Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Flying Wanton Mee @ Seapark Petaling Jaya. Epitome of Street Food

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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, "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. 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 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 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 stories 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 7 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 often don't match delivery.


But, the moment this wanton mee landed on our table, I was wowed by it. The thick cut 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 flavours.


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 crunch to the bite. The dark sauce was savoury sweet and laced with 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 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 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 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.

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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)

Non Halal

Date visited: 1 Aug 2017

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