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Best Wanton Mee in Singapore: After Eating 55 Bowls!!!

Best Wanton Mee in SingaporeWonton (also spelled as “wanton” or “wantan”) literally means “swallowing clouds.” It originates from Guangzhou and was food for rich people. When the dish came to Malaysia and Singapore, we changed the Cantonese name from “wanton min” to “wanton mee” (“mee” is noodles in Hokkien), showing how our two Chinese cultures amalgamate.

In Hong Kong, the broth noodles come with pingpong-sized wontons. In Singapore and Malaysia, we eat it as a dry version with smaller wontons, char siew, leafy greens like caixin , and soup by the side. A main difference between wanton mee in Malaysia and Singapore is Malaysia’s version is salty, Singapore’s sweet, sometimes with ketchup.

On the contrary to what some people think, wanton mee is not a simple dish: many different elements must balance and align to produce a good bowl. In Hong Kong, noodles are first washed in red vinegar to rid its alkaline taste, but in Singapore, since we have no such practice, noodles mustn’t taste of alkaline; it must be springy but not tough like rubber bands. The vegetables must remain green and crunchy; the wonton, firm, unbroken, savory; the char siew succulently fat but not greasy, sweet but not overpowering; and the sauce must bind all these elements together. Nobody really drinks the soup (ok, at least I don’t).

Bearing these criteria in mind, after eating 55 bowls of wanton mee, these are the best wanton mee in Singapore in ascending order: 

#55. Yi Shu Jia Wanton Mee 益食家云吞面
209 Hougang St 21 Kovan Food Centre #01-57 Singapore 530209
T: +65 9295 7134
7.30am-4.30pm, closed Mon

Yi Shu Jia Wanton MeeI wanted desperately to like this stall because it was the underdog of the two stalls at Kovan market (see 51 Ming Fa at #21). But when I was eating the wontons, I thought I was eating dough. The salty char siew was unique but the bland noodles only tasted of alkaline.
Price: $3/ $3.50/ $4
Pros: Good soup, rich with collagen. Have different varieties of wanton mee: spicy, ketchup, soya sauce etc.
Cons: NA.

#54. Swee Heng Wanton Noodle 瑞兴云吞面
20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre #01-12 Singapore 557269
5pm-1am

swee heng wanton noodleThe stalls at Chomp Chomp sell either BBQ wings, oyster omelette, or sambal stingray, and so perhaps the lack of choices at Chomp Chomp makes this wanton mee stall stand out, although it was terrible. The char siew was overly sweet, the noodles were alkaline and starchy; and the wontons were limp.
Price: $3.50/ $4.50
Pros: Have a spinach-flavored noodle option. Friendly auntie.
Cons: Hard to find parking. Very crowded and stuffy.

#53. Bee Kee Wanton Noodles 美记云吞面
2 Lorong Lew Lian, Cheun Kee Kopitiam stall 5, Singapore 531002
T: +65 9877 3310
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7am-2.30pm, Closed Mon

Bee Kee Truffle Wanton MeeI burped truffle throughout the day for this truffle wanton mee. I wished they had added truffle into the wontons, but they only sprinkled truffle oil over the dish. The char siew was monotonously sweet and tough, but at least it wasn’t dyed red artificially. Wontons–both fried and soup–tasted monotonously salty. The sauce was just soya sauce, without the complexity of good wanton mee, but the noodles had a good texture and no taste of alkaline.
Price: $3.
Pros: Lots of parking. Freeflow of lard. Inexpensive. Two types of wontons, fried and soup. Near Serangoon MRT (exit D).
Cons: N.A.

#52. Pontian Wanton Noodles 笨珍云吞面
Multiple outlets

Pontian Wanton Noodles
I went to the 24-hour outlet at Blk 925 Yishun where the famous chicken rice is. In my memory, standards have fallen. The wontons had a smelly porky stench. The char siew was dry and hard. The chili seemed to come from a bottle. But their saving grace, noodles–they claim it’s handmade–had a bouncy texture.
Price: $3/ $3.50
Pros: Many outlets. 24 hours.
Cons: N. A. 

#51. Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun 荣记
Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-18/19 Changi Village Market and Food Centre, Singapore 500002
M-F 10.30am-10pm, weekends 8am-11pm

Weng KeeI know they are famous for their ipoh hor fun, but since I was there, I might as well try their wanton mee. But I shouldn’t have. The sauce was like ipoh hor fun sauce, and the noodles clumped together. (See Amigo Wanton Mee at #46.)
Price: $3.50
Pros: Queue moves quickly. Friendly lady. Generous with wontons.
Cons: Far. I don’t like using plastic spoons–kills the environment and doesn’t feel good in the mouth.

#50. Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle 广州面食
Block 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre #01-04 Singapore 148813
T-F 5pm-3am, Sat 5pm-2am, Closed Mon & Sun

Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton NoodleThere was a queue at 8.30pm. I desperately wanted to like this wanton mee very much because the boy at the stall is so handsome and polite and patient. But unfortunately, the char siew was dry, the wonton was limp, and the noodles, though springy, were salty. With the sambal-stingray-like chilli, the noodles got even saltier.
Price: $3/ $3.50
Pros: Plenty of seats. Long queue but quite fast. Very friendly, polite, and handsome boy.
Cons:Went all the way from Punggol to Tanglin Halt on Sat (4 Apr) and the sign said it was closed till 8 Apr. A fb page is free to set up and will be useful to inform customers on days that they close.

#49. Poh Kee Traditional Wanton Noodle 保记传统云吞面
Blk 207 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Interchange Food Centre #01-24 Singapore 460207
6am-10pm, closed ad hoc

Poh Kee Traditional Wanton NoodleRather terrible. Bad char siew, doughy wontons, but the winning factor kicked in with the noodles: they had a smoky aroma. Wok hei wanton mee!
Price: $3/$4
Pros: Very clean, and big, and new. Convenient, beside Bedok MRT.
Cons: Forgot that I requested chilli to be put at the side; they mixed it in for me. 

#48. BaaMee Bangkok
45 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207636
T: +65 9636 0048
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11am-9pm daily

Baamee Bangkok wanton mee(See previous review)

I asked the friendly and humorous manager with wispy beard as he was clearing my plate, “How come your Thai wanton mee no wonton one? I only got a piece of deep-fried one.” The cook forgot to give, and the manager immediately corrected the mistake. The wontons, size of small fishballs, were firm, well-marinated, and peppery. Unfortunately, the noodles were too tough my incisors couldn’t incise and the char siew tasted like ham.
Price: $4.50 (normal) / $5 (tom yum)
Pros: Their kaa moo ($6/$10), Thai kway chap, was better than the wanton mee: the pork trotters had a beautiful smokey undertone. Friendly staff. Big, clean, and bright space. Serves Thai tea.
Cons: Only 2 shops in this kopitiam, the other shop selling ramen, marketed as “Japanese bak chor mee.” In an area of good food, I don’t know if they will survive.

#47. Hwa Kee Barbeque Pork Noodle 華記云吞面
1220 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Lagoon Food Village, Stall No. 45, Singapore 468960
M-Sat 5pm-12am, Sun & PH 12pm-12am, closed Wed

Hwa Kee Barbeque Pork NoodleNot the same as Hua Kee (#9) at Old Airport Road, this was so overwhelmingly sweet you can’t taste any other thing. Long after eating this bowl, the sweetness lingered in my mouth, like bad morning breath. Sure, the wontons were nice, but the noodles were doughy and stuck together, and I didn’t like the char siew shredded so thinly.
Price: $4/ $5/ $6
Pros: Offers an option among all the satays.
Cons: Hate the styrofoam plate and plastic spoon. Expensive. $5 for 3 wontons at an inaccessible place? Ouch. $5 can get you 8 wontons at Ji Ji (#20) in CBD area.

#46. Amigo Wanton Mee 爱美哥
Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-34 Changi Village Market and Food Centre, Singapore 500002
11am-10pm, Closed Tues
T: +65 9455 3631

Amigo wanton meeThe highly decorated shop didn’t live up to its name although it was still better than Weng Kee (#51) at the same hawker centre. Dry and tough char siew. Stodgy soup wontons. But the fried wontons left a lingering sweetness and the noodles were cooked just right.
Price: $3.50
Pros: Generous: gave 4 soup wontons, and 2 fried. Friendly lady.
Cons: Far. I don’t like using plastic spoons–kills the environment and doesn’t feel good in the mouth.

#45. Zhou Ji Wanton Noodle 周记云吞面
Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-14 Singapore 560724

Zhou Ji Wanton NoodleWaaaah!! Got 2 famous wanton mee here (see Hong Chong #13 and Pontian #52) and still got balls to open. The noodles was coated with a lardy but unfortunately tasteless sauce. Limp wonton. Ordinary char siew.
Price: $2.50
Pros: Affordable. No queue. Plenty of seats.
Cons: NA

#44. Nam Seng Wanton Mee 南生
25 China Street, Far East Square #01-01 Singapore 049567
T: +65 6438 5669 / +65 9689 6288
M-F 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Closed Sun

Nam Seng Wanton MeeAt the exact moment of eating, we thought this was terrible: the wantons were flavorful but the doughy noodles stuck together, and the char siew was too lean and tough. Altogether bland and blah. But a day later, I began to appreciate its aesthetics: it belongs to a bygone era. I still don’t think it was delicious, but I can see why, in the past, people might like it. We may not like what the previous generations like.
Price: $4/$5
Pros: Central location.
Cons: No air con, limited seats.

#43. Tian Tian Noodle House 天天面家
Blk 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex #02-186 Singapore 050335
Closed Sun & Mon

Tian Tian Noodle HouseIt is hard to judge a wanton mee like this. The wontons were limp but mushroomy. The bland noodles were bountiful and texture like la mian. Like Nam Seng (#44), I can see how this bowl is an old-school flavor, but to my modern tastebuds, I couldn’t appreciate it.
Price: $2.50/ $3
Pros: Central. Affordable. Delivers to your table.
Cons: N.A.

#42. Kim Kee (Coffee Shop) Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee 金记丹戎禺云吞面
Blk 4A Jalan Batu, Jalan Batu Market &Food Centre #01-24 Singapore 432004
M-Sat 7am-2pm
T: +65 9855 0029

Kim Kee Tanjong Rhu Wanton MeeThere are 2 wanton mee stalls at this market (see Tanjong Rhu #27), and this is the famous one, visited by Cai Lan, eminent Hong Kong food critic. But this was very, very average. In fact, I found the ketchup overwhelming that it overpowered everything.
Price: $3/4
Pros: Plenty of parking nearby. Very friendly and considerate lady; she remembered I requested for chilli by the side.
Cons: Not a very long queue, but took a long time. Inaccessible.

#41. Wah Kee Noodles 华记面食品
7 Maxwell Road, Amoy Street Food Center #02-125 Singapore 069111

Wah Kee NoodlesChar siew had a malt-like sweetness but dry. $3.50 for 5 wontons, not a bad price, but they were stodgy. Hard to sever severe noodles. (See Tai Seng #40, and Boat Quay #34.)
Price: $3.50/ $4.50
Pros: Affordable. No queue.
Cons: NA.

#40. Tai Seng Noodle House 大成熟食面家
7 Maxwell Road, Amoy Street Food Centre #02-123 Singapore 069111
9.30am-3pm, closed Sun

Tai Seng Wanton MeeWAHHHHH!! $3 for EIGHT wontons and a mountain of char siew! It’s like striking lottery. Who cares about the dry but smokey char siew? Who cares about the alkaline noodles? It is just so worth the money I feel like I’ve been cheated ALL MY LIFE by other wanton mee stalls. MY LIFE IS A LIE. (See Wah Kee #41, and Boat Quay #34)
Price: $3/ $4
Pros: Friendly uncle. SUPER affordable.
Cons: NA.

#39. Lai Lai Heng Wanton Noodle 来来兴云吞面
Blk 409, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-14 Singapore 560409

Lai Lai Heng Wanton NoodleAlthough the wontons were bland, the variety (fried and soup wontons) made up for the taste. The char siew was ordinary, but the al dente noodles soaked up the sauce, which tasted like the sauce used in chicken mushroom noodles (鸡丝面). The fragrant sambal made the dish slightly salty and appetizing, instead of the usual sweet version of wonton mee Singaporeans prefer.
Price: $2.50
Pros: Near a carpark. Affordable. The western food at this hawker centre is delicious too. People queue for the fish soup next stall.
Cons: Hard to access.

#38. Teck Kee Wanton Mee 迪记云吞面
Blk 5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-04 Kah Meng Eating House 家鸣食阁 Singapore 081005
T: +65 6735 8411
7am-3pm

Teck Kee Wanton MeeThe uniqueness lies in the sweet sauce, almost tasting like Japanese teriyaki. The rest were well executed: tasty wontons but excess skin made it doughy; not-too-sweet char siew; and noodles that seemed slightly thicker, giving a good mouthfeel. (See Lucky #6.)
Price: $3 (normal)/ $4 (with fried wonton and chicken 油鸡)
Pros: Good service, including the drink stall auntie.
Cons: Crowded, hard to find seats during peak hours.

#37. Foon’s Thai Recipe
Blk 51 Old Airport Rd, Old Airport Road Hawker Centre #01-65 Singapore 390051

Foon’s Thai RecipeNot a bad option if you don’t want to queue at the 2 famous stalls at Old Airport Market (see Hua Kee #9 and Cho Kee #23) and are craving for wanton mee. The char siew was unique, tasting like the red wine chicken pregnant women eat. The wonton wasn’t bad, and the noodles, characteristic of Thai food, was sweet like pad Thai.
Price: $4
Pros: No queue among the 3 wonton mee stalls here.
Cons: at a dirty corner of the hawker centre.

#36. Koka Wanton Noodles 可口云吞面食
861 North Bridge Rd, #01-99 North Bridge Rd Market & Food Centre, Singapore 198783
T: +65 6296 6140
6.30 pm-11.45 pm, closed Sun

Koka Wanton NoodlesWe waited 45 minutes!!! And when it came, it was a pathetic portion you can finish in 3 mouthfuls. Mr Fitness said, “Wah, this stall is very considerate. The portion is so healthy for supper. Ladies will like this size.” The wontons were small but fantastic, with a lardy crunch. The noodles were rather bland, but tasted ok when eaten with 2 thin slices of mushroom, 3 strands of chicken, and salty char siew. I usually trust Greenbook food awards, but this one was disappointing.
Price: $3/ $4/ $5
Pros: Plenty of seats. Don’t need to queue. You tell them your table number and they deliver to you. Miso soup.
Cons: Too long wait, not worth the wait. Too small portion.

#35. Guan Kee Wanton Noodle 源记云吞面
Blk 117 Aljunied Avenue 2, Aljunied Market & Food Centre, #01-47, Singapore 380117
10am-10pm

Guan Kee Wanton NoodleThe noodles were alkaline and starchy, but it didn’t pose a serious problem with the piquant chilli, with a hint of fermented soy beancurd? (nam yu?). (See Hoe Kee #19.)
Price: $3
Pros: Plenty of seats. No queue.
Cons: N.A.

#34. Boat Quay Wanton Mee 吻秀基面食
7 Maxwell Road, Amoy Street Food Centre #01-31 Singapore 069111

Boat Quay Wanton MeeThe most expensive of the 3 wanton mee stalls at Amoy (still cheap lah), but it is also the best. Really quality char siew, complex, salty then sweet. But the wontons were not bad, but they were broken and so small. The noodles stuck together but had great texture and taste. (See Wah Kee #41 and Tai Seng #40.)
Price: $3
Pros: No queue.
Cons: N.A.

#33. Pin Xiang 品香
Block 93, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-46 Singapore 310093
4.30-11am, Closed Mon

Pin XiangThe best thing about this bowl of wanton mee is the friendly lady. When she delivered the bowl, she even gave me a piece of tissue. When I left, she even said, “招待不周.” But all things else, this was a good bowl of wanton mee, nothing special, but nothing amiss. Can eat.
Price: $3 / $4 (additional shredded chicken)
Pros: Super friendly service. They deliver it.
Cons: Short hours. Went on Fri, closed. A fb page is free to set up and will be useful to inform customers on days that they close.

#32. Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Noodle 忠于原味云吞面
30 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru Market and Hawker Centre #02-30 Singapore 168898
10.30am-3pm, Closed Fri

zhong yu yuan wei wanton noodleOver-rated. The char siew, as most know, is from 不见天 “No See Sky” part, the armpits. It was both tender and had a bite at the same time, but tastewise, so-so. The noodles and wontons also so-so. The ingredients didn’t come together as a whole; it’s like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
Price: $3/ $4
Pros: NA.
Cons: Queue wasn’t long and they worked fast but each person bought enough to feed a village. I guess when one queues, one should buy enough to get heart attack. If not, why queue?
Went on Monday, closed. A fb page is free to set up and will be useful to inform customers on days that they close.

#31. Xing Ji Wanton Mee 星记
Block 137 Tampines Street 11, Tampines Round Market and Food Centre #01-35 Singapore 521137
6am-1pm, closed Wed
T: +65 9822 9773

Xing Ji Wanton MeeThere are 2 queues here: takeaway on the left, eating here on the right. It was a long queue but they worked like factory production line, cooking in batches, so the queue moved quickly. The special thing was they used a chilli that tasted similar to sambal stingray chilli. Wontons were stodgy. (See Yummy #24.)
Price: $3/ $4/ $5
Pros: Long queue, but fast.
Cons: I went THREE times before I got a taste. The first time, the char siew was sold out at 12.45pm. The second time, on Tue, they weren’t open. A fb page is free to set up and will be useful to inform customers on days that they close.

#30. Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee 中峇鲁云吞面
50 Market St, Golden Shoe Food Centre #02-32, Singapore 048940
8am-3pm, closed weekends

Tiong Bahru Wanton MeeNothing to do with Zhong Yu Yuan Wei (#32) at Tiong Bahru market. This one is at Golden Shoe, and you can fare much worse than this. The specialty lies in the char siew, which tasted like the insides of nyonya zhang. But the wontons had no taste, and the noodles were drenched in an overly sweet BBQ sauce.
Price: $3/$4
Pros: Central. Long queue but swift.
Cons: Hard to find seats during lunch time. Uses plastic spoons and wooden chopsticks, kills the environment. 

#29. Yap Kee 叶记全蛋云吞面
44 Holland Drive 02-04 Singapore 270044
6am-2pm
T: +65 8337 3755 / +65 9644 3265

Yap Kee Wanton meeThe special thing about this wanton mee is the noodles, which has a texture similar to mee sua. Wontons were good and peppery.
Price: $3/ $4
Pros: Friendly uncle.
Cons: limited parking

#28. Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee
Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, 七福星咖啡 Seven Stars, Singapore 560151
T: +65 9613 3340
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7am-2pm

Soi 19 Wanton meeThe char siew was so-so, the wontons tasted like siew mai, but the noodles were flavorful and had a good crunchy texture.
Price: $3.50/ $4/ $5
Pros: Plenty of seats.
Cons: More expensive than CBD’s wanton mee. Inaccessible.

#27. Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle 丹戎禺云吞面
Blk 4A Jalan Batu, Jalan Batu Market &Food Centre #01-35 Singapore 432004
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W-Sun 7.30am-2.30pm
T:+65 9066 8262

Tanjong Rhu Wanton NoodleThere are 2 wanton mee stalls at this market, and this is not the famous one (see Kim Kee #42). But it tasted better. The noodles were lardy, and the fried wontons were super crunchy.
Price: $3/ $4
Pros: No queue. Parking nearby.
Cons: Inaccessible. 

#26. Xin Fei Fei Wanton Mee 新飞飞云吞面
70 Zion Road, Zion Riverside Food Centre #01-06, Singapore 247792
T: +65 9187 5281
9.30am-3pm

Xin Fei Fei Wanton meeDunno why they called themselves New Fei Fei, but this tasted nothing like Fei Fei (#15). It was still a well rounded wanton mee, nothing unique but nothing amiss. Very lardy noodles.
Price: $3/ $4 / $5
Pros: Central location.
Cons: limited parking.

#25. Kim Huat Wanton Mee 金发云吞面
Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-05 Bukit Merah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 151115
6am-2.30pm

Kim Huat Wanton Mee 金发云吞面The wontons were redolent of Chinese wine, very fragrant. The lardy sauce added a boost to the noodles, but the char siew was a little lean and tough. There were too many strong flavors clashing with each other that I thought it was too excessive.
Price: $2.50/ $3
Pros: N.A.
Cons: The entire carpark was full of taxis, quite hard to find a lot.

#24. Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee 砂捞越哥捞面
Block 137 Tampines Street 11, Tampines Round Market and Food Centre #01-45 Singapore 521137
5am-3pm
T: +65 9380 4478

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee 砂捞越哥捞面The specialty of this stall is the curly noodles, tinged with a seasoning like maggi mee seasoning. And the chili (not sambal) gave the dish a refreshing taste. But the porky wontons were too salty, and the char siew was ordinary. (See Xing Ji #31)
Price: $4/$5/$6/$7
Pros: Although it costs $4, there is a number of ingredients, like braised pork ribs, two wontons, and 1 dumpling. Long queue but swift.
Cons: Soup tasted like water.

#23. Cho Kee Noodle 曹记
Blk 51 Old Airport Rd #01-04 Old Airport Rd Cooked Food Centre Singapore 390051
T: +65 9455 0963
11.30am-11.30pm, closed alternate Wed

Cho Kee NoodleVery lardy, with a tinge of sweetness, very delicious sauce, but ruined by limp char siew and doughy wontons. What a pity.
Price: $3/$4
Pros: No need to queue. You order, take a number, and come back when it’s your number.
Cons: ordered this earlier than Hua Kee (#9) but got it later.

#22. Sin Hoe Hin Rowell Road Dark Sauce Style Wanton Mee 罗威路新和兴台湾名廚料理古早口味云吞面
941 Upper Serangoon Road, Zhuang Yuan Eatery 莊圆美食 , Singapore 534709
8am-2.30pm, Closed Mon

Sin Hoe Hin Rowell Road Dark Sauce Style Wanton MeeA good dish may either have (1) some outstanding elements or (2) absence of bad elements. And Sin Hoe Hin belongs to the second group: everything here was good, but none was outstanding. Perhaps the best thing here was the fried wonton with a khong guan texture.
Price: $3.50 / $4.50
Pros: Big carpark diagonally across, beside Heartland mall. You order and friendly uncle delivers to your table.
Cons: NA.

#21. 51 Ming Fa Wanton Egg Noodle 明发全蛋云吞面
Blk 209 Hougang St 21, Kovan Food Centre #01-64, Singapore 530209
7am-3pm

51 Ming Fa Wanton Egg NoodleThis is the better bowl at Kovan Market (see Yi Shu Jia #55). The char siew, though dry, tasted like bak kwa. The wontons were extremely peppery and salty, hence flavorful – but lacked subtlety. The noodles were mildly sweet and mildly lardy, but when you stir the nasi-lemak-like sambal into the mix, it was sweet². I don’t know if I’d like a bowl of diabetes.
Price: $3
Pros: Friendly lady.
Cons: When I was queuing, there was only 7 people in front of me, but they took 25 minutes to reach me.

#20. Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist 山仔顶基记面家
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre #02-48/49, Singapore 051531
T: +65 6532 2886
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M-Sat 7am-7pm, closed Sun

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle SpecialistMy love for the friendly lady taking orders may have clouded my judgement. She was so nice and friendly! What was wrong with the wanton mee was it tasted wonderful, but there was no texture. For example, the wontons tasted awesome but the fried ones weren’t crispy, and the soup ones came with broken skin. The noodles had an umami mushroom flavor, but it was doughy.
Price: $4/ $5/ $6/ $7/ $8
Pros: Super worth it. My $5 wanton mee had 8 wantons! Serves lotus soup with wanton mee. Seems like their curry chicken is rather popular too. Friendly service.
Cons: Long queue. 

#19. Hoe Kee Wanton Noodle 贺记云吞面
Blk 117 Aljunied Avenue 2, Aljunied Market & Food Centre, #01-22, Singapore 380117
6.30am-12pm

Hoe Kee Wanton NoodleI rather liked this bowl but it isn’t for everyone. The winning factor here is their subtlety, not the in-your-face kind of ferocity. The wontons were subtly fragrant, and although the noodles were alkaline, the subtle herby flavoring with the cai-po-like chilli, made this bowl good. Pity about the dry char siew. (See Guan Kee #35.)
Price: $3
Pros: Plenty of seats. Sells other kinds of noodles. Although you have to wait for some time, you order and they deliver.
Cons: N.A.

#18. Koung’s Wan Tan Mee 龚氏云吞面
205 Sims Avenue, (Geylang Lor 21a), Singapore 387506 1
T: +65 6748 0305
7.30am-9.30pm, closed Mon

Koung’s Wan Tan MeeNo longer at Geylang lorong 3. The wontons were alright, but the magic was in the char siew, so fat and juicy. The noodles were also nice, I guess.
Price: $3.80/ $5
Pros: Long hours. Although it was a long wait, you order, take a number, take a seat, and when it’s your turn, you go collect your food. Waited 30 minutes, but since we were seated, it was fine.
Cons: Limited parking. 

#17. Hong Mao Mian Jia (aka Ang Mo Wanton Mee) 红毛面家
182 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427453
7am-8pm

Ang Mo Wanton MeeCan you believe it? $3.50 for 5 wontons!!! WOOHOO. The char siew was unique, not sweet but salty. The wontons were flavorful, but a tad limp. Very good noodle texture.
Price: $3.50
Pros: Plenty seats, good ambience, and polite, friendly servers. Very worth the money; 5 wontons!! Large open-air carpark across the shop.
Cons: NA.

#16. Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Mee 如切啊发云吞面
271 Onan Road, Dunman Food Centre, #01-05, Singapore 424768
7am-4pm, close Mon

Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton MeeVery lardy noodles that were salty, not sweet. The chilli might be overly spicy, but the wontons were flavorful.
Price: $3
Pros: N.A.
Cons: Strange queuing system. You get a tag and wait for them to call you, and when it’s your turn, you order and wait. Limited parking.

#15. Fei Fei Wan Tan Mee 飞飞云吞面
72 Joo Chiat Pl Singapore 427789
T: +65 9831 0138
24 Hours

Fei Fei Wan Tan MeeThe noodles had a great lardy flavor and looked special (la mian?), but it was undercooked; the strands stuck together and were hard. The delicious soup wontons had a herby, fennel-like taste, and the fried wontons were even better, tasting like the child of Old Chang Kee and KFC. A pity they weren’t crispy. Overall, the wanton mee here was savory, not sweet, different from elsewhere.
Price: $4/$5
Pros: Only 24-hour wanton mee in Singapore. Serves other dishes like a good Hakka niang tofu ($6.50). Plenty of seats. Clean.
Cons: Limited roadside parking.

#14. Chang Shun Chuan Tong Tan Shao Shao La 长顺传统炭烧烧腊
120 Neil Road, Henly Huat Drinks Food Court 兴利发 Singapore 088855

Chang Shun Wanton MeeSurprisingly good. The char siew had the right balance of sweetness and smokiness, the wontons big, firm, and peppery, and the sauce sweet.
Price: $3
Pros: They sell roast duck and sio bak too. Polite server.
Cons: NA.

#13. Hong Chong Wanton Noodles 鸿昌云吞面
Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Ang Mo Kio Food Centre #01-21 Singapore 560727
8.30am-7pm

Hong Chong Wanton NoodlesReally a good solid bowl of wanton mee. The kind of char siew that was tender (not crispy) and had a mildly sweet taste. The noodles might be slightly over salted, but I liked heavy handed stuff. (See Zhou Ji #45.)
Price: $2.50
Pros: Sells other noodles; saw people ordering 鸡丝面. Affordable. Plenty of seats.
Cons: NA. 

#12. Foong Kee Coffee Shop 丰记
6 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089114
11am-8pm, Closed Sun & PH

Foong Kee Coffee Shop(See previous review)
This was better than I remembered. The char siew had a good balance of fats and meat, tender with a bite. The wontons were like those my amateur mother makes–with lots of crunchy water chestnut. If you add the chilli, the noodles became Thai-like, tangy and sweet.
Price: $3
Pros: Inexpensive can drinks at $1. They deliver to your table. Plenty of seats.
Cons: Limited parking.

#11. Fei Zai Xiang Shao Lai Wanton Mee 肥仔祥烧腊云吞面
Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre #01-91, Singapore 150085
10.30am-10.30pm

Fei Zai Xiang Shao Lai Wanton Mee 肥仔祥烧腊云吞面There was magic in the char siew. Despite cutting along the grain, it was still tender, sweet to a point that it tasted like Milo. But somehow the char siew overshadowed all the other ingredients that I couldn’t remember how the rest tasted like.
Price: $3 (for wanton mee). I ordered all 3 meat on noodles ($7) and an additional wanton soup ($3).
Pros: They sell roasted duck and sio bak (roasted pork belly), but they weren’t good. Near parking. Friendly auntie.
Cons: N. A.

#10. Huang Ji Wanton Mee 黄记云吞面 (also known as Wong Kee Noodle)
118 Depot Lane, Yue Hua Eating House 悦华 Singapore 109754
T: +65 8696 9822
7am-2pm, Closed sun
4 other outlets at Maxwell Food Centre, Blk 266 Compassvale Bow Coffeeshop, Fernvale Point, etc.

Wong Kee Noodle 黄记云吞面Welcome to the future of wanton mee. According to unreliable online sources, the hawker father passed the recipe to his daughter, who was a former banker. She has not only expanded the business to 5 shops now, she also differentiates her products from other shops’: gave kailan, not the usual caixin; has tomato- or spinach-flavored noodles; and gave a dumpling with 2 meaty and tasty wontons. This Version 2.0 wanton mee, coupled with an old-school charred char siew, and an old-school well-balanced sauce, would please young people. While other stalls have one outstanding element, Huang Ji had no outstanding element, but the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
Price: $3.30 (normal noodles)/ $4 (spinach noodles or tomato noodles)
Pros: Bigger and more sensible portions than other wanton mees. Gave a dumpling with wontons.
Cons: May lose a sense of personal touch. Too commercialized.

#9. Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee 华记后港祖传驰名云吞面
Blk 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-02 Old Airport Rd Cooked Food Centre Singapore 390051
T: +65 9620 1543
10am-10pm, closed alternate Tue

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee (See previous review)
The gruff auntie has been replaced by a young sweet girl, so service has improved drastically. Salty wontons, ordinary char siew, but the secret weapon, chili, made everything taste smokey and bonded the ingredients. The noodles were eggy and delicious.
Price: $3.50/$4/$5
Pros: friendly service. Long queue but fast.
Cons: N.A.

#8. Fei Fei Roasted Noodle 肥肥烧腊云吞面
Blk 254 Jurong East St 24, Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre #01-28, Singapore 600254
8am-2pm, Closed Tues

fei fei roasted noodlesNot to be confused with Fei Fei (meaning FLY FLY #15), this Fei Fei means FAT FAT. I visited THREE times before I ate it. The first time, I arrived at 12.40pm and it was sold out. The second time, there were 9 people in front of me. I waited for 30 minutes and there were still 7 people in front of me. Many regulars cut queue and the owners let them. I couldn’t wait because I had to work, so I left. I only got to eat on the 3rd attempt… and it was worth it! Quite marvellous. The char siew was sweet, with a good balance. Although the noodles had an alkaline taste, the wontons had a good kind of liquorice-like aroma that masked the alkaline. 

On the 3rd time I was there, I eavesdropped on a couple behind me:
Girl: How many plates are we buying?
Boy: 2 lor. Just you and me what.
Girl: Har?! We queue so long only buy 2?

Price: $3
Pros: N. A.
Cons: Regulars cut queue. Not long queue but wait long long. Inaccessible.

#7. Eng’s Noodles House 荣高
287 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437070
T: +65 8688 2727
Facebook
11am-9pm, closed alternate Mon

Eng’s Noodles HouseThis was kolo mee noodles in a complex sauce, lardy, salty with a sweet aftertaste. But might be too greasy. The soup wontons were so different from others; was it 5-spice powder we tasted? Although the fried wontons weren’t hot anymore, they were super tasty.
Price: $4.50 / $5.50
Pros: Chilli by the bottle so you add yourself. There is a queue to sit, but it goes fast. You order at the counter, which is good and convenient. Seaweed soup.
Cons: There is a big carpark at the back but many people drive here. Rather expensive. Crowded

#6. Lucky Wanton Noodle 好彩云吞面
Blk 6 Tanjong Pagar Road, Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre #02-32 Singapore 081006
7am-7pm

Lucky Wanton NoodleLucky Wanton Mee gives a middle-finger to heart attack; everything here was greasy, hence delicious. The Malaysian-styled black sauce was surprisingly bland and bitter, counterbalanced by sweet, bak-kwa-like, fatty char siew, and crisp-like-chips wontons. Taken as a whole, there was harmony in being excessive.
Price: $3 (soup wonton)/ $3.50 (soup and fried wontons)
Pros: Convenient. Affordable. Friendly auntie.
Cons: Queue wasn’t long, but took a long time.

#5. Da Jie Famous Wanton Noodle 大姐云吞面
209 Jalan Besar, Sin Yew Huat Eating House 新友发茶室 Singapore 208895
T: +65 9667 0087
7am-2pm, Closed Sun & PH

Da Jie Famous Wanton NoodleThe first time I came here was on the 6th day of CNY. They closed until the 15th day. A fb page is free to set up and will be useful to inform customers on days that they close. The noodles looked tough but when I bit into it, it was slippery as if coated with a layer of oil, delicious, delicious oil. Gave me a pleasant surprise. The char siew was soft and fat, tinged with Chinese wine, but the soup wontons needed improvement.
Price: $3
Pros: Very generous. Came with chicken feet, soup and fried wontons, and a mushroom. You order, take a number, and they deliver it to you. Very friendly people.
Cons: Limited parking.

#4. Red Ring Wanton Mee 红环云吞面
Blk 46 Holland Drive, Singapore 270046
8.30am-7.30pm, closed Tues

Red Ring Wanton MeeA gorgeous bowl of wanton mee. Noodles as if they are handmade la mian, really fragrant wontons, and char siew without the bright red artificial coloring. The char siew had a good balance of fats and meat and tasted umami.
Price: $3.50/ $4.50
Pros: friendly uncle.
Cons: limited parking.

#3. Dover Road Kai Kee Wanton Mee 杜佛路佳记云吞面
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre #01-09 Singapore 150120

Dover Road Kai Kee Wanton MeeWhat a winner. The sauce was savory, not sweet, which complimented the wontons, heavy with Chinese wine. Old school style.
Price: $2.50 / $3
pros: affordable.
cons: limited parking.

#2. Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia 鸿记面食家
79 Telok Blangah Drive, Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre #01-05, Singapore 100079
7am-7pm, Closed Fri

Hong Ji Mian Shi JiaThis is a good one. The char siew wasn’t tender, but had a nice bite and not overly sweet, complementing the noodles. The noodles were a little hard for me, but rather fragrant. The chili wasn’t overpowering, adding dimensions to the dish, making it well-rounded and balanced. Umami!
Price: $3/$4
Pros: Freeflow lard.
Cons: Inaccessible.

#1. Kok Kee Wanton Noodle 国记云吞面
27 Foch Road, Lavender Food Hub Level 1, Hoa Nam Building 河南大厦 Singapore 209264
T: +65 9797 9299
12.30pm-sold out (about 3pm), closed Wed, and every 3rd Th

Kok Kee Wanton NoodleYes, the char siew was lean and tough, but when soaked in the special sauce, they were perfect like Brad and Angelina. The sauce was sticky, sweet, with a slight salty aftertaste–very distinctive. Wontons weren’t those nonsense-anyhow-hantum-put-lots-of-chinese-wine kind; they were fragrant, flavorful, and well-balanced. The sour chilli helped the complexity, and the noodles were more soggy than others, which I liked.
Price: $4.50/ $5.50/ $6.50
Pros: NA.
Cons: Slightly more expensive than others. Very short hours.  Limited parking.

In Conclusion…

1. All top 3 are old-school wanton mees with subtle flavors, but if you like heavy-handed wanton mees, go for Da Jie #5 and Lucky #6.

2. I don’t mind eating wanton mee from Kok Kee #1 to Nam Seng #44.

Best Fried Wonton (in no particular order)
Amigo (#46)
Eng’s Noodle House (#7)
Fei Fei (#15)
Lucky (#6)

Best Soup Wonton (in no order)
BaaMee (#48)
Eng’s Noodle House (#7)
Fei Fei (#15)
Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Mee (#16)
Kim Huat (#25)
Kok Kee (#1)
Koka (#36)

Best Char Siew
Fei Zai Xiang (#11)
Foon’s (#37)
Foong Kee (#12)
Koung’s (#18)
Lucky (#6)
Red Ring (#4)
Tiong Bahru (#30)
Zhong Yu Yuan Wei (#32)

Best Noodles
Cho Kee (#23)
Da Jie (#5)
Eng’s (#7)
Fei Fei (#15)
Hua Kee (#9)
Ji Ji (#20)
Kok Kee (#1)
Poh Kee (#49)
Red Ring (#4)
Soi 19 (#28) 

Special Mention
Tai Seng (#40) – its generosity is unparalleled. 8 wontons, a mountain of char siew, at only $3. Whether it is delicious or not, it’s no longer relevant. 

Best Wanton Mee in Singapore (in Ranking)

#1. Kok Kee (Foch Road)
#2. Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (Telok Blangah)
#3. Dover Rd Kai Kee (Alexandra Village)
#4. Red Ring (Holland Dr)
#5. Da Jie (Jalan Besar)
#6. Lucky (Tanjong Pagar)
#7. Eng’s (Tanjong Katong)
#8. Fei Fei (Jurong East)
#9. Hua Kee (Old Airport Rd)
#10. Huang Ji (multiple locations)

best wanton mee in singaporeFor your convenience, I’ve created a map: Best Wanton Mee in Singapore. The color codes:
Red: Breakfast &/or Lunch
Blue: Dinner &/or Supper
Maize: Brunch to Dinner
Purple: 24 hours

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    • Sorry I missed it out. I did quite a lot of research, spent hours on the internet, and asked other food bloggers around. I went to every 55 stalls, and sometimes I went to the stalls 3 times. The stall you recommended didn’t come out once. Sorry I missed the stall out. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll try harder next time.

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  1. you guys are missing out on Bukit Batok Community Centre’s kopitiam wanton mee. Great work but very few west side’s wanton mee.

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  2. Great job! Just want to share a personal favourite. If u have a chance, try out the wantan mee at Jalan Selaseh corner coffeeshop. Just off yio chu kang road. It’s a hidden gem. Go for the chili version without black sauce. And tryout the shui jiao too.

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  3. West side you should have gone further up at blk 505 jurong west. There are 2 wanton noodles. 1 is for the special gravy. Another is simple yet nice. The special gravy usually sold out by 2pm daily. Been eating for many many years

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  4. I grew up eating the kon lor mee with wantans in a cafe next to the Kai Clinic in Katong’s East Coast Road. I have not found anything better.

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  5. not sure if u tried parklane wanton noodle at sunshine plaza, been eating it since 2001 when i was resitting my o-levels, although their sauce standards have dropped abit but still worth a try, try to go during off lunch/dinner timing they taste better.

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    • Taste is subjective. Don’t agree, you give us your Top 10 (no need 55)! Kudos to the writer for working/eating thru the 55 bowls. My favourite is Koung’s #18, just because I grew up nearby their original Lor 10 store and got familiar with their KL style noodles. So sad none from Woodlands and Sembawang. It’s a gastronomical desert up here.

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    • i think to be fair to this RERG owner. I believe is base on his perspective to justify the ranking NOT BASE ON GENERAL RANKING. You have to get things straight , logical and practical. He worth a salute to me (at least!) to try out 55 WTM and write short captions with photos. All hard work and efforts are much appreciated. If you not too glad for his WTM ranking? you are free to ignore this website and no one force you to browse through it. I myself is a foodie and I know lotsa hard work going on to build up all these details and this is only one section for this WTM category.

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  6. A little disappointed that my favourite wanton meet is not listed. It’s the one at amoy market 2nd level. Can’t recall the name. I the Oh black it’s call noodles stall. Manned solely by one aunty.. portion is huge. With 6-8 fried wanton, a mountain of char sure and a bowl of wanton soup with around 6-8 wanton. Chilli is shiok.

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  7. i think you miss out nice wanton mee stalls in bedok. Tried a number of those you listed and I think the one at blk 511 bedok north st 3 hawker is way better. But do note they only sell in the morning and they are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Have been dining there for over 20 years

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  8. Not sure if writer has tried the wanton mee @ Beo Crescent, the one next to the famous curry rice just below hawker centre (it is only open in the morning), i tried another one which is the one within Bedok Industrial Park as well.
    Lemme know your comments after you tried them

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  9. Thanks for the list! I grew up eating wanton mee from a stall in Toa Payoh Lor 4, and the sauce mix has a lot of ketchup, so it was savoury-tangy. I was a little girl but could wolf down 2 packets. Unfortunately the hawker couple moved away. Is there a stall in your list that has that same kind of sauce flavour?

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  10. There’s 2 recommendations.
    One near / behind Blk 22 Havelock Road (L shaped hawker, first stall). They are open in the evening time and on certain days only.

    Another one is at CBD area, along Market Street, Mei Hwa (or Mei Hua) Food Court, stall at a corner. They sell seow bak too. Their char siew and seow bak is heavenly… (In my opinion lah).

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  11. Kok Kee sucks!!! Never understand why, its so over-rated. Probably like my mum say, back in those days, they were the best as there were no other competition.

    Best: Kuong’s #18. Try beating their noodle and char siew….please dun bring out those dye slices of cooked pork and call them char siew.

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  12. The best wanton mee is definitely not found in Singapore.
    Char siew as a grade will not be given to at least 80% of that list.

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    • Sorry, I’ve to disagree with you because of 2 reasons.

      (1) the dish is called “wanton mee,” not “char siew mee.” while I agree with you that cs is an important component of the dish, it is not everything. A good bowl of wanton mee lies in the balance and harmony of the dish.

      (2) if you’re looking for good cs as your criteria, perhaps you may want to try these

      Fei Zai Xiang (#11)
      Foong Kee (#12)
      Koung’s (#18)
      Lucky (#6)
      Red Ring (#4)
      Tiong Bahru (#30)
      Zhong Yu Yuan Wei (#32)

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      • Well I agree to disagree. You do have people following your taste buds and not mine. Just my opinion.

        Maybe if the restaurants (Imperial/Crystal jade etc) wanton mee comes into play, they will be over-rated for the price. But in taste, their mee, sauce, wanton and CS beats many here.
        My dig is in the CS and the sauce (lard/CS sauce/dark soya etc) for the noodles. Slurping the noodles in chilli spoils the dish for me as well but that’s an sg “culture”.

        2cents

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  13. I honestly think that kok kee at jalan bersar/ lavander is overpriced and overrated. Ate it once and don’t find it special nor indifferent.

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  14. One more recommendation that the author may want to try and add on to the list: it is located at the coffee shop between cassia crescent and pine lane. Sorry I do not know the block number as I only know my way there by memory. The wanton mee at the coffee shop right beside Duncan food centre is also quite nice. Always sold out before 11 am.

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  15. You missed out the wanton mee at ghim Moh road temporary hawker centre. It’s called Kong Shang Hua wanton noodle but I believed the standards have dropped.

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  16. Try at Pasir Ris Dr 6 Blk 446 coffee shop.

    Another one fm Changi Village, not sure is the shop still there after reno. A old-time favourite May Heong WTM (#01-41) at Changi Village Market & FC. Business hours, Breakfasts & Lunches ONLY, close on Friday

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  17. There is a hidden gem in sewbawang too!
    Opposite sewbawang shopping centre there is a wanton Mee that opens only 7am to 1pm!
    Not known to many but is a must try!

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  18. Amazing work! And despite stirring up some controversy amongst readers about which is the best and why some stalls haven’t been included (maybe you need a “this list is not exhaustive” clause, eh? ;)), it sure beats the hell out of other so-called “10 Best Places to have XX” kind of lists that you often see on other blogs. Keep up the great work!

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  19. Dear author, please try Xiang Ji Roasted Meat and Noodle House (Blk 684 Hougang Ave 8) and tell me where it ranks! There is another branch at 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6.

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  20. I think you missed out one very good Wonton Mee Stall that’s used to be at the Old Hollywood Canteen, now moved across to Haig Road Market stall number 01-67. Its called Zheng Guang Wonton Noodles (正光云吞面)and they were featured in 星期二特写 as well as Makan Places Lost and Found 2. Had been eating their noodles since young till now and the standard is as good as ever! They served traditional cantonese style black sauce wonton mee and with chilli its fabulous! Might wanna try out their chicken feet with black sauce as well!

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  21. Other than 18. Koung’s Wan Tan Mee on your list, do give this stall-at-Geylang-which-name-I-couldn’t-never-remember a try too.. You might probably like it as much as I do! (based on your top 10 ranking..)

    Although I’m not sure of its operating hours, it opens till late, I usually visit after midnight.. and it was already opened on the 3rd night of Lunar New Year. The stall is in a coffee shop named D E Eating House according to the trusty Google Map.. But.. How I usually navigate there is by using 126 Dim Sum as a marker, 2 shops away!

    Street view:
    https://www.google.com.sg/maps/@1.314356,103.878603,3a,75y,236.69h,98.08t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s3L-XBib4AA1Le0gbo9O10g!2e0

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  22. Thanks for the detailed post and for all the effort that went into it!

    I currently often eat wantan me from Jian Kang at Commonwealth Crescent, which is not on your list. I think it’s pretty good and best of all, it can keep for a few hours without going soggy and yucky. (i’m a fan of Kok Kee (except the chili), Eng’s, Cho Kee and Hong Ji).

    There is another wantan mee stall at C’wealth Cres, opposite Henry’s chicken rice, which has even longer queues. I’ve never tried it. Both wantan mee stalls sell till about 1pm+ and both are closed on Wednesdays [insert Jackie Chan WTF meme here]

    btw I’ll leave a comment on the chx rice page re: Henry’s and also an update about Tian Shui at Tanglin Halt. Also I just followed on twitter so that my suggestions can be considered *before* the research is started. :P

    Thanks again for such a great post.

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    • Wow thanks for taking the effort to leave such thoughtful and detailed account. I went to Jian Kang noodles twice. Closed both times. I gave up. I’ll take your recommendations next time I do another list on wtm. You’re the expert!

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      • looking forward to your lists! Your lists are very handy when I travel out of my ‘hoods. I must add that I noted your comment that #1-44 are stalls you’d go to eat.

        Anyway most people can agree if a dish generally good or not. But for ‘The Best, #1, All Time Favourite’, it is really up to personal preferences and what components of a dish is more important to you. ^_^ No point getting angry if bloggers I follow have different views of what’s THE BEST.

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        • Thanks for reading! I really appreciate that! And you’re absolutely right. These lists should serve as guides, not laws. I’m nobody, who am I to say what is number 1? A blog is really about my personal preference. Thank you for your kind words and support. :)

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  23. The best wanton mee with the balance you talked about is a stall at blk 75 commonwealth drive, tanglin halt. Too closed down already. The owner this unassuming stall is a grouchy aunt, but the wtm is reallt good. The char siew is slightly sweet with some five spice taste. The wantons are savoury with crunchy water chestnuts, and a chuck of prawn in every piece. The noodle is aldente, and the cai xin is crunchy. The chilli is nice with a bit of a kick.

    This is the best stall for me. Too bad closed down. I miss it.

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  24. Very good effort!

    I’m a lover of wanton mee myself and I’ve tried many of the stalls listed above, but my 2 absolute favourites are #29 Yap Kee and #20 Ji Ji.

    #29 Yap Kee – Egg noodles cooked al-dente style with a good smearing of pork lard for that unmistakable lifting fragrance that only pork lard can deliver. Special mention to their chilli sauce that ties all the ingredients together to give the entire bowl a satisfying kick along with a light salty finish.

    #20 Ji Ji – Their base sauce combined with the chilli sauce makes for a good dunk for the wantons (whether deep fried or boiled) that you’ll just want to savour slowly as you chew. Noodles aren’t soggy and have a slight bite, but it goes rather well with the base sauce. Most soup that accompany the plate of noodles and wantons are nothing to write home about, but Ji Ji’s soup is such a tasty sidekick to the noodles and wantons that you’ll want to ask for more.

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    • Yap Kee and Ji Ji are delicious! Anything that is top 30 on this list is delicious. It’s just so difficult to rank them. In the end, i compare them according to what I prefer to eat. Your reasons are very compelling; I should have put them higher up.

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  25. You haven’t tried the stalls in blk 505 Jurong West Ave 1. There’s also a kok kee there. try the hong ji wanton mee there after 2pm.

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  26. #50
    Being eating this since i move here 7 years ago…. i even ask for dark soy sauce (upon request only) for my noodles. Like the watery chilli as it blends very well with noodles.

    #12
    used to work near the shop. Char siew is tge killer…

    My fav wanton mee….? Henderson market 好到底云吞面. Too bad, close down ardy. Had somthing similar recently is at KL Imbi market… wanton mee is the best…

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  27. Try the one at Ghim Moh Market (Kong Shang Hua Wanton Noodle), currently it is at the temp market first row. It is damn nice and does not have the akaline taste. Give it a try! And I gonna said, I must salute you for what you had done! I’m really impressed!

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  28. Ah Wing’s Wanton Mee
    Strongly recommended and must try. Wanton is big and tasty and at $3 only

    Block 7 Empress Road, 01-108
    MRT: Farrer Road
    Tel: 9749-8315
    Open: 7.30am – 4pm (Mon – Thu), 7.30am – 3pm (Sat & Sun), closed on Fridays

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  29. the picture of the dry out char siew with red-dyed edges is enough to reduce this list substantially. This is NOT char siew. Yes, i know this is about wantun mee but in SG, char siew is part of the dish!

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  30. Just want to say thank you on behalf of my parents for the recommendation of Yap Kee Wanton Noodles (#29). Thank you for popping by to try our noodles, for your research (both online and offline). Thanks for sharing this with the online community in the sake of sharing good hawker food in SG!

    Most importantly I hope you enjoyed all the bowls of wanton mee you went hunting around in Singapore for!

    I share this post with my parents last night and they were very happy to be appreciated. They send their gratitude over!

    Smiles,
    Hui Ying
    http://www.facebook.com/yapkeenoodles

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    • Go for the top 10! I included different types in it: the old school flavors (#1-#3), the balanced ones (#4, #7, #10), and the heavy-handed ones (#5, #6, #8, #9). Let me know if you prefer the old school or balanced or heavy-handed ones.

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  31. Dunman Road Char Siew Wan Ton Mee, is still the best of the best and to me, it’s better then kok kee.. It’s at Dunman food centre #02-19, closed every Thursday.. :)

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  32. Jln Salaseh serves up a great bowl of wanton noodles. I love the black noodles, with chili. Wanton likes or dislikes is much subjective – this shop’s has a relatively strong lard taste so if one is not into that, can give it a miss. Otherwise, dive into wanton heaven!

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  33. You’ve already pre-judged what a good wonton mee should be in your mind before all the tasting, this is the most bias food comments. Your taste bud can only taste the so called “good wonton mee” set in your head, this is just your personal liking & should not even published. Open up your mind, there are good food in different forms & taste, not just YOUR TASTE!

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    • Then you won’t like my top 3. They are all old school flavors. I like Kok Kee because it has character and is unique; you can easily identify which bowl is Kok Kee if you are given a blind test of 50 bowls to try.

      If you like heavy handed, try #5-#9 then. #4 and #10 belong to more balanced sort.

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  34. #6 Lucky wanton mee noodles was very bland and boring. Although the ingredients may be good, i find it lacks the flavour of local wan ton mee, i didnt like the sauce and the chilli. To me the chilli and noodle texture matters the most, and followed by the wan ton.

    #12 Likewise, Foong kee is better known for their roast pork/char siew rice rather than their wan ton mee. The sauce was diluted and terrible, and their chilli was not good. Char siew and wanton was good though.

    #14. Chang Shun Chuan Tong Tan Shao Shao La, similar to foong kee #12, do not specialise in wan ton mee, as their main selling point is roast pork /chicken/charsiew rice. These kind of stalls use the same sauce base for their rice as well as their noodles.

    I find stalls selling specifically wan ton mee have a more authentic flavour than these stalls u mention.

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  35. this list is effing awesome. but where’s my favourite wanton mee stall in the west? the one at clementi central hawker center! sells out by 3pm everyday too, like kok kee!

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  36. Tried before and went back again to confirmed. Dried one was in watery sauce, almost like soup. Wanton and char siew CMI. Kok Kee CMI.

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  37. Appreciate the hard work. Tried no9 Hua Kee which had a lot of reviews but it was nothing like the type of wanton mee I grew up with in the ’60s. Wrong type of noodle, chilli is spicy but not tasty. I guess as the old hawkers retire there is more ‘new’ versions. Will be trying more on your list. Thanks again

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  38. Thank you for the compilation!

    Can I also recommend my favourite wanton mee? It is at Geylang Bahru Food Centre, the stall is facing the carpark. Must try if you are nearby!

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  39. 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    #01-122
    Chye Kee Cooked Food
    Do give it a try, its closed on friday.
    Try to go earlier to avoid long queues or sold out.
    Opening hours:
    mon-sun 6:30-11:30
    Closed on fri

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  40. The best wanton mee is sadly across the causeway . JB ah piaw wanton mee near to KSL is the best I ever eaten . Kok kee lose by a mile

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  41. There are 2 wanton noodles stall in Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio hawker centre. Both stalls has been around since i was a kid definitely more than 20yrs alrdy.
    1st stall in the middle row run by a couple has eggy noodles, usually has long queue and finishes after lunch.
    2nd stall is 2nd gen alrdy. Usually no long queue at the most outer row has a very special taste in the sauce. Sad thing is its expensive at $4. I usually eat it only with tomato sauce and not chilli as i feel chilli spoils the original taste.
    If u are going to try it, hope u can let me know ur feedback of them :)

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  42. I went kok Kee Mee yesterday. I agree with Daniel food diary review, the dry style was souppy soggy. I thought I got a wrong soup order. The old flat plate was better. To be honest old hendeson market couple wantan Mee would beat kok Kee anytime. I doubt the couple is still alive or …next time I tell them less sauce. The chilli is not as before. Tingy red spicy! N bring my flat plate

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  43. There was this wanton mee stall at Pepys road in pasir panjang. It has moved or closed down, anyone knows its new location if it has moved?

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  44. Awesome work here!!! In e end it’s up to individual’s taste. For me & my family we wouldn’t go to Kok Kee ever again. They are not giving customers a smiling face, like owe them money face. Portion is getting lesser while price had increased by 50cents ever since they shifted. In order to be full, I have to eat 2 plates, either big or small. Well, like I said that is just me… ;-)

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  45. You should go try You Cai Wanton Mee @ blk 58 new upper changi road #01-152. Their wanton mee is so traditional. Taste delicious. Close every wednesday. 7am – 2pm

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  46. I have been eating 国记 for more than 10 years but it’s not that good anymore and overpriced now. A plate of fried wanton for $7 and so salty. The sugar vinegar sauce (“special sauce”) is also out. Their char siew is thinner than paper.Their normal plate of wanton mee cannot even fill a girl’s stomach because they want you to buy the large one at $5.50.

    I ate the same thing, a large wanton mee of the same taste with “special sauce” and a plate of fried wanton, at jb for RM10, and this stall is charging $12.50 for that. When I started reading this article I hope that they are not number 1 anymore but in the end, disappointment, author just ranked by reputation.

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    • Er… If you read my other “Best of” entries, you know I don’t rank based on reputation because I don’t know who the famous ones are.

      Look at Fei Fei #8. It’s unknown until I put it on the list. Now other bloggers are blogging about it.

      Attack the list if you want to. But don’t shoot your mouth off and attack my character if you don’t know anything about me.

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  47. Hi
    Thanks for the review… great to know there are so many wanton noodle store for us try.
    You should try Soo Lee @ 446 Pasir Ris.

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  48. I can see some of my favorites made it into the list! Like Dover road #3 when I was working nearby I’ve it sometimes 3 times a week, upsized to make my lunch last till I knock off. But I’ve a weird habit of eating wanton noodles without eating any of the char siew or wanton unless they’re fried. For me, the guide is the noodles must be flavourful. it’s #2, 3 & 20 for me :) gonna try those at Tanjong Pagar Plaza next. Thanks for doing the homework for us!

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  49. I think you are staying in the west. There are a lot of hidden treasures in the east was not mentioned. But anyway. Nice job. I’ve been trying to find good food in the west area of Singapore anyway. this helps.

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  50. You have left out, Wanton Noodle at Eng Seng Restaurant, Joo Chiat Place. Along the same road of Fei Fei.
    This popular place served pepper crabs in late afternoon. But good noodle and chicken rice in the morning till sold out by 1pm+.Noodle with soup&fried wanton @$3….where to find !
    Place closed on every Wednesday.
    Another one at Alexandra Village – HongKong style no char siew but every wanton with sizable shrimp. Noodle sometimes cooked may not to your liking. @$3, worth it.

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  51. To me, noodles quality is the most important in a bowl of noodles. Today’s noodle is mostly manufactured by the bigger noodles manufacturers. However, Old Noodle Hut is highly recommended by me. Located at Blk 347 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 560347

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  52. #41 Wah Kee usually should have long queue during lunchtime on weekdays. I like the dry & soup wanton mee. Tasty. What time did you go there, bro?

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  53. Hello! Great work!! But there’s one at a Hougang Ave 1 coffeeshop called Yummy Growth. They sell pretty decent WTM and they are sort of a hidden gem. Maybe you could give it a try and see where it would rank (or not at all) on your list? The coffeeshop is right beside CIEL patisserie.

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  54. Brilliant effort. But a pity you didn’t had much chance to try out some of the stalls at Jurong West. There are some good wanton mee stalls, would love to see how they fare according to ur chart =)

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  55. Nine of us went to eat this fav noodles but was turned away by the staff!! They wanted all 9 to sit in one small table for 6 when the place was only half filled. The guy literally asked us to leave when we wanted to spilt to two smaller tables. Ridiculous service and super obnoxious!!! WILL NEVER GO AGAIN COZ THEY DONT DESERVE A SINGLE CENT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS $!!!!

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  56. ENG’s WANTON NOODLES DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE ON THIS LIST AT ALL!!!
    Nine of us went to eat this fav noodles but was turned away by the staff!! They wanted all 9 to sit in one small table for 6 when the place was only half filled. The guy literally asked us to leave when we wanted to spilt to two smaller tables. Ridiculous service and super obnoxious!!! WILL NEVER GO AGAIN COZ THEY DONT DESERVE A SINGLE CENT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS $!!!!

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  57. I guessed I am late on the comments…very good effort, thanks…though my fav is not yours…:)
    One strange thing I experienced…#19, if you pack back to eat, is a lot better than eating there…I never eat at the hawker after one try but eat at least or twice a week at home…the opposite for #19 but is my fav…:) #21 you pack home in the morning and eat for lunch, noodle stay the same still crunchy…I know because I ever had #21 for breakfast and lunch on the same day, and breakfast everyday for months…:) One more stall you can try if you still crave for wontan mee after eaten so much…:) At 117 Aljunied same hawker as #18. They opened from 1600 till sold out, normally around 2200…very end stall next to ERP car park entrance…

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    • Thanks for the nice words. Actually I think you’re right about packing home. Wanton mee tastes better at home because the noodles have time to soak up all the sauce. I don’t mind soggy noodles because other ingredients would still give texture.

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll visit when I’m done with my other food, carrot cake, kway chap, oyster omelette…

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  58. Like all this recommendation. Missed the old version kind, light soy sauce were use instead of todays version using dark soy sauce and chilly sauce replaced by sambal type.

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  59. So what guidelines did you for your critique of what is the best? What did you do to ensure objectivity? Was it merely based on mood and hearsay? Did you eat the food alone or might your judgment have been influenced by your peers?

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  60. Try the wanton mee at Kim San Leng Coffeeshop at the end of Telok Kurau Road. Looking towards Changi Road, it is the coffeeshop on the left. Opening hours are at 7am till 2pm. Try before the owners give up the business.

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  61. This is so rude. :(

    Recommending wanton mee is one thing, attacking hawkers who are working hard to make an honest living is another thing. Not everyone is brilliant in the work they produce, be kind and have some empathy. Give credit to those who deserve mentioning, not kick the ones that are down.

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    • Can you pick up a sentence where I attack the hawkers? I am talking about the food throughout the post. If I don’t explain my reasoning, then how do I justify the ranking? I am not like other bloggers: they tell you everything is nice but when you go down, the food is bad. It’s just a waste of your time and money and effort, and I want to help my readers save their time, money, and effort.
      If you like those bloggers who are dishonest and say only nice things, please go follow them. But you don’t have to personal-attack me. You pick up the phone to call your friend for advice, you don’t like the advice, and you scold your friend. Same here. You actively click into my website to seek my advice on food. Nobody force you. You don’t like my advice. And you scold me. You came to me, I didn’t ask you to come to me. And yet you’re scolding me. I didn’t attack the hawkers personally, but you attack my personality. That’s so rude.

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    • With no relation whatsoever with this blogger, I think he/she is just being brutally honest. Food is all about taste, and everybody’s tase is different. The blogger is giving his/her own opinion. I don’t think there was anything wrong with what he/she has said so far.

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    • Yes, I have seen no evidence of the blogger being rude as of yet. I rather food bloggers be true to their opinions then tell everyone, “Damn nice!” or “Die die must try” then when you turn up at the outlet, the food is bad. May be a matter of perception.

      Regards,

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  62. The boss stall of 肥仔祥烧腊 is at ABC Market (6 Jln Bt Merah). I prefer to visit the ABC market 肥仔祥 stall, I feel that all the roast meats are better here. Queue often starts at 10.30am, stall opens around 11am. Lunch crowd on weekday can be with long queue.

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  63. How about the Wanton Mee at North Bridge Road Market? Only opens at night and came out papers that the stall got thrashed by an angry uncle who was told to wait nearly 1 hour for his wanton mee?

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  64. A big thank you for your tremendous efforts in consolidating the above information I went through every single picture..
    I have been a fan of WTM since young and I order WTM everywhere I go as long as it is sold at the place I m dining type haha..
    Kuongs at geylang is a very safe bet in my opinion too despite the long wait.. however I am still in search for my light soy sauce sweet subtle springy noodles from my childhood.. had it once in recent years but just cannot recall where.. its a like kok kee sauce, a little sweet but light with a smooth springy type noodle..

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