Thursday, 23 August 2018

Uncle Koh Wanton Noodles in Tun Aminah JB. Update 2018 許记云吞面.



Uncle Koh 許记云吞面 was featured in one of the first Johor Kaki blog posts back in early 2012. It is still one of my favourite wanton mee shops because I like their springy house made noodles.




Uncle Koh Tong Fong and wife started a food stall in 1988, in the old Holiday Plaza in Taman Century. During it's heydays, Holiday Plaza was a favourite haunt of Singapore day trippers. Uncle Koh opened his own wanton mee shop here in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah in 2009. I first tasted Uncle Koh's noodles in 2012.



One of the things that I like about Uncle Koh was watching him toss his wanton noodles. It's the quickest way to dry the blanched noodles of residual water.



Today, Uncle Koh's younger son 康 was cooking the noodles. 康 doesn't toss the noodles like Uncle Koh 😄



Uncle Koh's wanton mee come in three flavours - white, black and red.



We had a white which is also known as original flavour 原味 - the noodles are dressed mainly with just lard... so the yellow egg noodles look nude naked plain.



We also had a red which is dressed with lard and also spicy chili sauce.

(Black is dressed with lard and dark soy sauce which is popular with locals.)



In JB, the characteristics of the wantan noodles are a major pull for respective shops' fans. Many shops make their own wanton noodles so they all have discernible differences in texture, taste and aroma. Different noodle characteristics appeal to different folks. Uncle Koh makes his own egg noodles since 1994.

Uncle Koh's fans like his wanton noodles because they are slurpy smooth and have a nice springy texture. Uncle Koh's noodles and sauces were all rather mild tasting and well balanced. There is no lye water taste at all in Uncle Koh's egg noodles.

I like Uncle Koh's soft crunchy wanton noodles but would like it even more if the noodles were dried a bit more (free of residual water). 

Uncle Koh's brother Koh Tong Kia runs another wanton mee shop also called 許记云吞面 in Taman Sri Tebrau which is also one of my favourites.



The char siew was just average (especially when compared to the KL style of wanton mee).



The old school clear soup made by boiling chicken, dried anchovies and soy beans was quite mild savoury sweet tasting. It was familiar and comforting. 

The wanton was just a small tender knob of sweet minced pork marinated with sesame oil wrapped in thin smooth wanton skin.

Read more about Uncle Koh's brother's stall in Sri Tebrau which is also known as 許记云吞面 👈 click



Restaurant name: Restoran Uncle Koh 許记云吞面
Address: 106 Jalan Pahlawan 2, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, Johor
Map: http://g.co/maps/k8sd9 
GPS: 1.521428,103.663516 
Tel: 012 743 4477
Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm (alternate Monday off)

Non Halal  

Date visited: Numerous times since 28 Jan 2012

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