A few doors away from the famous Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee – Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee – Still my all time favourite. Yum ! , right before the Shell petrol station, is this rather understated eatery. What they offer a variety of noodles and rice dishes that comes in a selection of styles – Cantonese, Curry, Stir Fried, Braised and etc but what is unique about them is their handmade Bamboo Noodles a.k.a Jook Sing Mein.
This is you typical old school Chinese restaurant, the kind that is well maintained but from the looks you’d know that pretty much everything has been the same as it was for decades. I like it very much – eateries that have not succumb to modernization and instead decide to remain true to its identity. It is clean and pleasant and certainly well loved because the folks that frequents this eatery, they certainly look like they pay here a visit regularly.
Wan Tan Noodle (BBQ Pork & Wanton, 8 ringgit + Shrimp Fried Rice, 11 ringgit
If you guys want simple, no frills yummy Chinese food – then do consider this eatery. As you guys can see from the fried rice, it was fresh out of the pan, nothing fancy to it – what you see is what you get and what you’d get is plain delicious fried rice. Let me tell you how much I liked it – was suppose to share this dish with my friend, he was having the noodles and I was having the fried rice, when it came to exchanging plates, I hog on to mine, taking spoonful after spoonful of the fried rice while yapping away only to realize what I was doing when he went ‘ Dude, come on …. sharing is caring, man… you’re finishing the damn plate.’ Whoooops! Anyways, this fried rice tasted awesome. I like how generous they were with the pork bits, prawns and eggs. I had those three items in literally every spoon I took, which usually is not the case. The usual case would be with some meat here and there, you may get some meat on after a few spoons of none but here, every mouth,spoon is guaranteed to have some form of meat/seafood on it, yay! The rice too, quite a bit of it was broken rice? Is that what they call it? Hmmm but yea, it tasted good. We;;, in the end, I ended up having 3/4 of the rice on the plate and my friend only manage to get 1/4, so yea, I guess that gives you a clear indication of how much I liked it.
The Wan Tan noodle was awesome too. This was my first time giving Bamboo noodles a try and I would not say that the difference from the usual noodles used and the Bamboo ones are major, there seem to be a few obvious ones – the Bamboo noodles were more springy, elastic? Lighter than the usual noodles, bouncier? I like it. The manner in which the noodles here was served was different too. It was a lil more oilier than usual and apparently I was told that it was the ol school way? My friend, who is quite a few years ahead of me in years, educated me. He said – back in the day, when he was a young man, they used to serve it like this – with sesame oil? I did not know that. It was an experience, oilier than what I was used to but tasted good. Even the broth that came with the wanton on the side was a whole lot thicker than what I would usually get. If this really was how it was back in the day – call me enlightened 🙂 Loved it!
Would I head here again?
Food was great, would certainly be back 🙂
Address: No. 174-5, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 am – 3.30 pm & 5.30 pm – 9 pm. Saturdays, 9 am – 4.30 pm & 5.30 pm – 9 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.