My thanks to Joell Choo from 吃的平台 foodie Facebook Group who first shared about 锦旺 wanton mee stall at 新天满 kopitiam in Permas Jaya. This is not the usual wanton noodles but it is one that I would make a special trip just to eat it.
Restaurant name: 锦旺雲吞面 wanton mee stall
Address: Stall in 新天满 Xin Thianman kopitiam, Jalan Permas 4/4, Taman Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
GPS: 1.505801, 103.823028 / 1°30'20.9"N 103°49'22.9"E
Hours: 6:30 am to 1:30 pm (closed on alternate Thurs)
新天满 is a busy neighbourhood kopitiam in Permas Jaya with many hawker stalls which I would like to come back to try.
锦旺 is one of the stalls at 新天满 and it serves wanton noodles, shrimp dumpling noodles and chicken feet noodles.
Mr Loong who looks younger than his 70 years had been tending to this wanton mee stall with his wife for over 20 years at 新天满 kopitiam.
This black coloured char siew in thick gooey sauce is 锦旺's signature. Mr Loong makes it everyday by stewing thick bands of lean pork in a special blend of soy sauce and other ingredients.
The black char siew is cut into thin slices.
Mr Loong is very proud of his stock which is made by boiling chicken/ feet/ bones and anchovies for many hours.
锦旺's popular wanton noodles with their special stock and char siew sauce blend, and slices of char siew.
I enjoyed the egg noodles cooked soft al dente and tossed in the savoury sweet blend of chicken/ anchovy stock and syrupy char siew sauce.
The thin slices of tender char siew were savoury sweet.
The wantons and soup were the traditional type with tender pork mince with sesame oil and anchovy flavours.
Traditional fried chicken feet braised in a blend of soy sauce and mushrooms.
Shrimp dumpling 水饺 soup.
锦旺's shrimp dumplings are make a-la-minute only when there is an order. The dumplings were sweet and soft with bits of crunchiness from water chestnuts and wood ear fungus.
The crunchy pickled green chili with light soy sauce.
I appreciate it that many things including the chili pickle are made fresh at the stall.
锦旺 is a wanton mee stall which I will make a special trip for.
->> This is a unique wanton mee stall with it's special signature "black" char siew. Everything else on this plate of wantan mee from the tossing sauce, springy egg noodles to the savoury broth and meaty wantans are also good.
Date visited: 6 Jul 2015
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