Thursday, 26 January 2012

Pontian Wanton Mee (in Taman Century, JB not in Pontian) Near KSL Mall, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

I am seriously not a fan of those American fast food chains but I did fall for their colourful and attractive shop fronts. Once in the US, I was so thrilled by the beautiful shop fronts of the different fast food chains that I was led to believe that I was in some sort of foodie's paradise. So I tried out the different fast foods on offer. After just 2 days of fast food for my daily 3 meals, the salt, sugar, trans fat, preservatives and unknown chemicals made me feel that my heart was about to stop at anytime.

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 noodles are of the thicker type, crunchy and springy. It is as good as any of JB's best wanton noodles. The noodles come pre-stirred and coated with a thin layer of that characteristic Pontian style of tangy ketchup, chili and dark soy blended sauce.

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)
GPS: 1.483433,103.760349
Hours: 24 hours
Non Halal

Date visited: 26 Jan 2012

1 comment:

  1. I ate this before in KL, I like the chilli flavour. And we always order an extra plate of the fried wantans.

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