But when I'm at Pek Kio Mkt, I only eat the famous prawn mee from Wah Kee. Best broth ever. Super long queue because the hawkers are very old and movements are ultra slow. Beats Whitley Road prawn mee stall at Old Airport Rd.
Didn't know this place existed. Old housing estate? I like the prawn mee at Redhill market and also at a Penang food restoran near Aljunied MRT. What time does Wah Kee starts business? Thought of trying if it's shorter Q at off peak hrs.
Wah Kee, aka Farrer Park prawn noodles, is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. They typically start about 830am (but if prawns are delayed, then there is no knowing when). Their prawns are bigger than usual. Queues can be crazy. I find it best to go earlier on weekends.
Stock is brewed fresh every morning, no msg, no pork inside. Fully respect auntie and uncle for sticking to the traditional way of cooking and not 'steal work cut ingredients'. Soup is more fullbodied and there's plenty of garlic and some chilli (can request for less spicy), so it takes getting used to. Auntie very proud of her chilli - she told me before to go for mee kia rather than mee pok because you get to slurp more of the chilli.
Prices range $3 (sliced half prawns that don't taste very nice), $5 (2 full prawns and maybe one half sliced type) to $15 (or is that $20) for the girnomous type of prawns. I usually go for the $5 option ($10 prawns too big). The cheaper options tend to sell out early on, by weekend noon, usually left with the more exp options (no more $5/10).
Auntie can be a bit of food Nazi but she's actually very very nice and warm hearted - and they are very proud of their handiwork. Do go and support, they are getting on in years, no successor in sight, will be a sad day when they call it a day.
BTW, the yong tau foo stall couple of stalls down from wah kee is quite nice. they have this special deepfried meat balls that are handmade. AND the chicken/char siew (?) rice next to Wah kee is also very popular for its cheap prices.