Lam Kee Wantan Noodles
[Non-halal] We were in Cheras the other day and wanted to eat some good wantan mee. We narrowed our list to either the famous Yulek Wantan Mee or Lam Kee Wantan Noodles.
We ultimately decided on the latter since Mikey Wes (a fellow foodie we follow on IG) said it was his favourite.
Lam Kee Wantan Noodles in Cheras
Lam Kee Wantan Noodles is located on the famous Wai Sik Kai in Taman Muda, Cheras.
As we don’t venture to Cheras often (it’s quite far from where we live), this area was new to us. Hence, we were quite surprised to see a lot of interesting restaurants and stalls here.
Anyways, we decided to check out Lam Kee for its wantan noodles served with BBQ pork ribs (pai kuat). We find our tastebuds to be quite similar with Mikey’s – so we were really excited to try the wantan noodles here as it one of Max’s favourite dishes.
Lam Kee Wantan Noodles in Taman Muda
We arrived at about 12pm for lunch on a Thursday.
While the stall had quite a steady orders for takeaways when we were there, there were plenty of tables for a comfortable dining space.
We promptly made our order of Small Dry Char Siew Wantan Noodles topped with Pork Ribs (RM13.50).
Noodles’ got a good bite
Let’s start with the basics. The dry noodles looked super promising upon arrival – beautiful individual strands tossed with a deep dark caramel colour for a lovely shine.
We enjoyed the noodles as they are served al-dente (or QQ) as we prefer them. The sauce has a nice soy sauce savouriness, with a slightly sweet undertone from the char siew sauce.
The char siew here is also quite enjoyable as they were lean and tender, with a sliver of fat for flavour.
The ribs are yummy
The pork ribs were good too! They were tender and flavourful and we liked the mix of yin kuat (soft ribs) and pai kuat (normal ribs) on our plate.
The sauce is not too sweet, not too savoury and was just perfect to go with the noodles. We thought the flavours were quite balanced, and we did not find it cloying at all.
Wantans are plump
We were also pleased that the wantan here was quite good.
The skin for the dumpling was silky smooth, thin and tender. More importantly, the filling doesn’t feel like an afterthought – it was plump, and filled with juicy minced meat and good seasoning.
The soup was also slightly peppery as well.
Overall, we really enjoyed this plate of wantan mee. We can understand why this is Mikey’s favourite as each element was delicious on its own, but they integrated well to make for a good dish.
We’ll have to visit Yulek soon (and other wantan mee shops in Cheras) to make a fair comparison, but this was a satisfying stop in our books.
Lam Kee Wantan Noodles
Address: Jalan Bunga Tanjung 10A, Taman Muda, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Hours: 7.30am-2pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Phone: 012-648 1266
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