Eng’s Wanton Mee at Dunman Road Centre moved over to 287 Tanjong Katong Road and rebranded themselves as Eng’s Noodle House sometime mid 2012.
Will not be talking much about its history as it found in many websites, I will talk about the food here instead and that it is one of my preferred wanton noodles place here in Singapore.
However I must say, I miss the Malaysian version of wanton noodles that come in the black thick soy sauce, sesame oil and others, that no one here in Singapore has managed to replicate it. Dry wanton noodles, with ketchup? WHAT?!
A peek at the order chit and prices of the food at Eng’s Noodle House to give you an idea of what you might be paying for your meal. To me, the small bowl of noodles is not really enough for me although I’m quite petite so I will choose the large.
The wanton noodles already come with pork wanton, thinly sliced lean cha siew and plenty of choy sum.
Between the two, I would prefer the dry one as you can put the chili paste into your noodles.
Warning, not for the faint hearted!!
Eng’s has got their noodles quality and texture all down to a science. Springy, chewy and not soggy all at the same time, I suspect it’s the homemade quality of it that really gives it a difference. My Mother in Law enjoys Eng’s wanton noodles very much and was very happy we brought her here when she and Father in Law visited.
I personally didn’t find the soup too salty, but it was flavourful. The wanton or pork dumplings were tasty as well and didn’t have the distinct “porky” or “artificial” taste as most wanton out there might have.
The cha siew was quite a winner as well. While it doesn’t steal the show or take the highlight away from the noodles, it is in fact a perfect accompaniment to the noodles. One great thing is that Eng’s Noodle House does not serve fatty pork, but lean thinly sliced cha siew to its patrons. That (lean pork), to me, is a win.
Aside from the noodles (we ordered 4 big bowls today), we had some vegetables and another bowl of soupy wanton to share.
And to wash all that yummy goodness down, we each had a mug of either iced water chestnut or lime juice. Brilliant for such hot, stuffy, humid, hazy Singapore!
Recommended when you’re around the area and you feel like having some carbs, but not worth it driving all the way here in search for this. The other wanton place that I feel would be a close fight and a recommendation as well, is the Fei Fei Wanton Mee at 62 Joo Chiat Place.
Maybe next time round we’ll bring the in laws to Fei Fei.