Where to find good hokkien mee? Or what to eat in Serangoon? We headed out to Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle and find out how does their fried hokkien noodles tasted.
A really wet version of hokkien mee, Xiao Di’s fried prawn noodles has a sweet based prawn broth which tasted slightly artificially sweetened. Noodles were soggy and totally infused with the broth, but somewhat lacking in the wok hei department.
Slices of roasted pork (probably 4 to 5 pieces) and squids scattered on top, provided a variety of texture and flavour on top of their rich and potent soupy noodles. And of course the crunchy and fresh prawns (3 prawns).
Fried garlic, fried eggs and pork lard further amplify the hedonistic power of the whole dish.
Worth noting was the deep fried pork lards were flat but carries a strong perfumed fragrance.
Finally, their specially made sambal belachan on the side was given generously, and mixed with some lime juice elevated the whole dish to another level of elegance.
We got both their $4 and $5 sizes, and frankly both sizes are just 1 prawn and probably 2 spoonful difference. Was the quantity justifiable to their price? Extremely underwhelming and disappointed, way too little for a normal portion, even for their large size.
Not the best fried prawn noodles or hokkien mee we had, but Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle does have their unique taste and style.
Be prepared to wait as they have a strong patron following. We had to wait for 30minutes during a weekday lunch time, before our buzzer went off.
|Tuesday||11am – 3pm|
|Wednesday||11am – 3pm|
|Thursday||11am – 3pm|
|Friday||11am – 3pm|
|Saturday||11am – 3pm|
|Sunday||11am – 3pm|
Guan Hock Tiong Eating House, 153 Serangoon North Ave 1, #01-512, Singapore 550153