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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Johor Best Food 098 Countdown 2018. KL Wanton Mee @ 金山楼云吞面

金山楼云吞面 | 3, Jalan Seri Impian 1, Taman Impian Emas, Skudai | 8am - 9pm (Thurs off)

金山楼云吞面 is the go to place in Johor for KL style wanton mee.


Lots of people had the same idea this Christmas Eve morning.


The little, bare bones shop lot eatery was full house with many local families. It's the everyday things like this which we think nothing of at the time, that later make us miss home when we are far away overseas.


Owner DakSern founded 金山楼云吞面 in 2011 after working in Kuala Lumpur where he fell in love with the wanton mee there.


金山楼云吞面 make their own chicken egg noodles at the shop.

The noodles are heavy and cooked to al dente doneness. The noodles are tender but have a light spring and subtle firmness to the bite.

We had our noodles in a blend of dark sauce and lard (which is characteristic of KL style wanton mee). The savouriness and lard flavours are slightly toned down compared to those in KL. Still, it is very flavoursome and likable.


One of the signatures of KL wanton mee is the luscious fatty char siew. 金山楼云吞面 serves the best char siew among Johor wanton mee shops (as Johor wanton mee is traditionally served with thin slices of almost dry, lean meat char siew). I mean, best, if fatty char siew is also your idea of good char siew (I like it this way 😄).


The char siew with a high proportion of fat is served in thick slices (which I like) so it is soft and juicy. The marinade sauce is savoury sweet but not as savoury or sweet as the KL version. The natural porky taste is also less pronounced than those in KL.

I can't find anything like this at other wanton mee shops in Johor.


Tasty bone stock broth with a bit of minced pork inside. The wantons were thumb size, smooth and soft but there is just slight savoury sweetness (without sesame oil flavour).


If you like must have a little spicy kick in your wanton mee (even though that is not the KL style), toss in a bit of this sambal chili in your noodles. It is superb. The sambal chili has lots of dried shrimps in it and it tastes savoury sweet spicy. So good, I was eating it on its own.


4-Star (out of 5). If you are a fan of KL style wanton mee, you can get a good version of it at Jin Shan Lou 金山楼云吞面 in Impian Emas, Johor Bahru. 金山楼云吞面 make their own egg noodles and roast their own fatty cut char siew.


Prices are very reasonable too (we paid RM19.50 for all our food and drinks today).

I stumbled upon one of DakSern's sifu while food spotting in Kuala Lumpur 👈 click here

My previous visit to 金山楼云吞面 👈 click here


Restaurant name: Kedai Makanan Wantan Mee Jin Shan Lou 金山楼云吞面
Address: Jalan Seri Impian 1, Taman Impian Emas, Skudai, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.542904,103.681824 
Tel016-660 5498
Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm (closed on Thursday) 

Non Halal  

Date visited: 24 Mar 2014  

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