Best wonton mee in Singapore
Wonton mee, or wanton noodles, is a dish of Cantonese origin, but the húntún only got their name in the ancient Tang dynasty of 618 to 907 CE. Traditionally served in a bowl of soup with egg noodles and Chinese broccoli, this dish now sees iterations across Asia, with Thai, Hong Kong, Singaporean, Malaysian, and even Filipino variations. To help you decide, here are the best wonton mee in Singapore.
1. Chef Kang’s Noodle House
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Chef Kang Noodle House is no stranger to fame. The venture by the Michelin-starred chef behind Chef Kang’s Cantonese Restaurant near Farrer Park presents his take on the dumpling noodles. Each bowl of Noodle With Char Siew And Wanton is priced at $6, and comes with a serving of juicy, charcoal-blackened char siew that previously you could only try at his restaurant.
The wonton here is big, filled with black fungus and prawns, and comes in bowls of milky, slightly peppery, pork-based broth. You get to add your own chilli to the dish, and I’d recommend not skipping it. It’s a moreish blend of dried shrimp and other ingredients─eaten with the crisp lard cubes and QQ bamboo noodles, this is certainly a great wonton mee.
Address: 11 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh, Jackson Square, Singapore 319579
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 8am to 4pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 2pm
Tel: 8280 2782
2. Bei-Ing Wanton Mee
This stall has operated out of Roxy Square 1 for a good three decades and more. Bei-Ing Wanton Mee has seen a facelift of its menu and dishes, but the Wanton Noodle ($5/$6) is, at its heart, still a classic dumpling noodle. If you aren’t a fan of meaty wonton, the ones here should be right up your alley. Help yourself to extra servings of pork lard at the counter, should you feel like you need more.
Read our review of Bei-Ing Wanton Noodles!
Address: 50 East Coast Road, #01-64, Roxy Square 1, Singapore 428769
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 10am to 4pm
Tel: 6440 9511
3. Chilli King Wanton Mee
Pay a visit to Chilli King Wanton Mee if you like old-school-style wonton noodles. It comes with the characteristic flame-red char siew that we locals have known all our lives, and that my relatives in Hong Kong shudder to see. Their house-made noodles are noteworthy, as is their signature five levels of spiciness that you can choose from, when you order their wonton mee ($3.50).
Click for our review on Chilli King Wanton Mee!
Address: Block 5 Upper Boon Keng Road, #01-22, Chang Cheng Coffeeshop, Singapore 380005
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 10pm
Tel: 9489 4532
4. Eng’s Wantan Mee
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Eng’s Wantan Mee needs little introduction─the wonton noodles with its signature, extra spicy chilli sauce that comes in squeeze bottles on each table, so you can add as much, or as little, as you like. Family feuding aside, each bowl here is deceptively simple: house-made egg noodles, slightly sweet char siew, and some boiled stalks of vegetables, alongside small, peppery wonton that taste vaguely of sesame oil. It comes in two sizes, priced at $4.50, and $5.50, to which you then add lard, and that chilli sauce.
5. Kok Kee Wanton Mee
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The lard-based chilli sauce, and the almost-soup-like gravy that each plate of Wonton Mee ($5) comes swimming in, is unquestionably what makes Kok Kee, Kok Kee. They used to attract long queues when they used to be Lavender Food Centre, so fans were devastated when the food centre closed, and Kok Kee stopped operations. They’re now back, and although their char siew is still contentiously dry and stringy, all is forgiven when you get a mouthful of that gravy.
Address: 30 Foch Road, #01-02, Singapore 209276
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
6. Cho Kee Noodle
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One of two famous wonton mee stalls at Old Airport Road Food Centre, Cho Kee Noodle started their operations from a pushcart back in the 1960s. The stall is still run by the second and third generations of the original founders. Their Wanton Noodle ($3/$4) and Fried Wanton Noodle ($4/$5) features house-made, additive-free noodles, and come presented in an old-school rooster bowl.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-04, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Sun-Tue 11:30am to 11:30pm, Sat 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 9455 0963
7. Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee
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The other famous wonton noodle stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre is Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee, situated right next to their competitor, and with a much longer history that dates back to the 30’s. Their egg noodles are no longer made in-house but outsourced and made to their exact specifications, supposedly with four times the amount of eggs as regular egg noodles.
Their Wanton Mee ($4/$5) is finished with a fried shallot, lard, and chilli sauce topping, but the cherry on this cake is the Michelin Plate accolade they’ve received from the Michelin Guide Singapore.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-02, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8468 2931
8. Ji Ji Wanton Noodles Specialist
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Walk through Hong Lim Food Complex, and you’ll recognise fellow Ji Ji Wanton Noodles Specialist diners by the odd-shaped purple bowl they’re eating out of. This stall is yet another Michelin Plate recipient, whose sauce mix is said to be a little on the sweet side.
Starting at just $4.50 a bowl, the Ji Ji Signature Char Siew Wanton Noodle comes laden with both boiled, and fried, wonton, char siew, braised mushrooms, vegetables, and their proprietary healthier-choice noodles that are made without ghee.
Address: Block 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-49, Hong Lim Food Complex, Singapore 050531
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 7pm
Tel: 6532 2886
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Laifabar has seen a couple of moves, from its original location within The Scarlet Hotel on Ann Siang, to a stall in the basement food court of Lucky Plaza, and its latest─a standalone shop in Bukit Batok. They pride themselves on using only the freshest of quality ingredients, and a sauce mix that’s made with more than 20 ingredients. They have also gained fame for their bu jian tian char siew: made with prized pork armpit meat, known for its tender, fatty, and slightly chewy texture. Top up $2 to upgrade your char siew to this premium cut when you order your bowl of Wanton Mee ($5.50).
Address: 71 Bukit Batok Crescent, #02-02, Prestige Centre, Singapore 658071
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 3:30pm
Tel: 9021 1102
10. Wen Kang Ji
This relatively new player to the wonton noodle field has been making waves, with comparisons being made to Kok Kee, except with better char siew. Wen Kang Ji burst onto the scene with Golden Mile Food Centre‘s reopening after their three-month-long renovations, and queues for their Wanton Mee ($5) are said to stretch up to an hour-long. If you’re hungry, go for the XXL Jumbo Wanton Mee ($7), which will make the wait more worth your while. They get plus points for only serving bu jian tian char siew.
Read our review of Wen Kang Ji!
Address: 505 Beach Road, #B1-29, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 4pm
11. Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee
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Tiong Bahru is a treasure trove of good food, be it cafes or hawker fare. Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee is one of these options, known for its bright yellow signage. The bu jian tian Premium Cha Shao here is roasted at the stall, in small batches. Go for the Premium Cha Shao Wanton Noodles ($6/$11) if it’s available, or the Wanton Noodle ($4/$5) if that’s out of stock. Sauce-wise, Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee is another Kok Kee comparable, although some say this is richer.
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-30, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs & Sat-Sun 8am to 1:30pm
12. Koung’s Wan Tan Noodles
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Koung’s Wan Tan Noodles has been in business for more than half a century, but it was only last year that second-generation Bernard Koung decided to take his father’s legacy further, setting up shop in the air-conditioned basement food hall in JEM.
This old-school style of Wanton Noodle ($4.80/$5.80 at JEM, $4/$5 at Geylang) is what it is because of their handmade wonton, house-made chilli sauce, and six-hour-roasted char siew. If you prefer black sauce in your wonton mee, do inform the staff when you order!
Address: 205 Sims Ave, Singapore 387506
Opening hours: Mon 8:30am to 7:30pm, Tue-Sun 8am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6748 0305
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-K14, JEM, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
13. Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee
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There’s always a crowd at Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee in Sunshine Plaza, known for their Fried Yun Tun Mee ($4.50/$5.50). It’s super old school, Pontian-style wonton mee that comes tossed in dark soya sauce, with sambal and green chilli on the side, but what people come for is the fried wonton, although these are more wrapper than meat.
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-53, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6835 9212
14. Bee Kee Wanton Noodles
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Wonton mee gets an upgrade at Bee Kee Wanton Noodles with the addition of truffle oil. You can always go for the Original Wanton Noodle ($3.50/$4.50), but the real star of the show is the Truffle Wanton Noodle ($6.50/$8.50). You will get the usual suspects of char siew, deep-fried and boiled wonton, and vegetables, tossed in earthy truffle oil, together with noodles that are thinner, flatter, and springier than your regular mee kia.
15. Fu Shi Traditional Roasted
If you are a fan of KL-style roast meats, head to Fu Shi Roasted to have them alongside your wonton noodles. The Char Siew Wanton Mee With Roast Pork ($6) gives you wonton, char siew, and their showstopping sio bak, all in one bowl. The wonton, and noodles, are the supporting act here.
Read our review of Fu Shi Roasted!
Address: 4 Woodlands Street 12, #01-01/02, Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, Singapore 738623
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 7pm
Tel: 9237 8157
16. 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist
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Yet another roast meat stall, 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist caters to those who prize the meats most in a bowl of wonton noodles. The Wanton Noodles ($4.50) get you some of that glorious char siew, with springy mee kia that leans towards the Hong Kong-style bamboo noodles, dressed with plenty of fried lard.
Address: 308 Lavender Street, Singapore 338814
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8:30am to 8:30pm
Address: 153 Tyrwhitt Road, Qinan Building, Singapore 207566
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 3:30pm
17. Cheng Hui 72 Handmade Wanton Noodle
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Cheng Hui 72 Handmade Wanton Noodle‘s Wanton Noodle ($3.50) is a lesser-known wonton noodle stall that’s tucked in a Seletar Hills coffeeshop. Put in a request to the staff at the stall if you want the KL-style black sauce wonton noodles. As always, lard oil, and fried pork lard, give the wonton mee here that winning X-factor.
Address: 2 Jalan Selaseh, Singapore 808433
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 7am to 3:30pm
18. Fatty Thai
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It’s been a while since any of us has had the opportunity to visit Sabx2 Wanton Noodles in Bangkok, and it’ll be some time before we get to visit again. Scratch that itch locally with Thai wonton mee stalls such as Fatty Thai. The Ba Mee Kiao Moo Dang ($4/$5), as with all Thai wonton noodles, gets its flavour from the lard oil-based sauce that it’s tossed in.
Address: 341 Beach Road, Singapore 199567
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 3pm
Tel: 8767 5727
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KinMoo used to be a restaurant located along Tan Quee Lan Street, but have now moved to Ghim Moh Hawker Centre. This Express stall only serves their fan favourite Thai wonton mee, or Baa Mee Haeng Moo Dang ($4.50), but their full menu is still available for islandwide delivery.
20. Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee
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Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee bears no association to Sabx2 in Bangkok, except that they serve similar, Thai-style wonton noodles. This local rendition ($4/$5/$6) doesn’t have crab meat, but throws in some cured, sliced sausages, in addition to the usual wonton mee inclusions. It’s deceptively colourless, but packed full of flavour from lard oil, and fish sauce, to say the least.
Wonton mee in Singapore
Wonton mee has come a long way. Whichever the interpretation, it is, at its core, a dish of noodles, dumplings, and a finishing sauce. You’ll be able to find wonton mee in any hawker centre, or food court, but give these ones on our list a try!