Sunday, August 30, 2020

Koung Wanton Mee @ JEM - Popular Wanton Mee In Geylang Comes To The West


Having its roots grown deep in the east since 1964, Koung’s Wanton Mee has reached another milestone with the opening of its 2nd outlet at JEM, reaching out to the Westies. To my knowledge, this Singapore-style wanton mee is loved by both locals and tourists alike, as all its ingredients are made from scratch, even for the egg noodles.


Wanton Mee 3.5/5

The signature Wanton Mee ($4.80) is available in both soup and dry versions ($4.80), and the latter comes in either a blend of fried chilli paste and premium dark or light soya sauces aka black or white. To make the noodles even more scrumptious, there is free flow of lards to top the noodles, on top of what's already in it. The egg noodles are specially made to be slightly thicker to hold the sauce, but I find it slightly too stiff for my liking. That said, it provides a more mouth-filling texture than the thinner noodles. The Wantons were well cooked, with very soft and slippery skin which I love, and the Char Siew had a good ratio of fats and lean meat. It is also available as a side dish ($5), exclusive to this outlet.


To complete your wantons experience, order the Fried Wantons ($4/$5). The juicy filling stands out even more against its extra crisp skin.

Dumpling Soup 4.5/5

An item to highlight is the Dumplings Soup ($4/$5/$6). The minced pork, shrimp and chestnut seemed to be in a perfect ratio to one another, as each one was succulent and tender, with a refreshing crunch. The soup was light and fragrant, which is also a key to the overall enjoyment of the dish.

Fried Ngoh Hiang 2.5/5

Another side dish that is exclusive to this new outlet is the Fried Ngoh Hiang ($5.80). While it is meaty and deep-fried to a crispy golden brown exterior, the filling's texture and flavour still lack the standard of a good one compared to many other places.


Local Desserts 3.8/5

Round off your meal with some local desserts at $2 each - Green Bean Soup, Black Glutinous Rice and Barley with Ginko. We tried both Green Bean Soup and Barley with Ginko, and I was pleasantly surprised by the thick consistency of the desserts, in comparison to the usual watered-down versions I have gotten elsewhere.

Words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Koung Wanton Mee
50 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 608549
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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