Wah Kee Noodle 華記面食品 may be less frequently mentioned on social media or noodle listicles, but it does deserve a spot to be one of the top hawker wanton mee in Singapore.
Located on Level 2 of Amoy Street Food Centre, there used to be two long lines at this section during peak hour lunch time.
One is for Han Kee fish soup, the other is for Wah Kee. During pre-COVID days, their lines almost get intertwined sometimes.
Note: this is not to be confused with Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee at Old Airport Road Food Centre, and many other noodle stalls also called “Hua Ji”.
The stall manned by a Cantonese speaking couple has a number of signature dishes including Wanton Noodles ($3.50, $4.50), Dumpling Noodle ($3.50, $4.50), Mushroom Noodles ($3.50, $4.50), and Shredded Chicken Hor Fun ($3.50, $4.50).
There are other items such as Dumpling Soup, Vegetables, and Mushroom & Vegetables.
I have patronised the stall several times, but my order would somehow always be the same – usual order of Wanton Mee added with braised mushrooms ($4.50).
The plate of noodles may look plain at first sight, but give it a good toss with the sauce. You would find the thin strand of noodles served light, QQ-springy with a good bite while not overcooked.
Their char siew while sliced quite thinly, were still sweet with charred smokiness, and a nice fat to lean meat ratio.
But if char siew is your main element in Wanton Noodles, then you would prefer it cut to much thicker slices.
The wontons were pretty average, but at least the soup was tasty.
Worthy to mention is the kailan – very Hong Kong style, blanched with the right amount of crunchiness and not overly bitter.
Which brings me to the most important part of the plate, the braised mushrooms.
They were stewed till soft, tender, juicy and in thick slices drenched in a savoury sauce, and elevated this entire plate. Must add-on.
Wah Kee Noodle
Amoy Street Food Centre #02-125, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Opening Hours: 7am – 2:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
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