What makes a good plate of wantan mee? Is it the noodles? Is it the mixture of the dark sauce? Or is it the side ingredients such as the wantans and the roast BBQ pork that makes people coming back for more?

Wantan Mee Stall

I’ve been patronising this stall for more over a decade. It’s rather nostalgic at times when I eat at this place because this stall used to be and still is the source of my late night suppers (and sometimes dinner too). It’s a family business whereby the mother will do all the cooking while the sons and daughter take orders.

Wantan Mee

What sets apart from other stalls is the egg noodles they use. Consistent and spring-y, these (handmade) noodles are mixed with a concoction of dark sauce, light soya sauce, pepper and a lil lard. It’s good but it’s even better when, on your lucky day, the father takes the role. I guess experience does play an important role in it.

Wantans

Usually (and always), I’d order their wantans instead of BBQ pork. Not too small neither it is big, these cute lil wantans consist of minced pork and ‘zhou hau yu’. I wouldn’t mind to eat them on its own.

Chicken Satays

While you are it, checkout the stall nearby that sells satay too. Although they are not as famous as the overly-famous Kajang satays, they are better than some I’ve tried at other places. The meat was a lil dry on that day. Perhaps, they overcooked it. The peanut sauce (sorry, no photo of it) was not diluted as it was thick and filled with a decent amount of chopped peanuts. Priced at RM0.60 (for the chicken), a minimal of 8 sticks is required for an order.

So, tell me. What makes a good plate of wantan mee?



4 Comments

  1. Springy and no “gan shui” smell noodles.
    Not too much soy sauce till jelak.
    Pork lards.
    Loads of char siew and/or siew yuk.
    Big prawns and succulent meat inside wantan.
    Loads of green chilies to go along. :D

  2. Agree with Jason above EXCEPT that I love my noodles smooth. Hmm. . springy is fine but i find most “springy” ones are a bit ‘hard” to the bite..

  3. My only request is to have lots and lots of Wan Tan! XD

  4. Jason : Good combination. Haha.

    thenomadGourmand : I don’t mind smooth as long as it is not overcooked / soft. :D

    Stella : Same here. Haha.