Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wonton Mee (Noodle)云吞面

What are everyone’s childhood food memories? Mine would definitely include this wonton noodle. My mum was a schoolteacher, one of the student’s dad owned a wonton mee stall nearby, and it was the best in town. Dad would buy them for us every weekend when he went to the market. It was delish served with lots of pickled green chillies. I haven’t found one locally that even come close comparatively to the one in my memory. I’d just have to make it myself!

Ingredients (serves 4)
Fresh egg noodles (buy from Asian grocery shop) 4 bundles
A bunch of Chinese greens (I used choi sum)
300g of bought BBQ pork, sliced

For the sauce
4 tbsp oyster sauce
4 tbsp kecap manis
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the wontons
A packet of fresh wonton skin
300g pork mince
100g canned water chestnuts (finely diced)
1 clove of garlic, finely diced
3 tbsp finely diced celery
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
2 tbsp light soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1.          Mix all the ingredients for the pork mince together and marinate for at least 30mins.
2.          Wash and prepare the vegetables. Blanch them in boiling water until cooked, drain.
3.          Blanch the noodles in the boiling water until cooked, rinse in cold water, drain.
4.          Wrap the wontons (see step by step pictures below), then plunge them into a pot of clean boiling water, the wontons will be cooked when they float. Fish them out and set aside.
5.          Mix the sauce up and place a big dollop at the bottom of each serving bowl.
6.          Plunge the noodles back in the boiling water you used to cook the wontons in to reheat them, drain and plop them on top of the sauce.
7.          Mix the sauce through the noodles with tongs or chopsticks.
8.          Carefully place the vegetables, sliced BBQ pork and cooked wontons on top of the noodles to serve.

Place 1 heaped tsp of pork mince mix in the centre of the wonton wrapper.

Wet the edges with water, fold in half into a triangle.

Bring the top two corners together, wet with water and stick them together.

This is how it looks on the flip side.


  1. This defines childhood memories and comfort food :D In fact there's nothing better when it is raining outside I'm convinced! :)

  2. My dear sis, that wantan mee in Malacca is still selling wantan mee till today

  3. Next time you come back I bring you to eat wantan mee lah.... Your brother.

    By the way, I am using your blog to do some off page SEO!!!!


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