During Chinese New Year, finding a Chinese hawker is a rare thing hence I thought this should be shared with all of you who are craving for wantan mee. One of the few places I know which is open during this festive season is this particular stall in Jalan Loke Yew. They started business on the second day of Chinese New Year and it was super packed with people.
Most of the stall owners I have spoken to are taking either the week off but some are taking the whole Chinese New Year off as this is their annual vacation. Rumours often flit around on where they go but the general concession is they usually fly off overseas for either a tour package or camp themselves in a casino to gamble.
Back to the food here, everything is home made down to the wantan mee which they make their own. The strands here are thinner than the usual wantan mee served in other stalls and has a nice springy texture. Equally good is the black and sticky char siu which you can opt for a topping. If not there's roast pork, duck, lap cheong (Chinese sausages) and braised chicken feet with mushrooms. They're generous with the wantans and a standard order comes with a huge bowl. They also serve the bigger dumplings, siu kau here. Instead of a tightly bound dumpling and crunchy filling, here it's stuffed with wood ears fungus for extra crunch. I'm not a fan of it though as I prefer the crunchier ones at Jalan Brunei.
28-5 and 28-6, Jalan Loke Yew
(Non Halal. Open from 7 am to 10 pm)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.