Wanton Mee (Review)
Some people say it is sacrilegious to do a kway kar mee review (read: Chicken Feet Noodles) and not have one for the quintessential wanton mee. Alright, guilty, as charged. Here you go. But it’s the same stall at Sembawang Estate wat. Google maps it: postal code 751313
Anyway my wife wanted sui jiao mian (read: shrimp/meat dumplings) for breakfast and I thought I may as well have wanton mee (read: dumpling noodles). And thus the opportunity to do this somewhat half-baked review on a very lazy Saturday morning.
It was going to be a long wait for the delicious noodles. The queue on weekends was usually long and convoluted. It was insane to say the least. The stall this morning was surrounded as if the wanton mee uncle kena ambushed. I bet something’s up.
It was always interesting to see the reactions on the faces of the people waiting. And they usually like to crowd around the stall waiting for their orders. I think more so if they felt that the queuing system had been compromised for whatever reason. It’s usually like that.
As a seasoned Singaporean foodie, I was determined and unfazed by these petty squabbles, my mission is to get my wanton mee and nothing short of a nuclear explosion would stop me. But I totally understand the frustration of waiting and having your orders missed out.
So I thanked the guy, albeit silently, when he left in a huff of deprived anguish of having to wait “very long” for his takeaway. I guess he decided that pride and dignity was more important to him than being slow talked
by some wanton mee uncle. As for me, I have no problems with waiting, and quickly made my order.
Two eggs and a cup of kopi is the best way to “wait for the wanton mee order” IMHO. The kopi auntie told me 4 minutes and this time I decided to use my heightened powers of estimation to time the cooking of my precious soft boiled eggs.
Sadly, I was unfortunately distracted by Candy Crush and my eggs were slightly overcooked, and the rest is like they say – history. I slurped the eggs in a hurry and just as I was about to wash it down with coffee, the wanton mee uncle came by and said “你有order吗? 好了! Wanton Mee 跟水饺面 c bo?”
Very nice indeed.