Friday, April 3, 2015

Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee at Ang Mo Kio

As many readers following this blog know, I do have a soft spot for wanton mee. Especially the KL style ones with black sauce, no tomato or chilli sauce, thick, springy eggy noodles and laden with lard crisps, and succulent wantons. But although I have a soft spot for those, I do love all kinds of wanton mee. The wiry, aromatic little bowls served in Hong Kong are special. As are the traditional Singapore styled ones with chilli sauce like those made by Dajie and Eng's.

But when in Bangkok, the curious Thai style is popular, and even though this stall has been around for a while in Ang Mo Kio, I just recently came across some blogs buzzing about it. So I went to try it for myself.

I ordered the cheapest bowl, and it was quite impressive in serving size and the amount of ingredients. The chilli and lard crisps I added on my own. They also offer granulated cane sugar, like they do in Thailand, but I am not one for a sweet noodle, so I declined.

Laden with a deep fried wanton, charsiew and lots of greens. The noodles itself was nice, and springy...cooked el dente. And was served with no sauce...ok, perhaps a touch of pork lard sufficient to coat the noodle strands to impart some flavour. But mixed with the dried chilli flakes and lard crisps, it did pack a powerful flavour. Very nice. The deep fried wanton was very flavourful, and crisp to the palate. As were the greens, they were also cooked well, and was fresh.

The serving came with a bowl of very nicely rich stock soup with two wantons. Beautiful soup, umami rich, and the wantons were reasonably sized with very soft skin and within minced pork with perhaps a hint of prawns. Lovely.

I was told that on peak hours, the queue could be up to an hour long. I was there about 11am and there was no queue. The small portion I ordered was $3.50, and for $4, more noodles can be had. And for $5 more ingredients. I will be back to try the $5 version soon.

Highly recommended. 

Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee (十九街雲吞麵)
Address: Blk 151, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Coffee Shop
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 3pm

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