Our noodles ($4) lavished with the fried shallots, taugeh (beansprouts) and some pork lard failed to impress. Probably because they were not the spicy version. However, it was saved by the robust and slurpy prawn broth with a layer of reddish shine. According to Makansutra yahoo, the stock is boiled with not only prawn heads but also old hen chicken.
Somehow, I felt that we've not had the real stuff from this stall. So for the next visit, we would definitely go for the $5 claypot sized version which boasts larger-sized prawns and warmer soup!
[P.S. If you spot something familiar at Old Changi Airport Hawker, some say that it is helmed by the relatives of this stall at Lavender, which is the 正宗 or original one.]
Albert Street Prawn Noodle
380 Jalan Besar, Lavender Food Square #01-10
Opening Hours: 10am – 3am, Closed on alternative Thursday