There have been much debate about Fei Fei Wanton Mee. The wanton noodles stall in Joo Chiat Place was probably one of the most popular in the East but it is getting mixed reviews nowadays. There used to be two Fei Fei stalls in Joo Chiat run by two brothers. There is only one left now. It goes by the name FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King. We re-visited the stall recently. We thought that while it might not be the king of wanton noodles, FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King still served pretty good wanton noodles.
Dr Leslie Tay gave a good account of why there were two Fei Fei stalls in Joo Chiat and only one was left in his 2010 post Fei Fei Wanton Mee: A tale of two Wanton Mees, Part II. The current Fei Fei stall takes up a whole coffee shop with the name FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King. Besides wanton noodles, it also sells yong tau hu and a few zhi char dishes like prawn rolls and braised chicken feet.
At FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King, you place your order and pay at the cashier. The food will be served to your table. There seems to be no system as to how they match a customer to the food he has ordered. Perhaps it is just human memory at work. If that is the case, students on holidays may want to work there instead of at the usual fast food restaurants – they can get free memory training!
We ordered the wanton noodles ($4) and the meat balls noodles ($6).
The wanton noodles looked like just plain noodles with a spoonful of chilli. There were hidden treasures hidden under the noodles – char siew, wantons, fried wantons and vegetables. The thin egg noodles were springy and had a good bite. The other ingredients were not very special. However, the red chilli sauce gave the noodles a good kick. On the whole, we enjoyed the wanton noodles.
The meat balls noodles were essentially the same as the wanton noodles except that wantons and char siew were replaced by meat balls. The rather large meats balls, made of minced meat, chopped onions and carrots and other ingredients, were deep fried. They were a tad oily but were quite delicious with a mix of crispy and crunchy textures.
It might not be the best wanton noodles in Singapore but we thought Fei Fei Wanton Mee was still pretty good, especially when eaten with the chilli. You don’t have to stand in queue at FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King and it is open round the clock. If you are heading to FeiFei in Joo Chiat, do note that the stall is at the junction of Everitt Road and Joo Chiat Place and not Joo Chiat Road. If your ride drops you off at 72 Joo Chiat Road instead of 72 Joo Chiat Place, the walk will not be a short one – not good on a hot sunny day unless you want a tan before your wanton.
Food : 3
Service : 3
Value : 3
Atmosphere : 2
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
FeiFei Wan Tan Mee King
72 Joo Chiat Place
Tel: +65 9777 7988
Open 24 hours