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#B1-09, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
 
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Hailing from Pon Tian, the franchised outlets available island wide serves to offer good wanton mee at reasonable prices.

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207 NEW UPPER CHANGI ROAD
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443 PASIR RIS DRIVE 6
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201 TAMPINES STREET 21
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726 CLEMENTI WEST STREET 2
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925 YISHUN CENTRAL 1
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100 HOUGANG AVENUE 8
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209 HOUGANG STREET 21
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248 SIMEI STREET 3
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(Updated: October 19, 2012)

Wanton Abandon

This little place hidden behind Centrepoint at Cuppage is one of the few late night food options on Orchard Rd. The tastiness of the fare can be a bit hit and miss, depending on the auntie doing the cooking.

I like that this somewhat dingy eatery is full of character, with graffiti scrawled all over the walls and furniture, loud, cheery auntie staff and ladies of the night from the upstairs KTVs dropping by for take-aways. The Cineleisure branch is a bit more sanitized but serves much the same fare.

I eat there often enough to have learnt the lingo: Da Hong (Big Red) means the $4 bowl with only chilli, Xiao Hei (Small Black) means the $3.50 bowl with only dark soya sauce, Hei Hong (Black Red) means a mix of dark soya sauce and chilli.

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Oh My Tian

Wanton noodles in Singapore were usually served in tomato sauce - not the way I had them when I was a kid in Malaysia. When I discovered Pontian, I was ecstatic at finding a close replica of what Penang usually offers.

The noodles at Pontian are served in dark soya sauce, which gave the dish a slightly salty, but mostly sweet flavour. A generous number of wantons are served on the side as well, some fried and some in a soup. However, the wantons were mostly skin with very little meat to boot, which made the fried ones yummier but the soupy ones tasteless. The char siew served were yummy and had a bite to it, and weren’t excessively fatty as they usually are in most chicken rice shops.

A little taste of home in Singapore always wins one’s heart, and Pontian had managed to do exactly that. They have outlets all over Singapore, whether in shopping malls or plain old hawker centres, so make sure you’ve tried them at least once.

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One of the best wanton noodles around

Wanton noodles is probably one of the most well-known dishes here. There are so many shops selling this dish, yet few can do it as well as Pontian Wanton Noodles House, which sells one of the best wanton noodles in Singapore.

There's just something so addictive about Pontian's wanton noodles. The noodles are so light and springy, and the crispy wantons are so delicious that I can probably finish a whole plate of it on my own. I like how they offer a wide variety of sauces to go with the noodles. I've tried chilli, soya sauce and ketchup, and surprisingly, all of them go well with the noodles and wanton.

The only downside is the small serving size of the noodles, which is probably only enough to feed a kid. Or maybe that's their strategy to make us buy more of their noodles. Either way, I'm hooked.

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(Updated: May 15, 2012)

Great wanton mee!

I am so glad someone listed this! This is probably the only wanton mee I like to eat. I love the noodles of Pontian wanton mee because it is not overly-thin nor chewy like some others that I have tried. I hate wanton noodles that are overly-chewy and hard to swallow. It's like a never ending chewing contest against the noodles. My jaw can't take it. The noodles here are of the perfect thickness and cooked to achieve al-dente perfection. I really enjoy slurping noodles from here! I usually order the dry noodles and it comes in their special mixture of sauces.

I don't really care for the lonely pieces of boiled wantons that come together with my wanton mee because something more exciting awaits me. The fried wantons! The boiled ones are no doubt nice, with the thin skin and well-marinated meat. But the fried ones are the bomb. Literally. You will find yourself eating and eating and before you know it, the little wrappings of meat are all gone. They are really crispy and addictive. I think they should increase the quantity of the meat filling for the boiled wantons because sometimes I feel like I am eating sloppy skin. For the fried ones, less filling is ok because of the crispy skin but the for the boiled ones, sloppy skin is not something enjoyable to eat.

I highly-recommended you to try this wanton mee if you have the opportunity to!

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My Pontian Mee Confession

Pontian mee. Long live Pontian mee.

Ever since the first time I had Pontian mee, I've been craving for it everyday and honestly, I had Pontian mee for almost 2 weeks in a row.

Pontian mee is basically wanton noodles hailing from Pontian, Malaysia. What's the hype about their wanton noodles then? Everything. From the springy tasty noodles to their sauce to their two pieces of crispy golden wantons to their yummy soup with another two steamed white and soft wantons, the culinary journey this simple fare will take you is amazing.

Personally, I like my Pontian mee without chilli. The soy sauce they use is different and very satisfying, even more appetising than with chilli, contrary to other wanton noodles, in my opinion. The service is very efficient. Despite the long queue, it takes pretty fast for your food to be served.

The Pontian mee found at all the outlets are all consistently good but my favourite place to have my Pontian mee craving satisfied is at the graffiti café at Cuppage plaza where traditional hot and cold desserts can also be ordered.

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(Updated: May 08, 2012)

A hardcore fan of Pontian noodles here.

I am a 100% hardcore fan of Pontian noodles!
It never fails to satisfy my craving - and there were times when I had such a strong craving for their noodles that I felt I HAD to eat it immediately.
There is just something special about their noodles that I feel is different from other typical wanton noodles. Probably it's their secret recipe?

Do not miss out on their fried wantons - They are exeptionally crispy and produce a "crack" sound when you take your bite. They do sell it separately at $3 for a full plate of fried wantons, or accompanied by a bowl of wanton noodle. Oh yes, some of the stalls have implemented "Set A" and "Set B" value meals which comes with dessert or drink of your choice at $4.50, too! It's definitely worth it for the quality of food and setting.

I always have it together with their trademark noodles, and would often find it a satisfying experience. It's just the right combination! Even the chilli version isn't really that spicy. I guess one has to eat it once to believe.

However, I noticed that the standard of Pontian noodles vary from stall to stall. I guess it's due to the fact that they are served by different cooks. I highly recommend the outlet at 313 @ Somerset, located at the basement level. The noodles are simply one of the best there and will have you craving for more!

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Tangy noodles and yummy wantons

PonTian Wanton Mee really deserves the reputation for QQ noodle. I used to be not believing it until I did a test by leaving it aside for hours and try it again, still as tangy as before. The sauce saltiness and spiciness is just right for me. However, I find the fried wanton too dry but it is very cripsy. Wanton soup is also given and the texture is better than fried wanton.

Since it is so popular, longer waiting time is expectable. The service crews are doing a fast and good job to make sure all the customers are satisfied with their food. Even though the portion may not fill up the guys, they can always add more noodles since it taste so good. Luckily girls appetite is smaller so that we don't have to spend so much on good food.

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Just QQ....

I have eaten Pontian QQ noodles a couple of times at different places. The thing that separates it from other wonton noodles, is probably only the QQ noodles, and the sauce.The QQ-ness of the noodles is really something unique, as it is very bouncy as you bite into it. And frankly, that's about the only reason why i eat at Pontian because of the QQ.

However, i would say that the rest of the components are some what disappointing. The sauces is usually overly strong and it does not gel very well, probably not suited for local taste. I will usually ask them to just give a bit of black sauce with chilli and not really follow the recommendations that they have.

For the wantons, sometimes, i am not sure if i am ordering wanton skin or ordering wanton, cause the meat filling is really small. They should really look into putting more filling into it, otherwise i am eating wanton skin noodles, not wanton noodles.

Although the dish is not very expensive and can be eaten at hawker centres, i guess except for the QQ noodles, Pontian does not have much appeal to me.

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(Updated: April 29, 2012)

Overrrated

Overhyped, overrated. I have eaten there a few times with the insistence of my friends and it is always a disappointing meal. Apart from the fact that noodles are springy and nicely cooked, everything else is below average.

The portion is terribly small and the fried wantons that accompany it might just as well do without the meat- the amount of filling is meagre. However, if you do not mind just the crispy fried wanton skin, the wantons are usually hot and crispy and not soggy. It goes very well with the mayonnaise offered at the stalls.

The sauce is not flavourful and is more often than not just very oily. The char siew is tough as the sweetness of the char siew sauce is often covered by all the oil from the noodle. Then comes the soup. I would say it is average but it tends to get very oily so I usually just fish out the oil from the soup.

However, priced at about $3 a bowl it does not hurt to give it a shot just to have a taste of it. It is after all, opening more branches everywhere so it may fit yout tastes buds. Definitely not mine though.

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Q Q Wanton Mee!

Out of all the hawker foods available, I tend to go with those few safe choices that will not really go wrong- laksa, carrot cake, chicken rice and of course how can I forget, wanton noodles! However, Pon Tian's wanton noodles taste quite different from the normal wanton noodles and I would say that it is a positive difference, not in a negative way!

Priced at around $3 per bowl, you can choose your wanton noodles the way you like them. How is this so? You can choose the sauces that go along with it, be it chili, sweet black sauce or a mixture of both. The noodles taste very q-q, in other words, very tangy! The fried wantons are best eaten with mayonaise sauce, which can be taken from the stall in a small container. If you are having some light snacks, you can get fried wantons at 14 pieces for $3.50 to share amongst family and friends. The sauce really makes a big difference, making the dried wanton noodles taste delicious and makes you crave for more. In fact, I am craving for some right now!

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