During my previous visit to Havelock Road Food Centre, I noticed a short queue at Convent Garden Prawn Noodle. When I was back recently, I decided to join the queue to find out for myself how good is the prawn noodle. You know what? I queued for 45 minutes for my noodles!
Prawn Noodle Dry 2.8/5
The bowl of Prawn Noodle Dry ($2.50/$3/$4) comes with 3 half-sliced prawns, slices of lean pork, fish cake tossed in a mild chilli sauce and topped with fried shallots and pork lards. Unfortunately I thought the chilli was rather disappointing, it did not have that kick and robustness to complement the noodle.
Prawn Noodle Soup with Pig Intestine 3/5
I also tried the Prawn Noodle Soup with Pig Intestine ($4/$5) which fare better then the dry version. The soup did not have the rich crustaceans flavour but instead a clear light soup flavoured by the pork lard. The pig intestines was also well cleaned without the gamey taste.
I can't say Convent Garden Prawn Noodle is one of the best but it definitely comes with a taste of nostalgia. I am sure it will bring back a lot of memories for many diners. Besides the two bowl of prawn noodles I tried, the stall also sells prawn noodle with pig tail.
Covent Garden Prawn Noodle
Havelock Road Food Centre
Blk 22B Havelock Road
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
(Closed on Tue-Thu)
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Bukit Ho Swee Link. At Bukut Ho Swee Link, turn left and walk to Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee turn right and walk to Jalan Klink. Walk down Jalan Klink and look out for a staircase that goes down the slope. Take the staircase to the bottom. Turn right and follow the covered walkway to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]