Kim Kee (Coffee Shop) Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee 金记丹戎禺云吞面

We came by a few weeks ago and the stall was closed due to family matters (the sign put out). Benny said that he saw the stall opened last week (when he was here at Jalan Batu with his wife) so we made plans to come and eat. There was already a long queue when we arrived at the hawker centre and I was excited to be eating at Kim Kee Coffee Shop Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee 金记丹戎禺云吞面 judging the snaking line.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

Ricky immediately joined in the queue.
I think it was a good 20 minutes before we reached the stall and placed our orders for 4 small plates at $3 each.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

Wanton Noodles – Small S$3.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

Wanton Kway Teow S$3.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

Kway Chap 平价粿汁猪什汤 from the stall #01-20 which is across Kim Kee’s.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

The Kway Chap were sold in individual sets and we also had a side order of pork skin.

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre

Kway which is very similar to Kway Teow, is actually broad pieces of rice noodles.

The Kway Chap came very quickly upon ordering as there was no queue. The kway (noodles) was smooth and the braised ingredients ordinary.

The wanton noodles, the dish we came for… How did it fare? The noodles lacked eggy fragrance and QQ-ness. The chilli sauce was good and would taste better on its own without the ketchup, which by the way, was welcomed by Yama as the addition of the tangy sauce reminded him of his mom’s preparation. The charsiu was way too lean. The 3 pieces of small wantons were tasty. I think the dish would scored better had I ordered it in soup form instead of dry.

Was it worth the travel and wait? In my opinion, no! I think this stall is overrated. There are way too many better ones around than to be in queue for this particular stall 😉

Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre
Address: Blk 4A Jalan Batu.
Singapore 432004.

#01-18 Kim Kee Coffee Shop Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee 金记丹戎禺云吞面
#01-20 Kway Chap 平价粿汁猪什汤

Happy eating 🙂

Click on links below for better tasting Wanton Mee:
Da Jie Famous Wanton Mee 大姐云吞面
Guangdong Mian Shi
Koka Wanton Noodles 可口云吞面食

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4 Responses to “Kim Kee (Coffee Shop) Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee 金记丹戎禺云吞面”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    So why do they have long queues? Maybe it was just a bad day? Anyway, I agree – way too many other places to try instead in Singapore.

    • Sam Han says:

      Food there is not bad, just ordinary. Perhaps because of the long queue, my expectations were higher. But many swears by it, my friends who ate with me are some examples (2:2 was the vote), lol… To each his own 😀

  2. someone from the neighbourhood says:

    there is another one near it in another row. imho, that one is way much better. depending on your luck, there may be no queue. before it closed down briefly for a few months some months back. it was replaced with a branch of the famous old airport road wanton mee but that didnt last long. the original owner re-opened. back then there is guaranteed queue on the weekend. i guess a lot of past patrons may not know that they have re-open.

    • Sam Han says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I will definitely try your recommendation the next time I visit this place. I hope the old patrons will find out soon about the old hawker’s re-opening and get to enjoy their fav noodles. 😀

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