Since that time, fast food chains with loud, colourful shop fronts are an automatic turn off for me.
That's why I have never stepped into any of these colourful, air conditioned, orderly, spic and spank Pontian Wanton Noodle shops. It reminds me too much of those American fast food chains.
Today, on the fourth day of Chinese New Year when all my favourite food shops remained closed, it was business as usual at Pontian Wanton Noodle.
Since my only other options were foreign fast food, and I was really hungry, I reluctantly stepped into Pontian Wanton Noodles. I am so glad that I did.
|This medium size set costs RM6.30|
The sauce is slightly spicy, quite sweet, and a little tangy and sourish. It doesn't have that usual sesame oil flavour of the old Cantonese style of wanton noodle sauce. This variation is quite delightful and highly palatable. For people who are not fans of the sesame taste and smell, Pontian could be the style of wanton mee for you.
These crispy fried wantons are very popular.
The boiled wantons have a nice sesame fragrance. Those who don't like the sesame taste and smell, can always pass these to your willing companions ;P
Pontian style wanton noodle is a pleasant and delicious variation to the usual wanton mee. Now I am motivated to go to Pontian to try out how it tastes like at the source.
Restaurant name: Pontian Wantan Noodles
Address: 141, Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, Johor Bahru (numerous branches/ franchises in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and also Singapore)
Hours: 24 hours
Date visited: 26 Jan 2012