WANTON Seng’s Noodle Bar – Wanton Mee Made ‘Atas’ in Amoy Street
Since 1968, Seng’s Wanton Noodles of Dunman Food Centre has been consistent in serving their famous Wanton Mee to many generations of loyal customers. However, the famed noodle and its chilli almost came to an end when the owner decided to head into retirement.
That was when Benson Ng, the current chef and entrepreneur of WANTON Seng’s Noodle Bar, bought over the business and went into training under the original owner. Pairing up with F&B group The Establishment, Benson and his fellow Chef Brandon Teo brought wanton mee into new light as they set up a noodle bar at Amoy Street.
Being curious and food-loving Singaporeans, we headed down to the noodle bar for lunch and no doubt, there was a crowd. We just waited for around 15 minutes for our seats and the food was served quickly within minutes after order.
The Char Siew Mee ($6.50) was slightly different from the usual wanton mee. They serve Japanese-style slow cooked pork belly in replacement of the roasted Char Siew we have in hawker’s wanton mee. That explains why you have to pay a more expensive price for a meal. Though sinful, it was too irresistible to not take a bite into that succulent pork. Along with the springy noodles and spicy chilli, this dish does satisfy one’s palette. For those who prefer something less oily, you could always order a Siu Yok Mee ($6.50) where thick crispy double roasted pork belly is served. Egg noodles for the wantons, don’t get your hopes high on them.
Gangster Baby Kailan ($10) is a delectable dish that is stir fried with dried scallops, braised shiitake and topped with fried garlic. It helps to balance out the other dishes as it brings down the oiliness. The Fried Dumplings ($8), although the stuffing was good, they were too generous on their “shiok chilli” such that the dish became too salty for our tastebuds. In addition, don’t forget to add an onsen egg which was cooked to a lovely runny yolk center.
Oh yes, forget about having kopi or teh to pair with your wanton mee. Treat yourself to a glass of cocktail or craft beers instead, a combination you can’t have in hawkers.
WANTON Seng’s Noodle Bar
Address: 52 Amoy Street, Singapore 069878
Tel: 6221 1336
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm; Friday: 11am – 1am; Saturday: 5pm – 1am
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Photos & text by Aileen Lim, a fellow food writer for Miss Tam Chiak. Follow her at @ailove2eat on instagram for her latest food hunt.