When I was at Truly Curry Rice the other day, I noticed there was a long queue outside Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (鸿记面食家) patiently waiting to savour the plate of wanton mee from the stall. Since I have already came all the way down to Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre, I might as well check out what is so good about Hong Ji's wanton mee.
After queuing for a good 25 minutes, I finally got my hand on the plate of Char Siew Wanton Mee ($3/$4). When I received my plate of wanton mee, in a moment of eagerness to dig into it I forgot to pay for it. The auntie was very patient and politely reminded me after I helped myself to the pork lards.
Char Siew Wanton Mee 3.5/5
So how did the plate of Char Siew Wanton Mee fare ? The noodles was firm and springy with a nice bite. Sad to say that is all about it that I found memorable. Both the char siew and chilli sauce were lacklustre. I find it hard to explain to myself the reason for the snaking queue.
Wanton Soup 4/5
The cloudy Wanton Soup ($3) was flavourful and robust. The wanton skin was smooth and thin. The filling was rather flavourful and well marinated too.
Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (鸿记面食家)
Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre
79 Telok Blangah Drive
Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah (CC Line)
Sat-Thu: 7am - 7pm
(Closed on Fri)
1) Alight at Telok Blangah MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge to the other side of the road. Cut across block 45 to Telok Blangah Drive. At Telok Blangah Drive, turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]