Food review: Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee @ Teck Ghee Square [Hawker Heros] – Celine Chiam | Singapore Lifestyle, Beauty and Travel Blogger

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the SingTel Hawker Heroes challenge where famous Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay engage in a face-off competition with our fellow Singaporean Hawkers. As an avid food lover, I can’t help but to actually head down and try out all the 12 contestants’ representations and find out what have I been missing so far! 

So first up, I headed down to try out Eng Ho Fried  Hokkien Prawn Mee @ Teck Ghee Square. 

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I went there right after my work so I reached at about 7 pm, after a bus ride of 4 stops. So for this peak period, I waited for about 20 minutes for the food. The hawker chef cooks the noodles in batches because there are simply so much orders at one time. Personally, I find the place a little inaccessible to the public that do not stay in Ang Mo Kio. But after trying the hokkien mee, I have to say it is indeed worth it to drop by once in a while and savour one of the best hokkien mee in Singapore. 

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Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Me (S$3)

The very first thing you might notice is the choice of noodles the Hawker has decided to use. Instead of the usual thick tranparent noodles often used in Laksa, Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee used thin bee hoon instead. For this, I like the different texture and I could easily distinguish between the yellow thick noodles and the thin white been hoon. 

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Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Me (S$3)

Next you’ll find the version of Hokkien Mee to be wetter with lots of moisture locked in the noodles through the process of simmering the noodles. The hawker prepares a wholesome pool of broth using prawns as the main ingredient, integrates them into the noodles in his huge wok, and after which allows it some time to simmer under a well-controlled fire source.

I presonally enjoy the the wetter version of the hokkien mee because it doesn’t taste too dry. The soup sauce makes every mouthful of noodles really silky smooth and there was no need for effort to chew before the noodles glide down your throat. 

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Broth aside, the Hokkien Mee comes with fresh ingredients like thin pork slice (I had only a piece in my plate) and a few pieces of fresh prawns and sotong slices. The ingredients were all fresh enough for a good hawker standard. 

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Mix the sambal chili sauce into your noodles for an enhanced taste

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So are you ready for the Hawker Hero challenge

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Take MRT to Ang Mo Kio Station, get out of the station and turn left to come to this bus-stop (shown in the map below). 

Then take BUS 261 and alight after 4 stops. 
Alight at ANG MO KIO AVE 10 Blk 475 or when you see this market: 

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Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee #01-34, 

Teck Ghee Square Food Centre, 

409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

Mon – Sun

4.30pm – 12am 

Make sure you don’t go for lunch because they won’t be open yet! 🙂

Meanwhile, let me know if I should continue discovering the delicious hawker food from the remaining 11 contestants! 


Celine (Hui Yan)

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Celine Chiam is a Singapore Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blogger. Welcome to her world of beauty reviews, travelogues and every day tips! She’s on #dayre (@chiamhuiy) and instagram (@chiamhuiy) as well.

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