Top 5 Prawn noodles: Hearty soup and shelled prawns

The soup that comes with prawn noodles should have the distinctive sweetness of the shellfish

While I enjoy the dry version of prawn noodles, the true test for this hawker dish is in the soup.

It should boast the distinctive sweetness of the shellfish that is rounded out with meat. Some stalls add pork ribs or pork tail to the broth for greater depth of flavour and a more robust taste.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Top 5 Prawn noodles: Hearty soup and shelled prawns '. Print Edition | Subscribe