Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles is an all-time favourite of ours all these years and if you haven’t tried it, you’re indeed missing out in life.
Hawker food is of ultimate comfort to us, and what makes it even better is seeing young people run the stalls. It is a dying trade, sadly, for being a hawker means very long working hours and physically-taxing duties.
Perhaps, that’s what made Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles a stand-out; the couple running the stall is only 30 years young! And they’ve totally nailed the well-loved fried prawn noodles. We’ll go out on a limb and say that this is the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore.
Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles, like many other good hawker stalls, sit unassuming within a coffee shop in Serangoon North, and they only operate in the day. Be there early or be sorry.
The stall owner, Terence, has more than 10 years of experience with fried prawn noodles. He was an apprentice in his teenage years, and he worked really hard to master the art of frying prawn noodles. Finally, after years of hard work, he set up his own stall: Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles.
If you are more inclined to the wet fried prawn noodles, you’d absolutely love his rendition. Terence gets up early every day for the prep work, including preparing the fabulous prawn broth that makes his noodles so damn good.
There are only two pricing: S$4 and S$5. Each portion comes with a generous serving of fresh prawns, cuttlefish, slices of pork belly and a sprinkle of pork lard. On the side is their homemade chilli—one of the best sambal belachan we’ve tried. Or perhaps, the best.
The wok hei is evident. Combined with the robust stock gravy, every mouthful is a burst of flavours in your mouth, and trust us, one plate just won’t do! If you fancy a little bit of tanginess, squeeze a lime (provided on the side) all over then mix them all in with the chilli.
Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles is indeed one of the gems of Singapore’s hawker scene and it is one that has won our loyalty over the years with its consistency.
Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles
153 Serangoon North Ave 1, #01-512
Nearest Station: Serangoon