The mee you can never get enough of
Wantan mee is one of those foods that are impossible not to love and has long been a Malaysian favourite. This is a Cantonese dish with egg noodles, wanton (dumplings), and chinese kale or kailan, either taken dry with a savoury dark sauce or with soup. usually served with slices of char siew (pork), this simple dish may not look like much but packs a flavourful punch. With numerous places offering this classic dish all over, it’s easy to be spoiled for choice, so we’ve compiled a list of the top wantan mee picks in KL.
1. Ming Kee
The best-selling combinations here are the wantan mee, taken with char siew, wantan, or white chicken. Both dry and soup versions are good, but we prefer the dry as the sauce is particularly concentrated and delicious.
Apart from the drool-worthy taste of this classic comfort food, plus points include reasonable pricing and the generous servings of meat so if you find yourself in the area, be sure to drop by and give it a try!
15, Jalan Lazat 1 (Off Jalan Kuchai Lama), Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
33, Jalan Burung Tiong, Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Koon Kee Wantan Mee
This old stall may not win any points for decor or upkeep, but just one mouthful will show you how they’ve managed to flourish for more than five decades. Touted by many as THE best wantan mee KL has to offer, Koon Kee serves their trademark dish with light, springy noodles and lean pork slices grilled to charred perfection. Alternatively, you can also order yours with shredded chicken or chicken feet.The only gripe locals have is the relatively small portions, but if quality and quantity are mutually exclusive, then we sure are glad that Koon Kee chose the former.
Address: 15-19, Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3. Yip Kee Wantan Mee
Another old timer, Yip Kee has been dishing out meals since the 70’s. This charming family business offers plenty of variety; you can have your wantan mee with pork slices, beef, chicken feet and mushroom, chicken slices and mushroom, black bean pork ribs, or black fungus.
One of their top dishes is a dry curry wantan mee (pictured) which is made entirely from scratch. With so many choices, your tastebuds will never go bored! Just be sure to avoid peak hours or go early so you won’t have any parking troubles.
Address: 7-27, Jalan Ambong Kiri 1, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
4. Hung Kee
At Hung Kee restaurant, you’ll find wantan mee that checks all the boxes (look at it in all its saucy glory). You can opt for chicken feet, roast chicken, or pork belly to go with it but we love their classic char siew wantan mee best.
Their dumplings are also note-worthy; prawns, minced pork, and black fungus-filled bites of yum that’ll have you craving for more. If that’s not enough to sway you, these are made every hour so really, it doesn’t get any fresher than that!
Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
18-20 Jalan 4/91, Taman Shemelin Perkasa Cheras, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. Yulek Wantan Mee
People keep coming back to Yulek, and it’s no surprise. Their light, springy noodles, impeccably flavoured by that classic dark sauce, is brought to life by flawlessly charred pork slices that are equal parts lean and fat – the perfect compromise between tastebuds and waistline. Some also recommend the roasted pork belly, but make no mistake, their pork slices are the main event. During the weekends, patrons wait up to 30 minutes for their food, which is understandable; after all, good things come to those who wait!
Address: 11-21, Lorong Durian, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6. Sungai Besi Wantan Mee
A well-known restaurant that has been in business for a long time, this place offers a variety of sides to go with your noodles: wantan, sui gow (wantan’s slightly more rotund cousin), wild boar curry, Hakka stew pork, and ginger duck stew. Any one choice (or two) would make a good meal, but we especially recommend the Wild Boar Curry Wan Tan Mee for its generous portion of tender, fragrant meat that takes the simple noodle dish and turns it into something special.
Address: 306, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If it’s not apparent by now, Malaysian Chinese love their wantan mee with pork; but many halal versions of this dish have cropped up around KL, after all, you can hardly deny 60% of the population from this irresistible meal. Restoran Berjaya serves up a stellar halal wantan mee, in two settings, a classic dry one with shredded chicken with a side of fried prawn wantans, or a dry curry wantan mee. Both have al dente noodles that are delectably coated with addictive sauces that will leave you satisfied, to say the least.
Address: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
8. Village Roast Duck
If you’re looking for a good plate of wantan mee and a quiet, classy environment, look no further than village roast duck. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out their specialty, which is pulled off with aplomb; but even the lightness and finesse of their wantan mee exceeds expectations. Add an extra side of beautifully-charred sliced pork, and you’re good to go!
Better still, every patron is treated to a free starter of soup and dessert of herbal black jelly. Price-wise, it will set you back more than most of the other places listed, but bear in mind you’re paying for the atmosphere; all in all, it’s worth your benjamins.
The Gardens Mall (LG-205), 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
F-8, 1st Flr, Bangsar Village, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (7.01.05, Level 7), 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
9. Eat Food Village
One of the best wantan mees to be had in the area, this stall is a favourite among those who work in the surrounding office buildings, Publika patrons and residents alike. After a long day of shopping, what better way to replenish your reserves than with this lardy, smooth plate of wantan mee, served with fatty char siew and a side of wantan in soup? Do try to avoid the lunch hour rush, thought, otherwise you might find yourself waiting quite a bit for your food.
Address: Publika (Level UG1), 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
10. Toong Kwoon Chye
A quaint coffee shop nestled in a corner on Jalan Bukit Bintang, this place holds lots of history, having been established since the 1930’s. Their must-tries include the tender, poached chicken, braised mushroom and chicken feet, and the classic char siew; all of which compliment the smooth egg noodles beautifully. Their silky, minced pork-filled wantans are also not to be missed.
Each component is lovingly made from scratch by part-owner, Mr Yap, who prefers to stick to time-tested, old school cooking methods wherever possible; and his dedication to preserving the traditions of long ago certainly shows in the authentic flavour of their fare.
Address: Jalan Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Best Wantan Mee In KL
And that sums up our take on the top 10 plates of wantan mee KL has to offer! Wanna add spots to this list? Drop us a comment in the section below!