Da Dong Prawn Noodle – That Famous Prawn Noodle in Joo Chiat

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10 months ago
I was accompanying my friend who was running an errand in Joo Chiat and we were looking for a place to have lunch. Da Dong Prawn Noodles big red signboard caught our attention and the words “since 1966” which means that this stall has over 40 years of history. 
Da Dong Prawn Noodle
A search on Google revealed that Da Dong Prawn Noodles is pretty famous in Joo Chiat and many people swear by it. 
Da Dong Prawn Noodle
I guess popularity comes at a price which is reflected in the steep prices of the prawn noodles at Da Dong Prawn Noodle.  Both the original Prawn Noodles and Pork Rib Prawn Noodles are priced at $5 for Small, $8 for Regular and $10 for Large, Pork Rib Soup is $5 or $8. Pork Liver, Pork Tail Soup and Pork Intestine Soup are all $5 each. There is also the premium Big Prawn Noodles at $13 for Regular, $15 for Large and $20 for Extra Large.
Da Dong Prawn Noodle
This is the Pork Rib Prawn Noodles (Large) [$10]. The bowl is big, but only half the bowl is filled. It is rather a small portion for something that costs $10. I can taste that the broth is indeed prawn broth and I believe that no MSG is used, but the broth is not as pungent as I would have liked. I am in awe of how the pork ribs can be so tender after hours of cooking. 
Da Dong Prawn Noodle
Address: 354 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427600
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 2 pm ( closed on Tuesdays) 
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