Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wonton Mee from Canton-i, Singapore

Wonton Mee

This Cantonese chain from Malaysia with the funny sounding name at the top of ION Orchard never really got me excited before (2 Orchard Turn #03-14, 6509-8368). But last night when flipping through the menu outside, it looked like the wonton mee might be a worthy contender to my favorite Mak's in Hong Kong...as depicted in their professionally-produced menu, anyway. I thus came by this morning to see how it would fare.

It was better than I thought it would be, particularly the wontons, whose firm fresh shrimp were pleasantly fragrant...and much better than Noodle Place over at Centrepoint. The noodles were also satisfyingly firm enough for me to get a second bowl. I would still much rather go to Mak's if I could, but this is probably the closest thing I've found without having to head up to HK. Next time I should try the dry version to see if they do the shrimp egg thing here.

2 comments:

ice said...

Try Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House at basement 3 ION. They do the dry noodles with shrimp roe.

terri@adailyobsession said...

hongkongers will tell you that mak's for tourists and jim's for locals. try jim jai kei next time you're in hong kong.