Commonly regarded one of Singapore’s best local foods, wonton mee has enjoyed widespread popularity for good reason. Be it for the noodles, chilli, char siew or the wonton, this simple yet classic dish will continue to remain as one of our favourite and go-to comfort foods in Singapore.
And one of the best places to get some quality wonton mee without breaking the bank is Koung’s Wan Tan Mee. With more than 50 years of history, this family-run eatery is recognised for its skilled execution of all aspects of the wonton mee and we were told that the stall is a hot spot for tourists too.
Excited to have a taste of what Koung’s Wan Tan Mee had to offer, we headed down on a Friday morning to grab a bowl (or two). As for our verdict on their famous wonton mee, read on to find out more.
Koung’s Wan Tan Mee’s operates via a modern ordering system where you will be given a number for your order and collect your food when your order number is flashed on the digital display system.
Do bear in mind that as Koung’s Wan Tan Mee is one of the most well-known wonton mee stalls in Singapore, the waiting time for your food will differ according to the time of your visit. We visited slightly before lunch and waited a reasonable period of 15 to 20 minutes for our food.
Ordering at Koung’s Wan Tan Mee is extremely straightforward as most of their customers flock there for the sole purpose of savouring their Wanton Mee (dry/soup) (S$4). Koung’s Wan Tan Mee also offers you the option of adding extra noodles, ingredients or even both to your Wanton Mee.
What sets Koung’s Wan Tan Mee apart from other wonton mee stalls is the fact that aside from getting their noodles from a supplier, all other ingredients freshly made in-house. Their wonton is handmade, char siew charcoal-grilled daily and the chilli sauce is made from their very own unique recipe.
Their Wanton Mee (dry) will cost you just S$4 and it comes with a decent portion of char siew, noodles and 3 wonton in the bowl of soup on the side. Aside from yearning for a larger portion (because the Wanton Mee was just so tasty), we appreciated the tenderness of the char siew meat and the addition of water chestnuts in the wonton which gave the wonton a slight crunch.
As for their signature chilli sauce, it invoked a sense of familiarity with its sweet yet spicy taste but was yet distinct from the other bowls of wonton mee we’ve enjoyed. We were also glad that Koung’s Wan Tan Mee did not stinge on the portion of chilli sauce which a dream pairing with the noodles.
Overall, we dare say that Koung’s Wan Tan Mee is one of the better wonton mee stalls in Singapore. The stall owners were friendly and we didn’t really have any bones to pick with the composition or taste of their signature Wanton Mee (S$4).
If you are planning to drive down to Koung’s Wan Tan Mee, do note that parking spaces are rather limited.
Koung’s Wan Tan Mee
200 Sims Avenue, Geylang Lorong 21A,
Tel: +65 6748 0305
Mon: 9am – 8pm
Tue to Sun: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Aljunied