5. Sumo Big Prawn
The queues have gone, compared with when this stall opened in 2016, but the prawn noodles here is stll as good. The food is prepared by a young man and the menu offers noodles with lala ($5), prawns ($6.50), big prawns ($6.50), crayfish ($15) and lobster ($25 to $35). Prices seem to depend on the type of prawns used, as another sign on the side shows that the prawn version is $5 and the big prawn one normally costs $8.
For the lobster version, the lobster is cooked in the broth only on order, making it delicious and flavourful. The big prawns version’s soup, which also contains lala, understandably does not have the bisque-like flavour… but it boasts a distinct sweetness from the prawns and clams. The absence of meat means it lacks that full-bodied flavour other stalls boast of, but it has a clean profile that is appealing in its own way.
Sumo Big Prawn is at 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-72. Open: 9 am to 11 pm daily.
Text: Wong Ah Yoke/The Straits Times