165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles serves innovative dry mala prawn kolo mee in a Bukit Merah kopitiam

by Christabel Tan

It’s hard enough to resist the siren call of a satisfying Sarawak kolo mee. It’s a slurp-worthy combination of springy egg noodles, savoury minced pork, and fried shallots. What happens, then, when you add mala into the mix? The answer can be found at 165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles, a hawker stall in Bukit Merah Central.

Photo: 165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles

Located in Man Lin F&B, a newly renovated kopitiam that previously went by “La Kopi”, 165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodle opened in end-March, becoming popular amongst residents in the area.

Photo: 165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles

As its name suggests, the stall does sell regular Prawn Noodles (from S$5) and Pork Ribs Noodles (from S$4) in both the dry and soup versions. However, what you need to try is their signature dish, a cross between kolo mee, prawn noodles (hae mee) and mala.

The characteristic egg noodles used in kolo mee are tossed in a housemade fiery mala sauce, and served alongside a pork-forward prawn broth. It is then topped with fried shallots, pork lard, and if you like, big prawns and/or pork ribs — sounds super delish.

Photo: 165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles

Prices start from S$6.50 for the regular Mala Dry Kolo Prawn Noodles and can go up to S$11.50 for a large bowl of Mala Dry Kolo Big Prawn Noodles w Pork Rib (from S$8.50).

I’d travel all the way to Bukit Merah for this — what about you?

165 Pork Rib Prawn Noodles (165排骨虾面)
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📍 Man Lin F&B, 165 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3683, Singapore 150165
🕒 9am–7.30pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

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