Hokkien prawn noodles, from Singapore or Penang to Xiamen

Update:26 May 2010

Hokkien hae mee, also called Hokkien prawn noodles, is
a dish of egg noodles and rice noodles in fragrant stcok.

Hokkien hae mee, also known as Hokkien prawn noodles (福建虾面), is made famous by Penang hawkers. However, it originates from the Fujian province in China, the dish's name literally means "prawn noodles" in the Hokkien dialect. Hokkien hae mee is served in Malaysia and Singapore and was brought by immigrants from Fujian.
Hokkien hae mee is a dish of egg noodles and rice noodles in fragrant stock, which is made from fresh shrimp or dried prawns, as well as pork or chicken. Traditionally, small cubes of fried pork fat are added to the soup, but this is now less common due to health concerns. It is garnished with prawns, leafy greens, pork ribs, squid, crisp deep-fried shallots and spring onions. The dish is usually served with sliced red chili, light soy sauce and sambal.
While the taste of Hokkien hae mee is almost the same, the Xiamen version which has the backing from its traditional home turf advantage is considerably enhanced with better flavors, ingredients and toppings.
To many diners in Singapore and Penang, they will disagree with the above claim, as their versions have improved overtime too. However, to argue the points, you can be your own judge and try out some of the Xiamen Minnan (Hokkien) versions.
In Xiamen, you can eat authentic Hokkien prawn noodles in some eateries rather than in big restaurants. Customers can choose toppings according to their own tastes.
Here are some popular local eateries that serve Hokkien prawn noodles in Xiamen:

Hokkien prawn noodles

In Xiamen, authentic Hokkien prawn noodles are served
 in some eateries rather than in big restaurants.  
1). Xinxia Hae Mee (新厦虾面)
Add: #10, No.51, Renhe Road (人和路), Siming District
Tel: 2235656
2). Binglang Hae Mee (槟榔虾面弟)
Add: No.15, Binglang Xili (槟榔西里), Siming District
Tel: 5140071
3). Mingyue Hae Mee (明月虾面)
Add: No.180, Xiahe Road (厦禾路), Siming District, opposite to Datong Primary School
Tel: 2028139

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