Pontian Wanton Noodles @ SS15, Subang Jaya – When the Tomato Sauce comes into Play …December 22, 2010 | 8,996 views
Pontian Wanton Mee – Comes in 3 different sizes; the smallest size being the “S” priced at RM4.00/USD1.30 seemed to be enough for a light dinner. Bouncy, egg noodles without the curls.
WHAT?! Wanton Mee again ah? Wait wait, Before you go and throw tantrums over Motormouth’s tiresome ordeal of seeking for dinner every single night, bear in mind that in KL (generally), a few types of street food tend to stand out amongst the crowd.
Of course, let’s not take into consideration the various Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun, Kai See Hor Fun (Chicken Kuey Teow Soup) or Penang Char Kuey Teow. Those imitators/emulators never failed to amaze me. Not so much for the authenticity but more for their tenacity. In other words; thick-skinned. But let’s not digress.
The ambience should be sufficient to calm a child with ADHD down in an instance. Or maybe not.
And can you imagine this was already my third or fourth wantan mee experience in KL? In a matter of 3 weeks, I have already ventured a few places, and ended up with more or less the same stuff.
Mostly noodles, there was one day when I had pan mee TWICE in a day! Silly me for waltzing in a cool manner without realizing that the shop sells only pan mee. Better let the instincts lead the way, rather than the hunger pangs. Anyway for today folks, let’s see what this specific Pontian Wanton Noodles (with 60 years of history, no less!) in SS15 of Subang Jaya managed to dish up ….
Their pickled green chillies are good. Very tangy, sometimes resulting in cringing moments when biting into them.
Pontian is a district down south in Johor. Naturally, when you’re doing business down under in Peninsula, what better way to market your brand than to the neighbours? 🙂
And since, Pontian Wanton Noodles House have expanded to 6 outlets in Singapore alone, and another five in Malaysia; two of them in Johor while another three in the Klang Valley. Not bad, given the fact that I have not heard about Pontian wanton mee (yeah, my coverage’s not extensive until that level …. unless I’m a full time food reviewer, then that’s different) until Axian featured one stall in his new show; Axian Food Adventures on AEC.
Yup, a bowl of wanton mee with char siew (barbecued pork slices), two fried wanton and two wanton in soup cost only RM4.00, in an air-conditioned outlet no less.
The point that managed to captivate my interest was that the wanton mee on in Pontian is usually served in a mix of chili and tomato sauce.
Yes my dear readers …. I am still sober and I did mention TOMATO sauce. Brings a whole new meaning to Asian pasta now, doesn’t it? 🙂
The one with tomato sauce, strange as this may sound but the combination actually complemented each other well.
Naturally, curiosity kills the cat. And this time around, thankfully the wacky mash-up did not. In fact, the tangy tomato sauce coating the strands of egg noodles lent a sour tinge to the noodles; punctuated with a slight sweetness; almost tarty.
Awkward during the first slurp, but the moist ensemble tasted moreish; partially due to the savouriness imparted by the combination of sauces. The other bowl with chili and black (dark soy sauce) tasted a little mundane in comparison, though that’s their signature combination. But take note that the heat was kicked up a few notches, so if you’re one who sweats buckets or with IBS, better refrain from putting your alimentary tract to the test.
Dumplings in soup; with minced pork filling but gone in a bite.
To fuel the bodies with enough protein, we loaded up with some fried dumplings too. Served with the customary chili sauce and a dollop of mayonnaise.
The cuts of Char Siew were too lean, and none of those glistening, caramelized and charred edges that I have grown to love when it comes to KL’s best options (Meng Kee is slightly over-rated, while Famous Seremban Favourites remains one of the better ones). Forgettable.
The tiny morsels of wanton in soup, and some deep-fried to a crispy finish were passable. Not bad, but definitely not some of the best. Since the nibbles of meat was barely sufficient to justify thorough sampling, we ordered an extra plate of fried wanton (RM4.00/USD1.30 for 10 pieces) to share.
Tao Suan; a classic ‘tong sui’ rarely found in Malaysia nowadays. Yellow/mung bean soup is what our neighbours down south call this, and supposedly you can only find this in Singapore. Not anymore though. Those floating pieces were chopped you tiao (fried cruellers)
The dinner went well, and though I can’t proclaim their wanton noodles as the best in KL (hardly can find one that can satisfies every single palate now, right?) but I shall return for second servings in the future. Since SS15 is pretty near to my place, and the abundance of eateries there sound like a whole new playground for Motormouth to satiate his inner cravings. 🙂
See the fine prints? Handmade noodle very tasty, no preservatives, takeaway noodle won’t soft ….
PONTIAN WANTON NOODLES
No 45, Jalan SS15/4,
Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia.
Telephone : 603-5631 1044.
Think they’re opened from morning until night, about 11pm+.
GPS Coordinates : 3.076416,101.589521
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