If you look through any prawn noodle list, high chances are that you’d find River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles inside them. This prawn noodle stall has been around for more than four decades.
If you haven’t savoured their highly-loved prawn stock yet now’s your best chance. You can enjoy a 1-for-1 offer for their small prawns noodles at the People’s Park Complex branch.
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The offer runs from 22 Mar 2021 to 27 Mar 2021. You just have to flash the facebook post to redeem! It’s a rare sight to see a hawker stall as established as them offering a 1-for-1 deal like this.
But even if you can’t make it down for the 1-for-1 this week, the original Potong Pasir outlet should get on your bucket list.
Fans of prawn noodles especially should head down if you haven’t, not to mention it’s a perfect TGIF supper spot since it’s opened till 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Because prawn noodles lovers will be converted to fans. Anyone who loves prawn noodles knows how important the broth is — and River South (Hoe Nam)’s prawn broth is decadently rich.
The OG River South (Hoe Nam)
The broth is created by simmering fried prawn shells and pork ribs for a whopping 8 hours. This ensures the rich crustacean flavours are properly extracted for maximum richness.
You can see how much of the prawns’ essence is contained within each bowl of soup from that cloudiness. More importantly, it tastes great — luxuriously robust with a healthy dose of prawn sweetness.
River South (Hoe Nam)’s menu is actually quite extensive but the classics are still the crowd favourites.
A bowl of Small Prawns Noodles sets you back S$5/7/9, while Big Prawn Noodles cost a dollar more at S$6/9/10.
But for those who don’t wish to labour for — or have no significant other to provide said labour — their prawns, the small prawns come de-shelled! Their prawns tasted quite fresh and boasted of a nice bouncy crunch.
Of course, if you want a heartier meal go for their Pork Ribs Big Prawn Noodles (S$7/9/11), which come with tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs.
River South (Hoe Nam) does their noodles both ways — you can choose between dry or soup.
The dry version comes with a generous pool of sauce that slickly coats onto the noodles. I personally quite enjoyed the piquant sauce and the fact that it packed a spicy kick.
However, if you want to go full baller, then the Baby Abalone Big Prawns Noodles (S$18/24) should be your choice. Alternatively, there’s the ingredient-filled Big Prawns Pork Ribs Abalone Clam Noodles for S$9/11/13.
Overall, this is a place that every hawker lover should have on their list. I’ve had varying experiences with their noodles over the years but I have left satisfied most of the time. And with the 1-for-1 promo — why not give it a go?
River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles
📍 31 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347859 (main outlet)
🗓️ 7:00am to 3:00pm, 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Sun–Thurs), 7:00am to 3:00pm, 5:00pm to 2:00am (Fri–Sat)
📍 101 Upper Cross Street #01-05M, People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357
🗓️ 7am–6pm (Mon–Sat)
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