Started our Day 5 in Penang early as we only had this morning left in George Town before we checked out of our hotel. Going for a durian farm stay at Balik Pulau later in the day. So excited! Woohoo!
Decided to have a quick breakfast at this wantan mee place that was located very near from where we stayed. Very unassuming looking eatery that could be easily overlooked. However, I did notice there was a steady flow of customers (mainly the locals) whenever we walked past here in the last few days. Might just be a hidden gem. 🙂
Couldn’t find the shop name as there wasn’t any signboard or anything. Only realised it was called Keng Lan Huat Wantan Mee when I looked up on Google.
Keng Lan Huat Wantan Mee is only open at breakfast time from 6.00am to 11.00am from Mondays to Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays.
Besides wantan mee, they also serve kway teow soup, beehoon soup and dumpling soup.
At RM3.30 for a small portion, this dry wantan mee that came with a side bowl of wantan soup looked pretty substantial.
The noodles were slightly thicker than the usual mee kia. They were springy and had a nice bite. Could taste the flavour of pork lard oil in the sauce too. The chilli sauce on the spoon didn’t have much of a kick. Nonetheless, when everything was mixed up with the char siew, shredded chicken meat, wantan and vegetables, this turned out to be quite tasty. IMO, the noodles was the clear winner.
On the other hand, that bowl of wantan soup was very bland because the soup itself didn’t have much flavour at all. In fact, it was just like plain water. The wantans were decent, though a little peppery in taste.
This might not be the best wantan mee I had but it did have a taste of nostalgia – like an old-school traditional wantan mee that I used to eat when I was little. Also, this was definitely the cheapest wantan mee I found in Penang too. Not bad. Worth a try!
Closed on Sundays