YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle

YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle by twentysomething Andre Ong couldn't have bopped onto the scene at a more inopportune moment in recent pandemic times; its inaugural Golden Mile stall geared up to serve customers weeks just before Singapore abruptly battened down for an almost two-month long "circuit breaker" beginning 7 April 2020 back then, thus tossing one potentially fatal wrench in the works.

Against all odds, however, Hawkerberry Finn here proved himself quite the resilient bastard given he rode out that inadvertent quagmire plus subsequent sporadic lockdowns with equal braggadocio and unbridled grit, eventually even doubling YouFu's footprint via another Woodlands Crescent outlet. Meanwhile, his old man's own separate Hokkien mee business (also bearing the exact same name, confusing meh) incidentally began 1 July at Chinatown Complex Food Centre - which we swooped in on btw, albeit owing to (erroneously) surmising Ong Junior skippers things there too.

YouFu@Chinatown operates daily from 10.30am-8pm except Mondays.

Sampling and thoughts:

Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee ($5/$7/$9)

Word on the grapevine has it Dad fries 'em noodles differently compared to boyo. Still, what matters really is if they taste good aye? Anyway, our $5 portion (pretty much shorn of prawns tbh save for pathetic trio of skimpy ass krill, yet bristling with pork belly, squid, egg bits) stridently enunciated a pleasing, silk-infused clamminess hoisted by rousing enough wok hei; the leaden cliché sambal chilli administered, alas, didn't make us fall head over heels. Granted, not exactly shabby when taken overall.

And as to whether son outguns father at the stove, stay tuned.

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with stall before visiting or ordering.

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Score: 7.4/10


Editor's Note: YouFu@Golden Mile + Woodlands Crescent are collectively disparate from Youfu@Chinatown, all addresses have been included below however for convenient reference.


Golden Mile Food Centre Foodpark Coffee Shop Chinatown Complex Food Centre
505 Beach Road, 780 Woodlands Crescent, 335 Smith Street,
#01-57 #01-06 #02-186
Singapore 199583 Singapore 730780 Singapore 050335