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)