For those who stay near White Restaurant at 22 Jalan Tampang, maybe you might remember Sembawang Prawn Noodles which used to open back in 2011. This was the prawn noodles stall that operated in the morning by Mr Tay King Huak, founder of the famous White Restaurant三巴旺白米粉, who had decided to upcycled the often-discarded fresh prawn heads from the White Restaurant’s daily operations and turned them into a yummy bowl of prawn noodles.
Fast forward to 2022, the White Restaurant Group has finally decided to bring back the popular Sembawang Prawn Noodles and named it after the old Mr Tay’s adorable nickname ‘Fei Lou Fatt’ to honour him. Beside Prawn Noodles, the new restaurant also serves lok lok as well as other items such as Big Prawn-zuke that is inspired by the Japanese Ochazuke.
There are over 20 different variety of ingredients to choose from with prices range from $1.20 to $3. After you have made your selection, the lok lok will be lightly battered before they are being deep-fried.
You will also get to choose to season the lok lok with one of the 4 different flavours (Sze Chuan Mala, Seaweed, BBQ, Furikake). Oh yes, you can also choose to enjoy the lok lok from the 3 dipping sauces . (Mayonnaise, Thai Sweet Chilli and Thai Seafood Green Chilli). Personally, I like mine without the sauce. haha
The Prawn noodle comes with both soup and dry versions, and you get to choose your choice of noodles include Bee Hoon, Thick Bee Hoon, Kway Teow and Yellow Noodle. Many people actually like their prawn noodles dry but I find the dry version at Fei Lou Fatt is a tad too sweet for my liking. But the homemade hae bee hiam volcano chilli that comes with it has an awesome fiery kick.
Personally I prefer the soup ones more as the prawn broth is slowly cooked over 10 hours with 120kg worth of ingredients. This is what made the prawn broth so rich and packed with flavours. The prices of the prawn noodles start from $8 for a small one and $11 for a big one. You can also get Big Prawn and Braised Pork Ribs Noodle at $16 and a more luxurious rendition, Signature Fei Lou Noodle ($20), that includes jumbo ang kar prawns, braised pork ribs and 12-head abalones.
For those who like Pao Fan, I would definitely recommend the Big Prawn-zuke ($16). I like how Fei Lou Fatt uses Japanese rice instead of the usual rice and there is also a crispy homemade fried rice cracker to give the dish more textural bite.
Fei Lou Fatt is convinently located near Springleaf MRT and I would definitely recommend you to at least give it a try if you are in the hood.
Fei Lou Fatt
928 Upper Thomson, Singapore 787121
Telephone: 6252 3400
Operating Hours: 8am to 10pm daily (last order at 9.30pm)