Wanton: Seng's Noodle Bar - Meat fest with a side of egg noodles
Labels: good eats around tanjong pagar, must go, noodle, tanjong pagar, telok ayer, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 7/01/2016 12:08:00 pm
My first encounter at Wanton was filled with lofty aims to please the stomach and prevent the impending doom of a incurable hangover on the partner's part. However, this came to naught with the annoying chimes from the service staff cajoling the two of us, starving wanderers to purchase sake? Not the best way to start the meal, especially when the partner had visibly entered a state of euphoria from a little too much liquid confidence earlier. We shouldered on and politely declined three times before the stoves were fired up to greet our last orders.
The menu is relatively simple to navigate. The staple egg noodles ($1) followed by an entourage of premium 'sides' in the form of Braised pork knuckle, pork belly, pork belly and more pork belly. I kid you not, the feast that you'll derive at the table is nothing short of a nutritionist's nightmare. What's going to stop you from ordering a beer now?
There are probably half a dozen wanton shops in the vicinity, each glorious in its own way, but the simplicity of the noodles, the lardaceous snap of pork lard cubes always strikes me as the most pleasant. The accompanying pork dishes pleasing any porcine enthusiast.
The Stir Fried Dry Bak Kut Teh ($150g for $16) feature ribs that are crisp, beautifully caramelized and not too sweet. A massive pile to be enjoyed with sensuous licking of fingers in between. The glistening visual delivers on the taste front in full force - deep caramel flavors driven into the bones from slow cooking, the toss up of cuttlefish and lady's fingers adding a dash of color to its composition.
Only available at dinner time, the Seng-Katsu (150g for $14) is pretty remarkable. Slow Cooked pork jowl, crumbed and crusted served with a side of dragon sauce which smoldered in rage with a base fiery goodness and a tangy sourness to reroute its devious path. Perfect enjoyed with that illustrious bowl of egg noodles which you should proceed to smother in a lush blanket of fat-fried lard bits.
There will be Salted Duck Egg Chicken Wings ($10) of course, perfectly fried wings slathered with a chunky salted duck egg sauce barely worked till a runny consistency, showered with tons of spring onion and crispy shallots for that all-encompassing finish,
And then you stumble outside, bloated and happy. Such is a meal at Wanton.sg.
52 Amoy Street
t: 6221 1336
Mon - Thurs: 11 30am - 2 30pm; 6pm - 10pm
Fri: 11 30am - 2 30pm; 6pm - 11pm
Sat: 6pm - 11pm