So yes, Kok Kee Wanton Mee Mee 国记云吞面 has been acquired by Jumbo Group for 2.1 million.
Its current location is within the Bistro 8 coffeeshop at 30 Foch Road, close to the defunct Lavender Food Square where the stall previously used to be. It is likely to expand with more outlets in the near future.
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”, but yes debatable.
Some say it is “overrated”, and used to taste much better in the past. I am just happy to have it back.
If this is the very first time you have these noodles, you may not understand the fuss.
However, Kok Kee has been part of my growing up years – had it since secondary school days (and I think this applies to many regulars as well.)
The line used to extend all the way till outside the coffeeshop, though it is much shorter now even during peak hours perhaps due to more staff strength
A plate of Wanton Noodles is now priced at $5, and there are other items such as Dumpling Noodles ($5), Dumpling Soup ($6, $7), Vegetables ($6, $8, $10), and Fried Wanton ($7 for 11 pieces).
Kok Kee’s winning element is probably the special secret recipe sauce, poured all over the noodles with an agreeable bite.
During a recent visit, the noodles somehow tasted more soggy than usual, but at least it didn’t have that strong alkaline taste.
If you remembered those thin char siew (that sometimes borders on tasting card-boardy), they have been updated and was not as dry.
To be honest, the pretty-average wantons were nothing to shout about. BUT the overall combination was sumptuously addictive, and can keep fans coming back.
The other typical order are the Vegetables. Somehow, Kok Kee cooks them till they are quite soft yet retained the crunch, and without the usual bitter taste associated with many vegetables.
I enjoyed the Dumpling Soup as well, somehow not as salty as I remembered it to be – which to me is a good thing.
Kok Kee Wanton Mee 国记云吞面
30 Foch Road Singapore 209276
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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