Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodle: Super Seafood Soup!

Seafood Hotpot

Today’s story will appeal to those of you who really love seafood!

This unassuming hawker stall in Geylang Bahru hawker centre looks like your typical prawn mee stall during the day, but come nightfall, all the tables around the stall will spot a steamboat pot filled with some of the freshest and highest quality seafood you can find in Singapore!

Hawker

The person running the stall is 65-year-old Richard Sng who used to run a printing shop before he made a career switch to being a hawker.  He had absolutely no knowledge of food, so he took up a job at Noo Cheng Prawn Mee and started learning the ropes.  He soon ventured out on his own with Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodles but took him quite a while before business picked up.  In 2013, he started the seafood soup concept.  The secret of his success is in being able to procure some of the best seafood available.

Crayfish Prawn

His crayfish ($60/kg), which is hand-carried all the way from Kuantan are the largest I have seen locally and super fresh.  He also managed to procure giant wild-caught tiger prawns which are excellent!  The basic soup costs $18 and comes with pork bones, pig tail, lala and two prawns.  You can then add solid Sri Lankan crabs and crayfish to your liking.   He offers a money-back guarantee on your crabs if you are not satisfied.

Prawn

The soup is made from boiling pork bones, ikan bilis, dried cuttlefish and pu-erh tea.  The pu-erh tea helps cut through the fat and Richard guarantees that you will never get thirsty from drinking the soup. No herbs or ginger is added to the soup so that you can savour the natural sweetness of the seafood.  It is really good to the last drop!  In fact, it’s better towards the end when it gets more concentrated!  4.5/5

Stall

Conclusion
Superb seafood soup hotpot!  $65 may sound expensive for a hawker centre meal, but the same quality seafood will set you back more than $100 at a seafood restaurant!  As Richard likes to boast, if you feel it is too expensive, then please go somewhere else!  But those who really know their seafood will know that this is really good seafood at a very reasonable price!

Postscript

Cold Crabs

This stall does some of the best cold crabs I have come across in Singapore.  The double-shell crabs are big and full of crab butter!  You can order and pick up from the stalls on weekends! 4.5/5

Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodle

Address:
69 Geylang Bahru, #01-22, Singapore, Singapore 330069
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Opening hours:
Lunch: 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM to 8:30PM

Closed:
Mon
Contact:
90265983

2 thoughts on “Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodle: Super Seafood Soup!”

  1. I strongly recommend a visit to this outlet. It is one of the finest prawn noodle ( clay fish and solid top quality crabs ) you can find in the market. If you go alone just have an individual order but for 2 or more l suggest a hotpot…value for money and you certainly will not regret.
    I started as a client and over the years of regular visits became friends..

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