All of you must be wondering why I've been posting about Wantan Mee recently. I actually had this on Valentine's Day with my friend but refrained from posting this since it wasn't open for business last week. Coincidentally since Hung Kee was the only place opened during Chinese New Year, I had another round of Wantan Mee in a span of two weeks.
I've been super keen to try this place ever since my friend brought me the uncooked noodles to try. Although I didn't get to taste them as my mother ate all of the noodles, I knew I had to sample these noodles as my mother raved about their texture. Incidentally if you buy these noodles home to keep, there's no harm in storing them in your fridge longer. The longer it stays in the fridge, it tastes better.
My friend who has been eating here for some time remembers it being run by an old lady who has since passed down her stall to this young couple. She's even taught the man to make the noodles which he does by hand and machine every day. It's interesting to observe how he cooks the noodles in a big pot of boiling water. Once it's ready, he uses a metal strainer to scoop up the cooked strands and plunges it in the cold water next to his pot of boiling water. This is to remove the alkaline water (kan sui in Chinese) which sticks to the noodles. Then he plunges it in the boiling water again quickly to heat it up and drains the water before adding it on the plate. Chopped char siu and spring onions is added on top of the noodles which you toss in the mixture of soy sauces and oil for flavour.
Although the noodles were top notch, I wasn't too enthusiatic about their char siu and wantans. Their char siu lacks the black sticky charness I like in my char siu while their wantans were really tiny and lacked much taste.
K Intan Wantan Mee
(Non Halal. This place is open for lunch and dinner. To get here, the shop is in the middle of a row of shophouses and right behind DK Cafe. If you start from the Section 17/22 traffic lights and you're heading towards KL, take a right and go straight. Take another right just before the Shell Station. You will see Jalan 17/9 on the left, take a left turn and go straight. You will come to rows of shophouses on your left hand side. On top you can see the flats where Food Foundry and 6 to 10 grill is located.)
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.