Da Jie Famous Wanton Mee 大姐云吞面 @ 209 Jalan Besar

These architecture from the 1930s are the ornately designed buildings in Sungei Road  area which were formerly the homes of affluent Europeans and Asians as described by Wikipedia in my previous post.

These architecture from the 1930s are the ornately designed buildings in Sungei Road area which were formerly the homes of affluent Europeans and Asians as described by Wikipedia in my previous post.

Da Jie means Older or Elder Sister. Da Jie Wanton Mee simply means big sister's wanton noodles. The da jie we are referring to is Linda, the eldest girl in the family. The stall is run by family members. The stall is located inside the kopitiam which is the yellow building from the picture above.

Da Jie means Older or Elder Sister.
Da Jie Wanton Mee simply means big sister’s wanton noodles.
The da jie we are referring to is Linda, the eldest girl in the family.
The stall is run by family members.
The stall is located inside the kopitiam which is the yellow building from the picture above.

This trip to the Da Jie Famous Wanton Mee was after my visit to Restoran Chin Chin 晶晶面家茶室 in Johor where everything from the noodles to chilli sauce were homemade. With that fresh encounter in mind, I was afraid my latitude was given to the latter.

The unfounded fear was confirmed after my first bite into the QQ (al dente) noodles. I was more than relieved and very happy indeed that we could still find decent noodles in Singapore even though these noodles were manufactured in a factory. Linda revealed that she wasn’t happy with the first few noodle suppliers she had ordered from until she found this current one that produced whole egg noodles with a bounce to her liking. Drizzled with a little lard and homemade sauces, the eggy fragrant springy noodle dish was lip smacking good!

The Charsiu in the noodles are homemade with imported Brazilian pork collar. The meat was tender but a little dry, partly because they were lean, but I didn’t mind as I know Linda did not used artificial flavouring. However, if I had had them in wanton noodle soup form, I’m sure it would be more succulent.

There are two types of Wantons served here – the dumplings in soup and those that were deep-fried. The wantons are marinated minced pork wrapped in egg dough skin we called wanton skin and hence it’s name. Both types have the same fillings and only differed in the cooking method. The fried wantons were so crispy, I could hear crunching sound as The Silver Chef bit into them. The soup wantons were my favourite. The egg dough sheets were so slippery smooth I don’t mind having these wanton skins as noodles if I suffered toothache 😉 My only grouse was too little filling in the wantons as the meat was fragrant, moist with a smooth texture which provided very good mouthfeel and aftertaste.

The soup base, I am assuming here, had soya beans and perhaps pork bones and/or anchovies. It was so tasty I am suspecting msg but I didn’t suffer dehydration so if Linda had used them, it should be at an acceptable level for most people.

What I can boast about this Singaporean wanton mee stall are the gigantic chicken feet that were marinated with honey before being deep-fried until the prepared claws are wrinkly looking and then braised together with dried shiitake mushrooms in delicious oyster sauce at Da Jie’s. And if you have foot fetish like Yummicraft and I do, then this dish is definitely for you! 😉

One of the younger generation helping out during peak periods.

One of the younger generation helping out during peak periods.

Everything seemed so delicious, we decided to order different types of noodles so we can taste a bit of everything.

Everything seemed so delicious, we decided to order different types of noodles so we can taste a bit of everything.

Apparently, the Chicken Feet Noodles braised with mushrooms is their signature dish and commanded a higher price than the wanton noodle.

Apparently, the Chicken Feet Noodles braised with Mushrooms is their signature dish and commanded a higher price than the wanton noodle.

Click on pictures below to view in full and for some commentary:

Egg Noodles with Charsiu and Deep-fried Wantons. I have no idea why they call it wanton mee and not charsiu mee.

Egg Noodles with Charsiu and Deep-fried Wantons.
I have no idea why they call it wanton mee and not charsiu mee.

For the best of both worlds, order the Wanton Mee with Chicken Feet when dining alone.

For the best of both worlds, order the Wanton Mee with Chicken Feet when dining alone.

Wantons in soup (not fried). The clear was very tasty so much so I question if there's msg in them. Well, I suppose all hawkers do use them but the question is how much. In this case, I think it's tolerable.

Wantons in soup (not fried).
The clear broth was very tasty so much so I question if there’s msg in them.
Well, I suppose all hawkers do use them but the question is how much.
In this case, I think it’s tolerable.

This wanton mee stall is my new fav! Be prepared to queue when you visit.

This wanton mee stall is my new fav!
Be prepared to queue when you visit.

Da Jie Famous Wanton Mee 大姐云吞面
209 Jalan Besar,
Singapore 208895.
Tel: +65 96670087

Operating hours: Mon to Sat: 7am – 2pm (Closed on Sun & PH)

Happy eating 🙂

P.S. This was my first lunch before Sungei Road Laksa.

The Silver Chef has somewhat conquered his chicken feet phobia that day. Click to see his review here.

I adore the wholesome fragrance of Chin Chin’s egg noodles but I prefer the QQ-ness of Da Jie’s. Both their noodles have spring but there’s a difference somehow, that which I cannot properly describe but I’ll try… Da Jie’s noodles has more resistance while Chin Chin’s has a cleaner bite (through). Can you make sense of what I’m saying? Guess not, lol… I tried 😀

Both shops’ chicken feet dishes have their own merits and I enjoyed them tremendously. The charsiu at both places were ordinary.

The wanton at Da Jie is slightly bigger than Chin Chin’s. I like the wanton (and broth) at Da Jie better because there’s more filling to chew on. What can I say? I’m a glut 😉

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4 Responses to “Da Jie Famous Wanton Mee 大姐云吞面 @ 209 Jalan Besar”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Nice review. I’ll pass on the feet, but everything else looks yummy.

  2. Mélanie says:

    lucky you… 🙂 I do know everything is more than delicious… 🙂

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