my daughter & her friends were raving about this wanton mee stall at holland drive, where the “char siew was very nice but not like the usual ones , a bit western style?”.
we decided to try it on 24.11.2013. red ring is located at a coffeeshop at block 46 holland drive.
i had the S$3 serving, could not tell the difference except that i had 3 deep-fried wantons while the S$4 serving had 5 wantons.
the char siew was very good. it was quite anaemic w/o strong red colours & charred exterior but the taste was good – tender, moist, sweet, so maybe that’s why my daughter said a bit western. the noodles & sauce were good too. the deep-fried wantons were average & not what i preferred, would order boiled wantons next time.
overall it was good, not expensive, though i did not think it was better than the recent one i had at the wanton noodle stall @ first centre serangoon avenue 4. in fact i would prefer the latter. 🙂
i later read about roy chan the chemist who graduated from nus in 2012 & how he created this special char siew using a charcoal broiler while he was nus student & helped his family start a wanton mee stall. i was mightily impressed. read more about roy here = http://redringwantonmee.com/inspiration/
well done roy! i would certainly “bon chan” (frequent) his wanton mee stall! 🙂
i ordered also S$3 roast chicken drumstick plus S$1 siew yoke (roast pork) top-up from the chicken rice stall. & they were good. so not much incentive really for me to do my crackling belly pork & even white cut chicken. can get such nice ones outside anywhere basically…haha. 🙂