“Do you think we have time to go for the Wanton Mee?”
“The famous one that you mentioned?”
“Yes, because the queue during lunch is very long.”
“It's 11 am now, maybe we can try.”
“Okay, let’s go.”
It didn’t take too long for us to decide, and in my mind, I was wondering how good this Wanton Mee would be.
For those who don’t know, Lai Fa Ba really set a new benchmark for Wanton Mee, making it challenging for even the likes of Hong Kong Wanton Noodles to contest.
Located in a coffee shop, you can tell this is one of the more prominent stalls with their newspaper clippings and the queue.
I like how they still retain the shophouses in Geylang, as it’s a part of history that we don’t see much nowadays, with high-rise apartments sprawling everywhere, making home a literal concrete jungle.
I took my first bite, and I could see why people love this. The noodles are tender, and everything feels easy on the teeth. I like how the taste doesn’t come off as too strong; the gravy feels just right. However, one would know the highlight is the Char Siew. I won’t say this one fell short, but comparing it against Lai Fa Ba wouldn’t be fair due to their price point.
I would eat this more often than the latter, with the latter having noodles costing $14 a bowl. This feels like a nice economic sweet spot, or something more value for money.
Well, Kong's Wanton Mee is definitely something that I would like to go for whenever I’m around the area; provided the queue isn’t too bad!
Name: Koung's Wan Tan Mee
Address: 205 Sims Ave, Singapore 387506
= CLOSED =
Update: Closed (last day of operation 31st Dec 2023)