威记面家 Wei Ji Noodle House Wanton Mee @ Chinatown Complex

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Sick of having the same old usuals at Chinatown Complex, I walked around the food centre, hoping to uncover something new for lunch when I stumbled upon Wei Ji Noodle House (威记面家).

Hidden at a inconspicuous part of the complex, business is sluggish - or at least that's what it appears to be - when I was there just before noon. This is a striking contrast to the other stalls just round the corner.

Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try and ordered myself a plate of Wanton Mee.

The person taking my order is quite aloof who made no effort to take my order even though I was standing there in front of the stall for a good whole minute.

I had to take the initiative to call out to him what I wanted. Even then, there was no communication between us during the entire transaction as I am the only one doing all the talking.

I wonder is that part of the reason for the lack of business?

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Wanton Mee (SGD3)

Tossing my noodles, I realized the sauce is very plain which I guess is just a simple concoction of pork lard oil and soy sauce. However, it taste surprisingly yummy to me!

This Wanton Mee tastes absolutely better than its looks.

I am very excited with this discovery!

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Wantons

There are about 4 or 5 boiled Wantons. I totally forgot to count because I am too excited about the noodles! The minced pork is not too heavily marinated and is quite enjoyable with the crunchy water chestnuts.

The Verdict?
My ratings: 3/5

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Char Siew

Although there are not a lot of Char Siew, at least the pieces are not paper thin. The Char Siew is tender with bits of fat and the charred edges that I like. I could taste the sweetness of the marinade unlike some tasteless Char Siew out there.

The Verdict?
My ratings: 3/5

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Springy noodles with a good bite

As for the noodles, they are springy with the eggy fragrance. I simply love the noodles coated with the simple sauce. Less is more, I think.

Then there are quite a bit of finely diced pork lard which lend some fragrance to the noodles.

The Verdict?
My ratings: 3.5/5

I am quite delighted with the discovery of Wei Ji Noodle House even though the noodles impressed me more than the service itself.   


WEI JI NOODLE HOUSE 威记面家
335 Smith Street
Chinatown Complex
#02-35
Singapore 050335

Telephone: -
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 7am - 3.30pm, Sat - Sun 7am - 4pm, Mon closed

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GVmbV
GPS Coordinates: 1.2818383,103.8424952


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