Friday, 18 May 2012

Wantan Mee with Lard @ Restoran Chan Meng Kee, SS2

This was an accidental find as I was actually heading to Ho Weng Kee for some wantan mee fix after many years of not patronising the famous shop. When I reached, Ho Weng Kee was missing but in its place was this place called Chan Meng Kee O.O It looked exactly the same as Ho Weng Kee used to albeit with newer furniture and since it sold wantan mee, we went in anyway.
Shop Front
Simple Menu
There is a simple menu on the wall with English and Chinese text. Good for bananas like me!
Dry Char Siu Wantan Mee (RM 5.50)
Do not look down on this plate of normal-looking wantan mee! Once you start mixing the noodles, you will uncover lots of crispy deep-fried lard which adds something extra to common char siu mee. The char siu are barbecued to a nice dark colour with glistening caramelised skin. The char siu here are generally more fatty and the springy noodles are a tad oily so health-activists should stay far, far away from this place...they'll probably get a heart attack just by looking at the cholesterol-laden plate =P The wantans are bite-sized with springy meat. The soup has sufficient flavour instead of being a plain vegetable and pepper stock.
Comparison between large and small noodles
The only difference between small and large servings is the quantity of noodles. Doesn't look like there are extra slices of char siu =.=
Sui Kow (RM 6)
The sui kow are springy and "crunchy" and quite plump. Good snack.
I know SS2 is notorious for its lack of parking space but do reward yourself after a jog on weekends with a yummy plate of char siu wantan mee infused with pork oil and crunchy lard =)
PawPoints: 5 Paws
Pawket: Dough
Restoran Chan Meng Kee
32 Jalan SS 2/66
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012 688 1972
Tue - Sun: 8.30am - 3pm


  1. Ho Weng Kee tasted better for sure.

    1. Haha actually I think all wantan mee taste almost the same but for sure Ho Weng Kee and this one are one of the best around :D