Old Airport Road Food Centre is home to many popular stalls, from Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee to Roast Paradise. While many might recognise the place for its food, its location actually holds much more significant history.
To put in plane-ly, Old Airport Road was where Kallang Airport, Singapore’s first civil airport, was stationed at. After the airport closed its doors, Old Airport Road Food Centre opened there almost two decades later in 1973.
Another unique point about the food centre is that it houses a few well-known prawn noodle stalls. How often do you see more than one stall selling the same item, in the same hawker centre?
And so to save you the trouble of figuring out which one you should patronise, we’ve gone ahead to conduct our own prawn mee showdown between strong contenders: Albert Street Prawn Noodle vs Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle.
For a consistent comparison, we ordered prawn noodle soup and pork ribs with dry prawn noodles for both stalls.
1. Albert Street Prawn Noodle
First stop on the shrimp express, Albert Street Prawn Noodle.
Having travelled all the way from the West to the East for this, I was starving by the time we sat down. Since prawn mee is one of