Ho Seng Kee has a unique style of wanton noodles which to it's many fans is synonymous with JB wanton mee.
After decades in Taman Century, Ho Seng Kee moved into City Square mall last year (just beside the JB CIQ). Started as a stall 80 years ago at Jalan Meldrum, the shop in City Square is run by third generation owner Elton Ho.
Ho Seng Kee is on level 6 (the roof level) of Johor Bahru City Square. The food court and Japan Street are also on level 6.
Inside Ho Seng Kee, the decor is contemporary, bright, simple and comfortable.
The noodles come with different options of sauces from "original" to spicy, "black" to soup. I opted for "original" with chili sauce on the side in a plastic dish.
One bite into Ho Seng Kee's house made egg noodles and all of us would agree that it is unique. Many would even say that it is the best. The egg noodles are flat and slender with a nice bouncy tender crunch to the bite.
I like the original sauce with is basically lard, sesame oil, oil and a bit of light soy. It's the sauce that allows me to focus on the subtle flavours of Ho Seng Kee's noodles.
If you opt for the house blended chili sauce, it has a sweet savouriness with a lingering sharp sting. It's hot. It also has an interesting fruity zing from secret ingredients.
Ho Seng Kee's wantons are good sized. The minced pork is finely grounded and packed densely, quite unlike the traditional wanton in texture and flavour. Personally, I prefer the old school spongy texture with sesame oil and pepper marination.
The char siew slices are thin and quite dry. Slight savoury sweet flavour.
The medium body bone broth is savoury sweet.
We also had the soup version.
The same bouncy soft crunchy noodles, now more slurpy and slippery with the savoury sweet soup.
The wanton skin wrapping a tasty fresh shrimp and minced pork is smooth and quite thick.
👉 Our total bill for two bowls of wanton mee with drinks came to RM23.90. A premium price for wanton mee but the service was good, environment nice and it's quality egg noodles only available from Ho Seng Kee.
Restaurant name: Ho Seng Kee 何成記 云吞面世家
Address: Level 6, Johor Bahau City Square Mall, Jalan Wong Ah Fook
GPS: 1°27'43.2"N 103°45'51.9"E | 1.462015, 103.764422
Tel: 012 710 7140
Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Date visited: 3 Dec 2016
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