18 Sep '14, 12am
Da Tou Xia Prawn Noodles
Last night’s dinner was at DA TOU XIA near Macpherson Road. They got such an interesting name because in Chinese, ‘da tou xia’ means scatterbrain. But they have cleverly turn it around to represent their dish – prawn noodles. 9 months before this, the owner knew nothing about prawn noodles. He used to run a Economic Mixed Rice stall for over seven years before deciding to switch to something different. So he spent a good 6 months learning how to cook prawn noodles from different hawkers, fine tuned it and with the help from his family, they opened DA TOU XIA 2 months ago. As with all prawn noodles, its broth, prawns and chilli are three important element in a good bowl of prawn noodles. The owner blended the prawn heads and sambal, and added clams and scallops into the broth. What they get is a pot of umami-rich and full of crustacean flavour, accompanied with a hint of sw...