Saturday, February 11, 2006
Prawn Mee and Soup Kambing at Adam Road
The hawker center at Adam Road has a number of notable food stalls. One of these is Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle (stall number 27), which is apparently now open late until 2 AM. This guy's was probably the best one out of all the prawn noodle bowls I've had recently. The noodles are tasty with a healthy kick of chili, and the prawn is conveniently cut longitudinally, which makes it loads easier to shell. And while I'm still not a huge fan of the soup (due to its sweetness), it's still better than the other shops (that's why I stick to the "dry" noodles). It's not a lot of food, but it's only S$4 (US$2.35).
That means that there is enough room in your stomach to sample other dishes here too. I also hit up the Bahrakath Mutton Soup King (stall number 10), who boasts of awards from SBestFood and Singapore Food Map. His kambing soup is simply awesome: full of rich flavor with a spicy bite, complete with extra tenderly cooked mutton and fried shallots and cilantro to cinch the taste. Yum. The ugly greenish brownish color may look like hell, but it sure tastes like heaven. And it all starts at just S$3 (US$1.75) - or more if you want more stuff in it.
In fact, I liked this guy so much that I grabbed a bowl to go (or "take-away" as they say here) for the next day. Takeout in Singapore is done in a bit of an interesting way if your food is of a hot fluid form like soup or hot tea: they pour it into a plastic baggie. This can be a bit strange since you really can't drink soup from a bag without pouring it into a bowl of your own first, but apparently the baggies are cheaper than plastic bowl-like containers. It can also be a bit weird with hot tea or coffee since you can't fit it into a cupholder - instead, find a hook somewhere to hang it from, and then use the straw sitting in the bag. Anyway, it helps to have a bowl or cup of your own at your disposal - either that, or cough up a little more money and tell them to put it in a styrofoam cup or plastic bowl.
Digested at 11:15 PM
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