Guan Kee Wanton Noodle – Old School Wanton Mee at Geylang East Centre Food Centre
We wouldn’t have visited Geylang East Centre Market & Food Centre (or Aljunied Market and Food Centre) if we weren’t doing a charity food tour for an old folks home nearby. Totally clueless what we should have for breakfast, we went for the few stalls with queues. One of them is Guan Kee Wanton Noodle. Apparently, there are a lot of good wanton noodle stall in this food centre. There is also Hoe Kee Wanton Noodle and Quan Kee Wanton Noodles (opens from 4pm till 10pm).
From my earliest memories of wanton noodle, it was never about the fatty char siew. Somehow, the sauces and noodles play a big part and it was only until later that hawkers are serving well roasted fatty char siew. Or maybe I wasn’t exposed to it right from the beginning because I only eat Hock Kee Wanton Noodles in Kebun Baru Food Centre since young.
Guan Kee Wanton Noodle, to me, is another stall that evokes that sense of nostalgia. Having been around for more than 20 years, the couple is friendly and pretty efficient. Char siew here is the old school bright red ones. But the egg noodles, ahhhh… it’s cooked just right – al dente and comes with a good bite. That’s the highlight.
The homemade chilli that was tossed with the noodles was shiok, with a mix of chilli and ketchup. My friends from Malaysia never understand why our version of wanton mee needs ketchup, but to me, that’s how it should be. As for the dumplings, they are small yet powerful. Again, taste is subjective and everyone has individual preference on your favourite wanton mee. For me, this is good enough.
Guan Kee Wanton Noodle 源记云吞面
Address: Blk 117 Aljunied Avenue 2, Geylang East Centre Market & Food Centre #01-47, Singapore 380117
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 3pm, closed on Monday
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stall featured here.