Media Tasting at Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
With a rich history of 65 years, Wah Kee is famous for it’s prawn noodles. The powerful soup, massive prawns, QQ al dente noodles, special spicy sauce all meet up to accomplish a triumphant bowl of Singapore’s favourite; prawn noodle. Nestled in Pek Kio, the flagship stall has won the hearts of gourmands, including Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat. The first 60-seater restaurant at Esplanade is a joint venture by Wah Kee third gen. If you have been to Pek Kio, you would have known the famous Wah Kee auntie (second gen). So, there is a lesser chance that you might spot and getting scolded by the famous Wah Kee auntie. Under strict supervision by Wah Kee‘s second gen, rest assure that quality is the same as at Pek Kio, using Wah Kee‘s 65 years recipe. I have chatted with one of the regulars who have patron Wah Kee for more than 40 years. She has shared with me that the prawn soup base at Esplanade is the original taste when Pek Kio has just started as it does not include pork ribs or pig tails. Another shiok factor, no longer have to sweat like mad eating a hot bowl of prawn noodles. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned. At only S$1 increase for regular sized, S$2 increase for medium sized and there’s no increase in price for both large and extra large prawn noodle! Considering the convenient location at Esplanade and air conditioned setting, I think that it’s worth it.
The regular sized prawns are fine and the shiok factor is the soup!
Wah Kee Prawn Noodle with regular sized prawn (Dry/Soup) at S$6*.
Wah Kee‘s signature extremely piquant soup takes four hours to prepare. The prawn soup base is not overly sweet nor salty. Tasted of natural sweetness from prawn stock and of course their secret recipe which is undisclosed.
I would recommend to order dry version as the noodles and soup are placed separatedly. If you are one to go with stronger flavour, you can’t miss the dry version with al dente mee kia (thin noodles) tossed in their special sauce. Must try! You don’t get to eat this mee kia anywhere else cause it is specially made for Wah Kee.
This is like the best combination with Wah Kee Big Prawn Soup and Tasty Mee Kia.
Wah Kee Prawn Noodle with large sized prawn (Dry/Soup) at S$20*.
Besides prawn mee, there is also a wide range of seafood such as Boston lobster, blue mussels, squids, half-shell scallops, flower crabs and more. Choice of grilled or steamed and served with a variety of special dipping sauces.
Dip the crispy oyster croquette in their special sauce for the ultimate indulgence. With a little surprise, there is one full piece of fat oyster found inside!
Oyster Croquette at S$12*.
As Wah Kee focuses on quality, the fresh catch for the day is Canadian Oysters. Fat, juicy and huge oysters is slurping good by itself! You may also wish to inject some sauces such as devil’s tabasco, chuan-style, ponzu, sawadee sauce for the extra kick.
Fresh Oyster (France) at S$4.50*.
Fresh Oyster (US) at S$3.50*.
Fusion inspired when East meets West rojak served with strawberry and crispy you tiao (Chinese cruller).
Rojak Salad at S$12*.
Fresh seafood are best served steam to enjoy the natural tasting flavours of fresh premium seafood. I love to eat fresh seafood as it is. However if you would like to have extra flavour, try soak it in the yummy prawn soup or dip into Wah Kee‘s original sambal chilli sauce and special spicy sauce.
Bamboo clams at S$10*/stick.
Blue Mussels at S$30*.
Home cooked black glutinous rice with refreshing coconut ice cream. The glutinous rice might be a little too sweet however it is balanced with light coconut ice cream.
Black Glutinous Rice with Coconut Ice Cream at S$5*.
Wah Kee Prawn Noodle Price Chart at Wah Kee Esplanade.
- Regular sized prawn (Dry/Soup): S$6*
- Medium sized prawn (Dry/Soup): S$12*
- Large sized prawn (Dry/Soup): S$20*
- Extra Large sized prawn (Dry/Soup): S$30*
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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