A Pretty OK Wanton Noodle @ Kwong Kee Noodles East Village on 10Mar2016

S$5.50 wanton noodles

S$5.50 wanton noodles

5 of us were visiting a friend in a ICU at CGH on 10.3.2016.

after visiting we went to east village where a friend has an apartment, and had dinner at kwong kee noodles at level 1.

kwong kee noodles was supposedly from dakota crescent previously. there was a news report mentioning them here.

kwong kee noodles @ east village

kwong kee noodles @ east village

there were still congratulatory bouquets so they guess they were still settling in.

it was 8.30pm & nearing closing time.

the proprietor & his wife were very friendly & courteous. 🙂

kwong kee noodles menu

kwong kee noodles menu

they had wanton noodles,  chicken mushroom noodles 鸡丝面 etc also beef briskets & vegetables.

S$5.50 wanton noodles

S$5.50 wanton noodles

the large noodles are S$5.50, small S$4.50. more expensive than food centres & around food court prices.

S$5.50 wanton noodles

S$5.50 wanton noodles

wanton noodle was qq, tasty & very spicy (i like!), a lot of char siew & maybe 6 wantons (4 in soup). just a little salty for me.

soup with wanton

soup with wanton

char siew was good. wanton was ok. both good not really special.

S$5.50 chicken mushroom noodles 鸡丝面

S$5.50 chicken mushroom noodles 鸡丝面

a friend took the chicken mushroom noodles 鸡丝面. looked good too.

S$4.50 dumpling noodles (small)

S$4.50 dumpling noodles (small)

another friend took a small dumpling noodles 水饺面. 🙂

fried wanton

fried wanton

we shared some fried wantons.

fried wanton

fried wanton

pretty good too.

beef briskets

beef briskets

the beef briskets were complimentary. they were closing & basically the proprietor/proprietress were nice & very friendly people.

beef briskets

beef briskets

beef briskets were good like many served in chinese restaurants here.  so they were good competent briskets.

they were though not the 腩肉 that i really liked with a layer of fat & lining that you get in hong kong.

sauteed mushrooms

sauteed mushrooms

we had a complimentary mushrooms too.

sauteed mushrooms

sauteed mushrooms

pai seh la…too many complimentary things…

mushrooms were very good. i liked them.

overall, a very competent wanton noodles. price a bit higher but i guess justified by the larger serving of char siew & wanton. and i liked the entire dish especially the spicy chilli though it was a bit on the salty side.

c.h.e.f andy

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Very Good Wanton Noodles @ Balestier Food Centre on 17Mar2015

waton mee

waton mee

sis & i had a great S$5 prawn noodles dry & prawn+pigtail noodls soup at ah hui @ balestier food centre on 17.3.2015.^^

my bil opted for a S$4 wanton noodles.

i was very impressed with the good serving of char siew which looked delicious & tempting, so i tried a piece. it was very good, tender & tasty.^^

waton mee - soup

waton mee – soup

waton mee

waton mee

according to my bil, the noodles were good too, qq & with very good chilli mix. wanton were smooth.

6th avenue wanton noodles at good good eating house is my recent favourite but this looked really good & i will be back to try it myself.

kok kee wanton noodles (formerly at lavendar food square) was the best i had tried bit not sure where it has moved to? apparently to a coffee shop is on the ground floor of nearby hoa nam building, but still to check out.

c.h.e.f andy

Very Good 6th Avenue Wanton Noodles on 28Feb2015

wanton noodles

wanton noodles

had very nice wanton noodles at 6th avenue good good coffeehouse today on 28.2.2015.^^

went to sin min to do something & thought of dropping by at rong cheng 榕城 bakuteh at sin min road, but there was no parking lots or space.

i did not realise that an old RI friend was behind me. got friendly hoots from friend but thought it was impatient Singaporeans! 🙂

wanton noodles

wanton noodles

anyhow, went to the 6th ave wanton noodles & had a pretty nice S$3.50 wanton noodles instead. ^^

never tried this stall before. it was very good in fact. noodles were very qq, chilli sauce mix was excellent, & char siew & wantons were good too.

wanton

wanton

i thought overall it tasted better than the wanton noodles i had recently at whampoa food centre, and better than wanton mee @ KPT coffeeshop hougang avenue 10 (which was on the sweet side).

now i have more options when i eat at 6th avenue.

c.h.e.f andy

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

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