Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Classic Wan Tan Mee

Koon Kee Restaurant.
Petaling Street Area,
Kuala Lumpur.

Visited this shop recently. It was really a re-visit.

Opened almost 60 years ago, they are one of the few 'original' Wan Tan Mee shops in Kuala Lumpur City.

This traditional dish from Southern China is usually prepared with a rich soup stock. It is then served with fresh Wan Tan, Char Siew (Barbecued Pork strips) and Kai See (shredded chicken meat). Eventually, many preferred the 'dried' version now famously known as the "Korn Lo Mee". The 'Wan Tan Mee' lovers will still stick to the soupy original and one can tell if the stall is good just by tasting the soup!
Still cooking at their usual station since opening.
Another follower silently enjoying her favourite!

Tourists abound.
Koon Kee did try out in PJ (Damansara Utama) but failed.

The other one is Ho Weng Kee, which was located in Jalan Petaling, nearer to the Chinese Assembly Hall. Being born and bred in KL, our family and friends have been patronising this outlet. They have closed since but a relative opened one up in SS2, PJ. They are still good!

Since we moved to Klang, we kinda missed this original dish. The ones in Klang are mostly of the dry version. Strangely here in Klang, the Wan Tan is the 'smallest' in the world!!!! Still wondering why?

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