Crabmeat Wanton Mee – The Next Crabilicious Hype?
Many hawkers are hopping onto their surfboards, hoping to ride the “luxurious” seafood wave that is still rocking the hawker scene. Well, if they do it right, their dish could very possibly be the next in-thing. So, will throwing in some crab meat give our old-school wanton mee a fresh and exciting flavour profile – one that we never thought would work?
Housed in a coffeeshop which is about a 10-minute walk from Tai Seng MRT station, Crab Meat Wanton Mee sells precisely what the stall name says. Previously owned by a Gen Y hawker, the stall ceased operations last year. It has recently opened its doors again. However this time, the stall is helmed by his uncle instead. I have heard positive reviews about their creation, and being a fan of seafood, I was pretty excited to try it myself.
Besides the mini chunks of fresh crab meat sprinkled on the pile of noodles, crab meat is also allegedly incorporated into the pork fillings of their dumplings. However, the wantons lacked the crabby flavours that we were hoping for. Putting that aside, the dumplings had a good filling to skin ratio, and we enjoyed the crunch from the chestnuts. However, I preferred the fried dumplings which have a crispy exterior. Could it just have been a bad day for them? I’m not sure.
Char siew is just as important as dumplings, for me. Well, their char siew was decent, but definitely leaves a lot to be desired in terms of its marination.
The egg noodles were cooked to a delightful QQ texture and were evenly coated in their special sauce. Unlike the Singaporean version of wanton mee, the dark soya sauce found in the KL-style black sauce is widely known to carry a hint of sweetness. I just wish that the sauce could be more flavourful though.
The idea of crab meat in one of our favourite local dishes is certainly appealing. However, the actual execution of this dish failed to deliver. However, with some tweaks, it might draw a crowd.
Crabmeat Wanton Mee
Address: 560 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368233
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 7am-6pm. Closed on Sun.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid for its own meal at the stall featured here.
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