Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee located in Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre always sees a consistent queue for its wanton noodle between breakfast to lunch hours.
This stall serves old school wanton noodle in a tomato ketchup base as well as a dark soy sauce version.
Lao Beng decided to join the end of the queue to give this wanton noodle a try.
There are three types of pricing for their wanton noodle, respectively at $3, $3.50 and $4. The English article on the right tells of the story that the 60-year-old wanton noodle recipe was passed down from a father to his sons. It describes the wanton noodle as a combination of hot, sweet, salty and sour taste.
After pondering for two seconds, I decided on the dark soya sauce version and placed an order for the $3.50 portion.
The noodle was drenched with dark soya sauce and sesame oil; accompanied with thinly sliced Char Siew and vegetables.
Before I started gobbling on them, I added the tangy green chilli into the mix and it made the al dente noodle taste even better. The sesame oil was fragrant and it also gave the noodle that extra smoothness as it slid easily down my throat after a few chews.
The thin Char Siew slices were lean and tender to the taste.
The teeny-weeny wantons were surprisingly tasty for its size. Even though they were tiny, I could taste the meaty filling.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
If you like old school style kind of wanton noodle, please do give Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee a try and see if it brings you back in time. Take note that they are closed on Mondays.
Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee (Closed on Mondays)
Kovan Hougang Market & Food Centre
Blk 209 Hougang Street 21