Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee – 3rd Generation Business

Dry Wantan Mee - Big Version

I have followed Eng’s Wanton Mee from the day it was still operating in Dunman Food Centre. A Priest’s friend like it so much that he travels from the west to buy 10 packets at one go and keep it in the freezer and heat it 1 packet at a time.

Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee

After the much-publicised break off at their Tanjong Katong outlet, the dust finally settles. However, the competition remains fierce. The late Mr Ng children have found a suitable location (where Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh branch in Tanjong Katong used to be) and open up Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee (“Eng CS”).

Menu

Menu

When you enter Eng CS, you feel that the set up of the shop almost the old shop. Even the order chit has the familiar feel to it.

Part of the Dining Area

LD and I both ordered the dry wantan mee. The big ($5.50) for me and small ($4.50) for her. The presentation remains the same, except for the colour of the plate. The portion is huge and the noodle is thick, cooked to QQ (al-dente), springy and bouncy. Although I did not put any chilli in mine, you can still taste the solid umami flavour bursting from the pork essence in the oil. The char siew is sweet and moist, although it uses lean meat.

Dry Wantan Mee - Big Version

The Noodle

LD generously squeeze the chilli sauce, according to her, it is still spicy as ever. The pork lard and cut green pickled chillies are self-service, so you can always have as much pork lard till your heart or stomach content.

Dry Wantan Mee - Big Version with Super Hot Chilli
Chilli Sauce, Cut Chilli and Pork Lard

This time around we order the Wantan Soup ($3) instead of the fried wantan. The clear broth has a familiar soup base like Hong Kong wanton mee, that uses dried prawn as the soup base. The wantan is firm, springy and juicy. Don’t expect any prawns inside, as the fillings are all pork.

Wantan Soup - Small

The wantan fillings

One thing for sure, the service here is very friendly and polite from the time you enter until the time you leave. When we make the payment, the lady at the counter also asks us, if everything is all right. I later found out that she is the daughter of the late Mr Ng.

Overall, we sure like Eng’s Char Siew Wanton Mee. The quality remains the same, yet the improvement in service make us feel welcome. The wantan mee is delicious and still carry the same flavour as the last time. We’ll definitely come back for more wantan mee and try new items on their menu. Cheers!!

Food & Drinks: 7.5/10 
Value: 8.25/10

Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 6.5/10
Budget per Person: S0 - $10, $11 - $25

Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee
248 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437036

T: +65 8798 6088
IG: @Engscharsiewwantanmee
OH: Daily 10.30 – 20.45
Closed on Alternate Monday (See their FB and IG page for details)


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