Based solely on the noodles & the sauce gravy itself, it is more than enough to be considered as an “art” that requires a tremendous amount of effort, with least to even talk about the perfection of its other side ingredients.
Hence, we don’t really get to see any eatery that offer the best of both world, at least for its key ingredients (noodles & charsiew meat) which are usually a tradeoff at the expenses of another. However, you would be surprised that one such eatery by the name of Koung’s Wan Tan Mee which has managed to juggle both of these aspects to such a perfection!
This is also the key reason that constitute to one of my frequent haunts for this comforting dish as I patiently wait for my number to be called after placing my order.
It is strongly advisable to avoid meal hours or you will find yourself stuck in between the long waiting hours as the queue does get really hectic at times which explains its “charm”!
The ingredients are well worth the price that one is paying for, especially by the standard serving of charsiew meat & as well as the slightly larger bowl of soup that comes along.
Unlike some wanton mee where the stall owners would add in a bunch of different oil & condiments to make the sauce gravy stand out as the key factor, you can be certain that the chefs at Koung have preferred to keep it to a minimum. Do not miss out on the extra condiments of green vinegar chilli that can come in handy for an extra touch in flavour!
It has a unique & delicate texture that is filled with aromatic flour fragrance, resulting in an irresistible sensation of wanting to dig in for more!
The sauce gravy is not too overwhelmed in flavours, but just allowing the noodles to be filled with a taste of delightfulness as it provides a good coat of moisture over it. Despite having my portion to be requested with the addition of chili, it is however not spicy at all, but just giving the extra touch of slight sweetness to the overall dish!
The charsiew meat has no doubt raised the bar for the key traits in a wanton mee dish that has causes me to fall head over heels over it.
The chefs do really place a strong emphasis on this spectacular ingredient which has resulted in a roasted crisp texture that is filled with heavenly sweetness. I have really enjoyed the tenderness texture & as well as the fatty layer of the meat which are debatable enough to be the star highlights of this overall dish! On the other hand, there is not too much of a complaint in the complementary bowl of soup which is largely peppery as a whole with some fresh wanton dumplings.
For a food fanatic like myself who simply want the best of everything, I am delighted that Koung has indeed managed to captivate my heart.
The noodles are certainly well perfected & so does the charsiew meat ingredient which are not compromised on its quality aspects. If given a twist to have it compared to most charsiew rice stalls, you would be surprised that it does actually have what it takes to emerge as the winner! Needless to say, why settle for just “one” perfection when you can have “twice” the amount of perfection in a wanton mee dish?
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
Tel: +65 67480305
- SGD $4.00 – Wanton Mee (Dry/Soup)
- SGD $5.00 – Wanton Mee (Dry/Soup) + Extra Noodle
- SGD $6.00 – Wanton Mee (Dry/Soup) + Extra Ingredients
- SGD $7.00 – Wanton Mee (Dry/Soup) + Extra Noodle & Ingredients