Singaporeans who travel to Bangkok often should be familiar with the “Soi 19” Sabx2 Wanton Noodles – who went on a “No Branch In Singapore” over-drive.
Over-rated? Over-priced? Rude? The price has also doubled from the previous, from 50 baht to 100 baht (SGD$4.10). Oh well. We (Singaporeans) still go and queue what.
It is obvious. We love our Wanton Noodles.
This Thai style of wanton mee, sometimes called “Bak Mee Moo Daeng” uses Chinese-style egg noodles, and is simple, plain, unassuming, tossed in minimal sauce, not without some aromatic pork lard.
While there are many different versions around, Singaporeans generally take the “Soi 19” Pratunum shop as point of reference.
Here are 6 places to get Thai style wanton noodles in Singapore. (I updated the previous piece because so many of the previous – Baan by Rochor Thai, Foon’s Thai Recipe have closed.)
Block 151, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, stall number 5 Singapore 560151
Opening Hours: 7am – 3.30pm (Wed-Sun), Closed Mon-Tues
Tel: +65 9613 3340
The Thai-style wonton mee stall with the most number of media coverage in Singapore.
The stall literally propelled to fame after online reviews, and queues could take anything between 15 minutes to an hour. Bowls go from Regular ($4), Regular Extra ($5), Large ($5), to Jumbo ($6).
The winning parts were the QQ chewy egg noodles, cured fish sausage and dried chilli flakes. No sauce was added so customers could find it dry. Add your own condiments, yah?
Kind of a cross between local and Thai style wanton noodles. Not fantastic-fantastic, but good enough for me.
They have branches at Upper Serangoon Shopping Centreand Blk 130 Jurong Gateway Road as well.
Fatty Thai Wanton Mee
341 Beach Rd, Singapore 199567
Opening Hours: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
While the coffee shop stall looked kind of unprepared when I visited, the bowl of Ba Mee Kiao Moo Dang ($5) was on point.
Owned by 3 young friends, the noodles were thin and springy, with simple yet flavourful sauce.
The char siu was in a pleasant red colour, roasted by themselves at the back of the coffee shop.
One other thing, they close by 3pm which means it is not possible to head over there after work.
2 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-02 Singapore 188091 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 9767 7784
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm Daily
The BaaMee Moo Dang ($6.50) aka Wanton Noodles was probably one of the closest versions that would remind me of Thailand. Told my friends, “80% Chat Thai”.
Loved the texture of the springy chewy egg noodles and its seasoning. It was tossed in pork lard oil (have to) which gave this aroma and authentic flavour, and a special sauce which was adequately salty.
Special mention of its plump dumplings, and accompanying radish soup which made the meal almost complete.
Aoy’s Thai Noodle Bar
Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2, 65 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819663
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), Open 24 Hours (Fri – Sat)
Won’t say this is a must-try, so much so that you can have come all the way here, but worth a mention.
The toppings for the Wanton Noodle are pieces of chicken chop rather than char siew made of pork. No sign of the Halal symbol though.
Thus, you can tell they are trying to make the best out of their limitations, with no pork lard in the seasoning.
Noodles were al dente and springy – surprisingly not bad. Quite a filling bowl with generous portion.
Soi Thai Soi Nice
321 Alexandra Rd, #02-01 Alexandra Central Mall, 159971
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6 – 10pm Daily
A pity that this mall is slightly unknown and unoccupied.
Make your way to Level 3 and you would find Thai restaurant Soi Thai Soi Nice known for its Royal Thai Hot Pot with choices of Tom Yum or Fish Broth.
Check out their Mak Mee Kiao Heng ($9.80) or Soi Thai Dry Dumpling Noodles. See how their pork slices are arranged so neatly across the bowl.
Their sauce was actually one of the most sumptuous and flavoursome I had in Singapore, IF ONLY their noodles were not served cold. Can imagine this would be tasty if hot. I could only imagine.
Thai Boat Noodle
799 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Point #02-32/34 Singapore 467351 (Bedok MRT)
Tel: +65 64459932
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Daily, Last Order 9:15pm
Thai Boat Noodle used to be known as Khun Mee Thai, and its Ba Mee Kiao Moo Dang – Traditional Thai Egg Noodles were their main recommended dish. Then they switched brand and signature dish.
The Ba Mee came with a Lava Egg ($7.20), with egg noodles imported from Thailand.
The sauce though minimal was quite tasty, char siew soft and tender, not the typical style as that was made from pork collar and marinated overnight. The pork balls were rather out of place though.
Not the best I had here, not the worst either.