Close friends would know that I have been to the Michelin-starred Chef Kang’s at Mackenzie Road 5 times the last year; and I even celebrated my birthday there. Because he serves up dishes you cannot find anywhere else.

So this was almost like a dream come true for me – one of my favourite Singapore Michelin chefs selling my favourite hawker food.

However, many still express surprise when the stall is listed with a Bib Gourmand in the Singapore Michelin Guide 2019.


(Click PLAY for video highlights of Chef Kang’s Noodle House.)

During the opening days, I queued 2 HOURS for Wanton Noodles. Of course the hype has quickly died down, perhaps because people were expecting much more.

Jackson Square is not the most convenient place to find food. It comprises of light industrial complexes, with a canteen at Block A where Chef Kang’s Noodle House is located.

Chef Kang’s Noodle House serves up 3 items – Noodle with Char Siew and Wanton ($5), Noodle with Shredded Abalone, Char Siew, and Wanton ($10), and Pork Belly Char Siew ($10).

Here’s why the noodles earned positive reviews: the noodles used are specially imported bamboo pole ”jook sing” type, similar to those used in many eateries in Hong Kong, without the strong alkaline taste.

Pork belly roasted in a charcoal oven is used for the char siew, and naturally brewed soy sauce makes up the main part of the base.

I personally found many components working well together – the thin, springy noodles coated in a flavourful, rich sauce accompanies with pieces of crispy lard (yums); the wantons even had shrimps in them; and the cloudy soup was not the “MSG-flavoured” type and tasty.

The tender Char Siew itself had that delicious caramelised-sweetness, not the shrivelled, thinly-cut ones.

All-in-all, worth it for $5.

Is this the best Wanton Mee in Singapore? I won’t declare it YET, but I would say top 5.

Some Singaporeans would prefer the plainer old-school type (like Kok Kee), while this has a mix of Hong Kong-Malaysian flavours. I thought that the sauce could be on the heavier side.

It may not be that worth a very long queue, but still a decent bowl of Wanton Noodles I won’t mind having again.

Chef Kang’s Noodle House
Block A, Jackson Square, 11 Toa Payoh Lorong 3 Singapore 319579
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Tues – Fri), 8am – 2pm, Closed Mon

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7 COMMENTS

    • Finally tried it today. As i stayed very near to it, i went at about 10 am to beat the queue. here’s my verdict: charsiew: 4/5, wanton: 3/5, soup: 2.5/5, noodles: 3.5/5, chilli: 3/5: overall: 3/5. Will I go back again even there is no queue? I don’t think. Pin xiang at blk 93 lor 4 nearby is so much better.

  1. Tried it. Absolutely nothing special, just bland.

    Out of curiosity, I asked around the others sitting on the next few tables, NONE said its nice.

    A waste of time going all the way there.

  2. The good:
    Lard – crispy

    The bad:
    Wanton – normal
    Char Siew – normal

    The ugly:
    Noodles – texture like steel wire
    Seasoning – salty

    Summary:
    Eat it only when you are about to die of starvation.
    Can easily go to any hawker center and get something cheaper and better.

  3. how much did CHEF KANG pay you to write such an article ? $5 seriously is a rip off for such ordinary wantan mee. YOUR INTEGRITY AT STAKE IF YOU CONTINUE WRITING SUCH JOKES.

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