Saturday, April 16, 2016

华记, Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

An old uncle said to the man before us in the queue, "Go eat from other stalls. Quit queuing." The man answered, "But today is my only rest day; and i came all the way for this." To this, i told Ric. Die die must eat once.

And we were right. Once might just be enough.

Regular patrons advised us to get the minimum order of $5 bowl; as they found the larger prawns in the $10 and $20 servings too 'stiff'. But today's prawns in the $5 doesn't seem right too. I can't quite put a finger on it. I can only say that it was unusually crunchy, maybe like crystal prawn. And despite the large size, i can't taste prawn's meat. 

The magic is in the broth. The added sambal chili paste and pork lard on the soup should be accredit too. Together, they cooked up a rich, layered flavor of herbal sea-freshness. It is mysteriously impressive. Whether you like it or not, will be subjective. But you just gonna try it here, once.

Big Prawn Noodles, soup ($5)

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