Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Food Centre at block 210 is a local food haven with many choices and sometime it can be a dilemma what to eat. Besides Lai Fa Carrot Cake which I tried in my previous visit, another worthy stall to check out is Hougang Meng Kee Wanton Noodle.
Wanton Mee 3.5/5
The local version of Wanton Mee ($2.50) is different from the Hong Kong style. The local version is usually tossed in a sweet sauce, served with slices of char siew, a few wantons and some greens. Some stalls may add fried wanton for a more generous offering.
Wanton Mee 3.5/5
4 factors determine whether a plate of wanton mee is good or not for me. First is the noodles. It must be springy with a bite. Second the sauce must be able to complement the noodles. Third the char siew has to be good and lastly the wanton stuffing needs to be flavourful and has a silky smooth skin.
Hougang Meng Kee Wanton Noodle scores well for most of the criteria. The noodles were springy and it goes well with the sauce. The char siew has a bit on the dry side but still a decent portion was served. The wanton stuffing was passable but not to shout for with a nice silky smooth skin.
Hougang Meng Kee Wanton Mee may not be the best of what I have eaten. It is definitely above average and managed to satisfy my craving during my visit.
Hougang Meng Kee Wanton Noodle
Blk 210 Market and Food Centre
Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8
Nearest MRT: Braddell (NS Line), Toa Payoh (NS Line)
1) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Braddell MRT station (Stop ID 52171). Take bus no. 59. Alight 2 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 9 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Braddell MRT station (Stop ID 52171). Take bus no. 232. Alight 2 stops later. Cut across Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Park. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 10 mins. [Map]
3) Alight at Toa Payoh MRT station Take Exit D. Walk to bus stop opposite Toa Payoh station (Stop ID 52181). Take bus no. 153 or 105. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 15 mins. [Map]