If you’re looking for new Laksa spots to check out on the West side of Singapore, Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle at Tanglin Halt Market is definitely one worth adding to your list. Drawing huge crowds every morning for their amazing Laksa, let’s take a look and see what makes them such a hit!
Popular Stall At Tanglin Halt Market
Run by Mr Yin Wei Chai, he is actually the younger brother of the owner of Delicious Duck Noodles at the very same hawker centre. The duck noodle stall was first started by Mr Yin’s sister in 1969 while he was still helping his father sell poultry at the adjoining wet market. He then started Wei Yi in the 90s and has been serving up tasty Laksa and Prawn Noodles for over the past 30 years. On top of that, they have been listed in CEO’s Hawker Guide and have also participated in overseas culinary exchanges in Shenzhen and Tokyo.
Unlike your usual laksa which is served with standard ingredients like fish cake, bean sprouts, and cockles, Wei Yi allows customers to customize their ingredients. Choose from six available sets, with each set having a different combination of ingredients including chicken, prawns, tau pok, and cockles.
Amazing Laksa To Enjoy In the Morning!
Served at $6, the Laksa is servedwith a generous amount of chicken, tau pok, prawns, and cockles. Simply take a sip of the gravy and you will notice the lack of coconut milk. Compared to your usual laksa gravies, Wei Yi’s is slightly thinner, yet there is a decent amount of spice, and is still pretty flavourful overall.
As the gravy is lighter than most, you can definitely down the entire bowl without feeling too heavy and jelak. However, for some, you might feel it’s missing an additional oomph due to the lack of coconut milk.
As for the ingredients, they are well-executed which gives the dish a huge plus point. The chicken absorbs the gravy nicely and is pretty tender, yet it has a slight chewiness that gives a good contrast of textures with the noodles. As for the prawns, they are thinly sliced and have a good bite to them.
What stands out are the cockles as they are fresh and clean-tasting. Additionally, the tau pok soaks up the gravy nicely, bursting in flavour as you bite into it.
Try Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle Today!
Although Wei Yi might not be the best, they serve a pretty tasty laksa overall and it’s no surprise to see why they continue drawing crowds daily. As they close at 12.30pm daily, it’s best to head down early to not miss out. Hurry down for a taste today!
Address: 48A Tanglin Halt Rd, #01-20, Tanglin Halt Market, Singapore 148813
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Mon, Thurs & Fri, 5:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
For more Laksa spots, check out Guang Fa Laksa At Havelock Road!
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