The Singapore street food scene never stays still — one minute, everyone's going mad for raindrop cakes, and the next, there's salted egg yolk dishes everywhere. Still, there are some things that never go out of style, and wonton mee is one of them. No wonder it's so popular – there's something in it for everyone.
Some people love wonton mee for the slippery noodles, others for the juicy wontons, others still for the tangy chilli sauce or the sweet and salty char siu pork. Wonton mee is a literal cooking pot of culinary fun, with each bite completely different from the last. We've combed Singapore to bring you wonton mee that you could take home to the parents.
1. Baan Wonton Noodles, Baan by Rochor Thai
Baan Wanton Mee A new Thai Wanton Mee stall by the folks behind Rochor Thai. Available in both small and regular-sized bowls where the regular gets more noodles and also pork collar. The savoury sauce worked well as it gives the noodles a light yet flavoursome touch. Comes with condiments like molten egg, wanton, vegetables, deep fried garlic spring onion, pork cracklings and grilled pork collar; the pork collar was really tender and carried a good bite while coated in a savoury-sweet glaze. If anything, perhaps the pork cracklings and deep fried garlic spring onions could be more flavourful to provide for more complex flavours for the dish and the cooking time of the noodles need some refining (felt generally soggy with clumpy parts around). Served non-spicy with the chili flakes at the counter, so even those who prefer non-spicy food can enjoy their bowl of Thai Wanton Noodles. #jiaklocal
It's best to be quick when you order from Baan – their wonton mee sells out fast. When you try it, you'll see why. Their springy and eggy noodles are soaked in a rich chilli sauce. Served with thick slices of grilled pork collar, plump deep-fried wontons and an oozy egg, Baan makes one cracking bowlful.
Where: Baan by Rochor Thai, Katong
2. Truffle Wanton Noodle, Bee Kee Truffle Wanton Noodle
Truffles might be the main selling point at Bee Kee, but the noodles are the real star of the show. Custom-made with duck eggs and healthy whole wheat flour, they are the foundation of a mighty bowl of wonton mee. But we know, we know, we can't include the guys at Bee Kee without a mention of their namesake, Truffle Wanton Noodles. Succulent caramelised char siu pork is packed in with noodles and wontons, brought together by a splash of moreish truffle oil.
Where: Bee Kee Truffle Wanton Noodle, Bartley and Tanjong Pagar
3. Wonton & Beef Brisket Soup, Mak's Noodles
Mak some noise for this yummy bowl of Mak's Wanton Noodles, the quality is as reliable as the one in Hong Kong, but I still could detect MSG. Tasty nonetheless. I highly recommend the beef brisket and prawn wanton combo in soup. Noodles are as springy as they should be #food #foodie #fooding #foodpic #foodporn #foodphotography #foodlover #foodstagram #foodspotting #foodgasm #foodreviewssg #foodblogger #instafood #sgfoodspotting #sgfoods #sgfood #wanton #noodles #sgeats #igsg
Mak's Noodles is big business in Hong Kong, and they've brought their noodle magic here to Singapore. We love the way they add beef into their wonton mee for a heartier feast. The tender beef brisket is packed into a wholesome broth that hides fat wontons and zingy spring onions in its depths.
Where: Mak's Noodles, Orchard and Telok Blangah
4. Two-Some, Wanton Seng's Noodle Bar
Wanton Seng puts a modern twist on traditional hawker food with their take on char siu mee. As well as traditional char siu pork, you also get chunks of savoury pork belly. Add to this fresh and silky dumplings and some mouthwatering chilli sauce, and you've got yourself a fine plate of noodles. Ask for a 5-minute egg as an add-on if you want to amp up the protein further.
Where: Wanton Seng's Noodle Bar, Chinatown
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