Wonton noodles

Wonton noodles, also known as wanton mee, is a Cantonese noodle dish which is popular in Guangzhou, Hong Kong , Singapore, Thailand , and Malaysia. The word "wanton" is a Cantonese or dumpling while “mee” means noodles in Hokkien, both Chinese dialects. This noodle dish is usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables together with wonton dumplings, or served dry with sauces like chilli, black sauce, and/or ketchup.

The Singaporean version of this noodle dish is either soup based or dry with chilli or ketchup. It is not that common to have black sauce added into the noodles here, unlike in Malaysia. Along with the noodles are green leafy vegetables usually cai-xin, slices of barbequed pork (known as char siew) and bite sized wontons (dumplings). If it is served dry, there will be a small bowl of soup.

Being a food paradise, wonton noodles can be found at almost every hawker center or food court in Singapore. While at Toa Payoh Central Koufu Foodcourt on the second level, I spotted Pontian Wanton Noodles and decided to try it out. Pontian Wanton Noodles originated in Malaysia and has over 60 years of histiry, so it claims. It also apparently has several branches in Singapore and I just happened to stumble upon one.

There are three choices for the sauce base if you want it dry: ketchup, chili, and black sauce. You can also have a combination of chili and black sauce etc…There are twice portion sizes small or large. I had the large one with chili and black sauce, which costs S$3.80.

The serving for the small size looked a little well, small and not recommended if you want something to fill you up. The portion for the large was moderately ok, the serving comes with a few piece of fried wontons as well as the soup with wontons. For the price and portion, I would say that it is a nice change in the usual wonton noodles that are being sold elsewhere in Singapore . The noodles were nice and springy and the sauce was evenly mixed and tasted nice, the fired wontons were a nice touch. I don’t profess to be a foodie so I can’t really say that it is the best wonton noodles, but it is definitely worth a try if you ever happen to be in the neighborhood!

Which place do you think has the best wonton noodles?
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