Golden Mile Food Centre has two Hokkien mee stalls. One of them is You Fu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle (01-57). It opened not too long ago but it had gained significant attention on social media. Operated by a father and son duo, they whip up a good plate of dry-style fried Hokkien mee ($4/5/6/8).

Andre is a hakwerpreneur and is only 21 years old. But age is just a number. He has been frying Hokkien mee since he was 14. On my visit, it was his father manning the wok so my review is based on the father’s cooking.

Yellow noodles and thick or thin bee hoon (you choose) that’s fried in a huge wok of prawn stock. It’s not very dry but not very wet either. In Andre’s words, it’s cooked like “carbonara”.

A couple of pieces of prawns, squid and pork belly slices are scattered beneath the noodles. I don’t eat the prawns in Hokkien mee but they seemed pretty small in size.

You can taste a good deal of wok hei in the noodles. The noodles and bee hoon absorbs the pork and prawn stock well, giving it a rich, seafood flavour in every mouthful. And there’s a generous amount of pork lard is fried with the noodles which explains the lardy fragrance of the fried noodles.

The sambal chilli was nothing to shout about but as a chilli lover, I gladly had it as a condiment in my Hokkien mee.

Worth a try at least once. Take note that Golden Mile Food Centre will be closing for renovations in December and will reopen in March 2021.