Wanton Seng’s Noodle Bar is a restaurant along Amoy Street that specialises in wonton noodles. This is not your regular coffee shop or hawker centre wonton noodle shop. This noodle shop in the Chinatown / business district of Telok Ayer has a modern, hip feel. In fact the noodles at Wanton – Seng’s Noodle Bar are presented and priced more like those in a typical Japanese ramen shop in Singapore.
Wanton Seng’s Noodle Bar occupies a long dark shophouse space. The dimly lit interior looks more like a pub than a noodle shop. There are tables in the airconditioned space and a couple of tables at the five-foot way outside.
We picked a table outside as it was not a hot day. It was a tiny table, just enough for two bowls of noodles to jostle for space with the sauces and condiments. It was not a luxurious place and there were some visiting ants. But at least we could see our noodles clearly.
Wanton Seng’s Noodle Bar Menu – Lunch
Here are pictures of the Wanton Seng’s Noodle Bar Lunch menu and drinks menu. It is a simple menu – noodles were the constant the variables that require decision were the toppings and what side dishes to have (if any). We decided to try the pork Char Siu Noodles Bowl with a Lunch Plus Set A ($8 + 5) and a Oriental Mushrooms Noodles ($12).
The noodles were served beautifully presented. A small container of fried pork lard was also provided. We added a few of these to our noodles for a fuller pork lard taste. The soup was self served out of a thermos flask.
The standard char siu noodles had pork belly, dumplings and scallions as toppings. An extra egg and more dumplings were added as a result of our set A option. There were a mix of deep-fried and boiled wonton dumplings. They were very small but delicious. We were glad to have the added toppings as the noodles otherwise have been too bare. The pork char siu was also well-prepared. We thought that the weakest component in the dish was the noodles. It was fine but a tad too soft. We would have preferred it to be more springy or al dente.
In the Oriental Mushrooms Noodles the char siu pork was replaced by three types of mushrooms – king and oyster mushrooms and shimeji. They provide a good alternative to meat as a topping. The mushrooms had complex earthy flavours.
The total cost of our noodle lunch at Wanton was $29.45 after GST and service charge was added. Quite pricey for wanton noodles but certainly an alternative to the usual ramen options in Singapore.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Wanton, Seng’s Noodle Bar
52 Amoy Street
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Mon-Thurs & Sat: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 pm to 10:45 pm
Sat: 12 noon – 3 pm
Closed on Sunday
Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
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