off day of the Nasi Lemak stall so the coffee shop was not as crowded as expected. I went there for the famous Fried Oyster next door but the few people waited for their orders right in front of this stall caught my attention. Next, it was the 'extra spicy' indicated on their signboard that gotten me curious enough to try it. I joined those people there and waited for a few minutes to place my order. I wanted the smallest plate at $4 though there are $5 and $6 for selection too. I paid up and asked to come back in 15 minutes to collect it. I was kept waiting for about 5 minutes when i went back after 15 minutes. I took notice of the extra chilli is chargeable at 0.50 cents per serving. I guess their extra spicy chilli must be the main star of their Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee.A good portion of yellow noodle was nicely mixed with thin bee hoon to braise first in prawn stock to allow the noodles to absorb the flavor and then stir-fried it. It was then served with their special chilli aside. I requested to have only a bit of the extra spicy chilli to share with my dinner companion that does not eat spicy foods. I mixed in a bit of the chilli then tasted it. Though i expected the chilli to be extra spicy but felt i was very much underestimated the power of its spiciness. I do think i have got a rather high level of tolerance towards spicy foods but i gotta admit that the chilli was too spicy for me. I started to move the pile of noodles away from the chilli and left it untouched. It might be a good idea to leave it totally if you are not a fan of extreme spiciness. The chilli was amongst one of the spiciest that i ever had with Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. It was served with slices of lean meat, squids and prawns. The texture of the noodles was rather moist and flavoursome. The prawns and pieces of squid tasted fresh too. The overall taste was rather enjoyable. It would be nicer if more fried pork lards were added to enhance its flavor. Though not the best but it is definitely a good alternative in the case if you happen to come on the Thursday and the Nasi Lemak stall is closed. continue reading