Netizens Astonished To See Famously Moody Wah Kee Prawn Mee Hawker Smiling In Photo With MP Melvin Yong
There are some things that Singaporeans regard as a certainty. Like the traffic jam to Johor Bahru, the high odds of striking Toto and, conversely, the likelihood of getting scolded by the Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles hawker auntie.The stall at Pek Kio Food Centre is as famous for its tasty giant wild-caught prawn mee as it is for its mercurial owner Tham Lay Mon, 79, who runs the longtime joint with her husband Lau Fook Wah, 81.
Customers have reported being intimidated by the curt Lay Mon, whom many described as having an “attitude problem”. One apparently cannot order a bowl of prawn noodles without being snapped at by the auntie, who was profiled in 2016 in a TODAY article.
The story detailed the lengths that netizens go to to avoid being lashed by her very sharp tongue. Like: “Stay within visual range and speak only when spoken to.” Some of our friends even make a point of bragging when they manage to dine at Wah Kee without getting scolded. Basically it's high risk, high reward here.