Thursday, 1 September 2016
Ungku Mohsin Wanton Mee & Laksa 翁姑慕申云吞面.辣沙 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱
Kampung Ungku Mohsin is one of the popular stalls in Johor Bahru serving an old style of wanton mee with tofu and fishballs in addition to the usual wantons and char siew. This is a style I've not seen in Singapore and I've come to love it too.
翁姑慕申云吞面.辣沙是许多新山人喜欢的老字号老味道. 食材新鲜. 店主们用心烹煮. 50年历史, 爱心档口受本地人喜爱. 面弹牙. 酱够味够香. 汤头真材实料. 豆腐云吞, 又鲜又甜. 古早味辣沙也很好吃. Jalan Ungku Mohsin / Jalan Ithnin 交界. 6:30am - 2:00pm.
This well loved stall has been around here in Kampung Ungku Mohsin for over 50 years and have remained famously, simply named Ungku Mohsin wanton mee 翁姑慕申云吞面.
Behind the old school rolling bamboo curtains, it's a nice cool, rustic, laid back space. Furnishings are simple but it is clean and comfortable here.
This stall was founded by the current owner Mr Lee's mum. Mr Lee who is in his 70s is assisted by his children plus a few workers. This is daughter Annie at the stall today.
For RM5, we get a mound of egg noodles dressed with sauce, topped with char siew slices and served with a bowl of soup with wanton, fish balls and tofu.
The egg noodles felt heavy and was done al dente with a nice soft firmness to the bite. I like this kind of weighty noodles.
The dark sauce is laced with lard and house made sambal chili. Lard saturated crispy cracklings were buried between the strands of noodles.
The stall makes these fresh pork lard and crispy aromatic crackly everyday.
The light clear broth has a slight sweet flavour.
The thin wanton skin wraps a small ball of minced fresh pork.
I am a tofu lover and really enjoyed this big fresh tender tofu with a gentle soya bean flavour. There was a piece of fish paste tucked in the tofu.
The clean tasting broth just rely on boiling socket bones, anchovies and all the fish balls, tofu and tau pok for flavours.
This stall serves a popular curry laksa too. Kak Asti proudly showing us the generous amount of ingredients in the pot.
The curry laksa is flavoursome with well balanced savoury spicy sweet flavours and is not overloaded with coconut milk. It is chocked full of tofu, taupok and fish balls.
3-Star Ungku Mohsin wanton mee is one the local favourites because they like this style and it's flavours which has not changed for half a century. I like this because the ingredients are fresh and lovingly prepared so the food is tasty. I like the kampung ambiance and prices are reasonable too.
Restaurant name: Ungku Mohsin Wanton Mee 翁姑慕申云吞面
Address: At the junction of Jalan Ungku Mohsin and Jalan Ithnin, Kampung Ungku Mohsin, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1°30'48.9"N 103°44'25.4"E / 1.513594, 103.740380
Hours: 6:30am to 2:00pm
Date visited: 1 Sep 2016
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