Fans of their Wanton Mee should be delighted to read this piece of news… Kok Kee Wanton Mee 国记云吞面 has announced that they would make a return on the 12th of June.
The location is set to be at 30 Foch Road, close to defunct Lavender Food Square where the stall previously was.
Checked with auntie on the opening hours, she said “12pm till sold out”.
(There is another Kok Kee Wanton Mee stall at 505 Jurong West Street 52 #01-14, said to be operated by the niece of the owners.)
There are those who call Kok Kee the “Best Wanton Noodles in Singapore”.
Well, some say it is overrated, and used to taste much better in the past. I am just very happy to have it back.
Kok Kee’s winning element was probably the special secret recipe sauce, poured all over the springy noodles with an agreeable bite.
To be honest, the thin char siew (that sometimes borders on tasting card-boardy) and pretty-average wantons were nothing to shout about.
BUT the overall combination was sumptuously addictive, and can keep fans coming back again and again.
I ate this since I was a teenager, when it was priced at $3.50 – from what I remember, it was considered very expensive then.
My other regular orders included the Vegetables and Deep-Fried Wantons which were crisp and light.
After Lavender Food Square closed and the stall moved to Hoa Nam Building, standards differed slightly as well.
When Kok Kee closed all of the sudden a few years back, stating health reasons of the owners, Wanton Mee fans were at a loss and had to find alternatives.
During these 2 years, we have also seen more Wanton Mee shops and expansion, from ENG’s Wantan Noodle AND Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee, Wanton Fu, Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee, Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist 基记面家 at Kreta Ayer.
Shall see if standards still remain when they re-open. Anyway, welcome back Kok Kee. I missed you!
Kok Kee Wanton Mee 国记云吞面
30 Foch Road Singapore 209276
Opening Hours: 12pm till sold out
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