Don’t you just love it when you chance upon an eatery, only finding out that it is actually a pretty famous place with wonderful food?
After exchanging foreign currency at Mustafa’s Foreign Exchange (one of the better money changers in Singapore), I was about to head to City Square (the nearest mall there) for a meal but spotted a Chinese eatery nearby – and I’m sure glad I decided to head there to eat!
The place is not fancy, in fact, it is like any other simple coffee shop in Singapore – not even a hawker centre, but it was crowded with an office crowd which can mean two things – the food must be reasonably priced, and the food must be good!
Upon seeing what others ordered, I decided to place an order of Prawn and Pork Rib Noodle Soup at the Middle Road Pork Ribs Prawn Mee stall which seemed to have no queue – but almost every table had someone eating from there!
An order of a mix of prawn and pork rib noodle soup got me the following:
For S$4 (they have three price points $3/$4/$5), it came with around three pieces of pork ribs and two halved prawns.
The soup was thick and definitely one of those that has been boiled for a long period of time. It has a hint of pepper and I find the prawn stock delicious. The pork was tender, and the meat pulled off the bone easily. The prawns were a disappointment though – they were tiny. I would have much preferred the pork rib noodles (same soup) to enjoy more pork ribs!
An old man seated at the same table as us ordered the mixed pork organs version of this noodles and he looked like he really enjoyed it! If you happen to enjoy eating the organs, you may want to give it a shot!
Do expect a wait of about 15 minutes during the lunch period as the office crowd really does come in.
Would I come back? Definitely! It does pay to follow the crowd sometimes 😉
More information on the stall can be found here:
Middle Road Pork Ribs Prawn Mee
Kim Leng Eating House
6 Verdun Road, Singapore 207279
Opening hours: 8am – 2pm (Closed on Mondays)