Friday, July 26, 2013

Boon Kee Wanton Noodle @ Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre


I actually wanted to check out the popular Lor Mee at Clementi Central but it was not opened hence I went walked over to Clementi block 448 Market and Food Centre to have my breakfast instead. After walking around the food centre, I decided to join the queue at Boon Kee Wanton Noodle for my breakfast.

Wanton Noodle Dry and Soup

From my observation, it seems like this is a family run stall. Besides the 2 old folks that is helping out at the stall which I suspect is the parent, it is quite hearten to see 2 young gentlemen probably in their mid 20 to early 30 years of age running the stall. One is at the front, taking orders and payment while the other is inside the stall cooking the noodles.

Wanton Noodle Dry 2.8/5

What stood out for the plate of Wanton Noodle Dry ($2.50/$3.00) is the eggy and springy noodles that has a good bite to it. The sauce and char siew was quite average. In fact I found the char siew serving was rather pathetic.

Wanton Noodle Soup 3/5

The Wanton Noodle Soup ($2.50/$3.00) fared much better to the dry version with the light and refreshing soup allowing the noodles and wanton to be the highlight of the dish. The wanton with its delectable pork filling stands shoulder with other popular wanton noodle stalls.

While I find the wanton noodle rather average and does not have its own unique character, it is interesting to know that Boon Kee Wanton Noodle has always been able to attract a long queue eager to try their wanton noodle. Are you a fan of their wanton noodle, what makes you like it?

Boon Kee Wanton Noodle
Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre
Bllk 448 Clementi Ave 3
Singapore 120448
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 630am - 415pm

1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards the bus stop and turn right to the cluster of HDB blocks behind. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]


  1. I grew up eating this but after I grew up, I started asking myself why do I keep eating this during my childhood?

    I find the wanton mee just normal. The wanton is too tiny while the char siew lacklustre.

    1. I agreed with u about the average food, still puzzled with the queue. Maybe back then they were more generous with the parents running the stall.

  2. I find it so so only. I don't understand why there is long queue for this ? My favorite at Clementi Market gotta be Soon Lee porridge.

    1. Hi Royston, I agreed with you and thats what exactly I felt and mentioned in my blog.

  3. As of mid-2018, after the Clementi food centre was closed for a month for repairs and painting and then reopened, I can declare that the Boon Kee wanton noodle's standard has dropped a lot.

    I've lived in the town for almost four decades and ate the wanton noodles at this stall countless times... I can instinctively tell the difference at the first bite.

    I surmise that rent had increased after the renovation (what, you think the govt upgrades food centres just for fun?), so not only did the food prices increase, but the brilliant folks at Boon Kee sought to bring down costs by cutting corners.

    It's such a shame.

    The biggest casualty of Clementi has been undoubtedly the famous 'Tanglin Halt Western Food' stall, closed for good in mid-2017, replaced by a subpar chwee kway stall.