Enjoyed this Wanton Noodles @ Kok Kee (国记) on 17Sep2014

wanton noodles @ kok kee

wanton noodles @ kok kee

went with wife to mighty velo to service her bike & buy some stuff.
methink mighty velo prices in outerspace!  a bicycle helmet cost S$280 & the cheapest one that looked like the inner lining of an SAF helmet cost S$125. this shop not for me!
we had to wait 1hr for the service. wanted to have kok kee wanton noodles again before lavendar food square make way for 16-storey freehold development called ARC 380. according to a straits times report on 7.9.2014,
the other stalls to try are the whitley road fishball noodles, kin turtle soup etc…
wanton noodles @ kok kee

wanton noodles @ kok kee

we managed to park at the tiny carpark. there was no queue at kok kee at 4.15pm.
the last time i was here was 22.3.2014. we ordered S$4 wanton mee each. this must be the only wet version in singapore i had tried. the noodles were al dente & not soggy yet not stringy.
S$4 kind of expensive for that tiny amount of noodles. but good tasting was what counted, & this was like the best wanton noodles i had, better than red ring & first centre.
wanton noodles @ kok kee

wanton noodles @ kok kee

this the second time i tried & my views had not changed. may go back before 30sep to try the whitley road fishball noodles etc.

after wanton mee, we decided to take a short walk over to chye seng huat hardware at tyrwhitt road for a nice cup of coffee.

c.h.e.f andy

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Nice Wanton Noodles @ Kok Kee (国记) Lavendar Food Square on 22Mar2014

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was in the area & my wife suggested to have wanton noodles at Kok Kee (国记) @ Lavendar Food Square on 22.3.2014. 🙂

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i had not tried this popular stall before.  there were about 15 people in the queue & the wait was >30minutes.

it was worth the wait though! we had each a small portion at S$4. the noodle was wet yet not soggy (as commented by several reviewers) & in fact just al dente and very tasty. 1 of the best wanton noodles i had, better than red ring & the one at first centre. the char siew & wanton were good too but nothing special, no different from other stalls (as also commented by others). i like the char siew at red ring better. 🙂

unlikely to come here specially to queue for the wanton noodles though, especially with the difficulty in parking. but if around the place & already parked, will probably drop by. quite enjoyed it! 🙂 make me want to go back & try the fei fei wanton noodles at joo chiat place again. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Good Wanton Mee @ Red Ring on 24Nov2013

red ring wanton mee

red ring wanton mee

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?”.

red ring wanton mee

red ring wanton mee

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.

red ring wanton mee

red ring wanton mee

red ring wanton mee

red ring wanton mee

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! 🙂

roast chicken & roast pork

roast chicken & roast pork

roast chicken & roast pork

roast chicken & roast pork

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. 🙂

c.h.e.f. andy

Very Good Wanton Noodles @ First Centre Serangoon Avenue 4 on 6Nov2013

wanton noodles

wanton noodles

went to first centre @ serangoon avenue 4 to install thinkware fxd 900 car cam dvr. had to kill time (about 1.5hrs+) & no place to go so had to while away at the small kopitiam with just 3 makan stalls + drinks.

5 tasty wantons & soup

5 tasty wantons & soup

wanton noodles

wanton noodles

tauyou fried noodles, ngoh hiam & fish cake

tauyou fried noodles, ngoh hiam & fish cake

tauyou fried noodles, ngoh hiam & fish cake

tauyou fried noodles, ngoh hiam & fish cake

the S$3 wanton noodles turned out surprisingly good! 🙂 there were so many pieces of char siew & they were juicy & tasty. PLUS 5 wantons & very tasty, with the soup too. & the noodles the usual qq (al dente). A really great find! and a wanton noodles i will go if in the vicinity, like the 1 i like at tembeling road (unlike bakuteh & curry chicken noodles, wanton noodles & bakchormee i like but won’t drive out of the way just to eat).

the kopitiam tables were continuously packed with workers working there. while having my noodles, i saw some indian workers taking the tauyou fried noodles which looked good. wanton noodles couldn’t take up 1.5hrs+ idling time, so while very slowly seeping kopi-c gosong tilor, i decided to try the S$1 noodles topped with ngoh hiam & fish cake (total S$3). the noodles were quite good, but really this something i could skip.

c.h.e.f andy