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Flying Wanton Mee @ Seapark Petaling Jaya KL. Epitome of Street Food 飞天云吞面

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We were looking for a parking lot in this dark car park in Section 21, Seapark in Petaling Jaya when buddy Ah Boy said excitedly, "I saw it. Flying wanton mee. He really threw it". Once we were done what we came here for, I suggested we check out the flying wanton stall too. Everyone agreed immediately 😄

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To me this is the epitome of street food.

Mobile stall on wheels at a dark street corner. Flimsy, wobbly folding tables and plastic chairs on the road, itself beside an open drain. Lit only by street lamps, many of which were not working. Cars edged by inches away from our table as we ate, throwing up dust and smoke as it passed. I did not see any furry crawlies scurrying around but will not be surprised at all, if I did.

And then, there is street performance.

Amazing showmanship.


Boss (Lee Wan Hiong) Ah Ho's wanton mee tossing skill is amazing - actually, the best that I have seen so far. We were here for over 30 minutes, and during the whole time, it was perfect score - the balls of noodles tossed two storeys 😱 high and none landed on the floor 😄 Ah Ho's staff's flying wantan mee skills were excellent too 👍

Ah Ho have been running this street side stall for 13 years now.

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I have to admit that I was initially a little skeptical about this or any flying wanton mee. Experience taught me that showmanship and stunts often don't match delivery in taste and flavours.


But, the moment this wanton mee landed on our table, I was wowed by it. The thick cut charcoal grilled char siew slices looked well charred at the edges and the translucent fat looked invitingly juicy.

The egg noodles looked dense and heavy, and the right thickness.

The sauce look dark and loaded with deep layered savoury flavours.


The idea of making the blanched wanton noodles fly is to dry the wet noodles in one fell swoop. Well dried noodles infuse flavours best as there is nothing to dilute the sauce. That's the theory.

Well, the test of the pudding wanton mee is in the eating.

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The heavy dense noodles have a nice al dente springy crunch to the bite. The dark sauce was savoury sweet and laced with fried shallot infused aromatic oil (香油) and lard though the flavour was not as intense and deep as the best KL style wanton mee. (But, that is another story. The old uncle at the now demolished Jalan Imbi Market passed away before I started blogging. I told myself not to let any more great hawkers I know pass without record.) 

Back to this flying wanton mee - I like this more than most WTM in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore or anywhere that I have tried.

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The charcoal grilled, crystal char siew had a nice savoury crisp outside. The marination did not penetrate the tender lean meat much. It was neither overly sweet nor porky, so this is for you if you do not like too sweet and porky char siew.

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The wanton is a simple traditional one - a knob of minced pork marinated with sesame oil, salt and pepper folded in a purse of thin wanton skin.


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The best tasting char siew are the ugliest outside

4-Star (out of 5). I will definitely be back to enjoy this amazing Seapark flying char siew wantan mee and show my friends how charming street food in KL is. It's the whole package - good food, nice folks, the dingiest dusty street side, great value and amazing showmanship. This wanton mee that fly by night is one of my best street food experiences.

There is also a good flying wanton mee in Johor Bahru 👈 click

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Restaurant name: No signposted name but popularly known as "Flying Wanton Mee"

Address Jalan 21/22, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (steps away from myBurgerLab)
GPS3°06'36.9"N 101°37'18.3"E 3.110251, 101.621741
Hours: 6:00pm to 12:00 midnight (Sunday off)


New Address & Hours (effective 9 Mar 2020)

Restaurant name飞天云吞面 Flying Wanton Mee
AddressParamount Kopitiam, 50, Jalan 21/19, Sea Park, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS3°06'35.1"N 101°37'16.8"E 🌐 3.109739, 101.621323
Hours: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

 

Channel News Asia found Ah Ho in 2020

Date visited: 1 Aug 2017 | Reviewed 8 Dec 2021

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