Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee 大食家大大大虾面 is a new restaurant along Killiney Road, a few doors away from the famous Killiney Coffee Shop. We were attracted to it by its name, especially in Chinese which emphasises the size of their prawns. It is also a very focused restaurant – with almost all its dishes being some form of prawn noodles. Mind you this is not just a stall in a coffee shop. It is a whole restaurant by itself. We could not resist stopping by for lunch.
Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee Menu
The Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee restaurant is neat and tidy and with a huge painting along the wall. Here is a picture of the menu. Apart from a few side dishes, there is only prawn noodles on the menu. The difference in prices simply reflect the differences in terms of the size of prawns used – prawn (虾面), big prawn (大虾面), large prawn (大大虾面) and signature prawn (大大大虾面). You can have the noodles in dry or soup form and select the type of noodles. The only real variant that is not like the others is the wok-fried big prawn white bee hoon.
We tried four of the various versions of prawn noodles and one side dish.
The best prawn noodles at Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee was the wok fried bee hoon. The bee hoon had been wok-fried before being cooked in a prawn broth. We could taste the wok hei in these noodles ($16.80). The prawns used were not the largest but we felt that these were large enough. It was a very good dish which we enjoyed.
The next best dish of the day was the prawn noodle with pork ribs ($13.80). The prawn soup was pretty good with a medium level of prawn taste. After trying the wet and dry versions, we thought that the soup version of the prawn noodles was better. The pork ribs were quite tough and the meat did not fall off the bones easily.
The next favourite item of the day was a basic prawn noodles in dry form ($5.80). The noodles were prepared with a dark sauce which reminded us of KL noodles. They were ok but we would have preferred them in the traditional prawn mee style. A small bowl of the nice prawn soup was served on the side. The prawns were small but we thought that this was actually the dish that made the most sense. The other dishes with larger prawns were essentially the same but cost significantly more.
Finally we tried the large prawn noodles (大大虾面 – $13.80). This was one step away from the largest version. The bigger prawns did look better but we would be happy to go with basic one and pocket the extra $8 the next time. We had this in dry form.
The side dish of deep-fried shrimp prawn roll ($5.80) was tasty. We also tried the drink that was highly recommended – green apple juice with sour plum powder. It was zesty and refreshing but we had mixed feelings about the addition of sour plum that increased the sourness of the drink.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee
89 Killiney Road
Tel : +65 6732 1085
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.00pm daily
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
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