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6th Avenue Wanton Mee & Jian Bo Shui Kueh @ Good Good Eating House

Buying some 6th Avenue Wanton Mee (云吞面) as takeaway was our original intention. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Jian Bo, the famous Tiong Bahru shui kueh has set up a stall next to it at Good Good Eating House.

6th Avenue Wanton Mee

It is said that the roots of 6th Avenue Wanton Mee 云吞面 go back to the 1950s when 阿嬷 started to work as a stall assistant at a local wanton mee stall. In 1980, 阿嬷 set up her own hawker stall at 6th Avenue and the 6th Avenue Wanton Mee was born. We learn from the Facebook page that the stall is still family run, managed by 1st & 2nd generation members.

It has been some time since we visited the food outlets at Good Good Eating House which is near the junction of Sixth Avenue with Bukit Timah Road. The 6th Avenue Wanton Mee is still one of the most popular stalls with a queue even at an off-peak time of 10 am. They serve traditional wanton mee, soft and springy egg noodles tossed in homemade chilli and sauces. The regular wanton mee costs $3.50 and comes with toppings of char siew, caixin and and wantons. We decided to order the wanton mee with handmade prawn dumpling ($4 each) after seeing the people eating them at the coffee shop.


Jian Bo Shui Kueh

Perhaps better known as the Tiong Bahru Chui Kueh stall, Jian Bo Shui Kueh probably needs no introduction. It also has a long history. According to their website, Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh was founded in 1958 by Mr Wang who arrived in Singapore from a Teochew province in China. He started selling shui kueh with his trusty pushcart at Tiong Bahru Market.  We did not know that they has expanded all the way to Bukit Timah until we saw the 6th Ave stall that day. As a matter of fact they now have 22 outlets in Singapore including the one at Ion Orchard.

Our Food from 6th Avenue

This is a picture of what we bought at 6th Avenue. The portion size of the 6th Ave wanton noodles was generous, as was the size of the dumplings. It is certainly good value for money. The noodles were soft and light – not the ‘Q’ sort and the dumplings were bursting with prawn and meat filling. We would have liked it more if it was less salty, but still we can see why it is such a popular wanton mee stall at Bukit Timah.

As for the shui kueh, it was as good as we remember Tiong Bahru chwee kueh to be, with the preserved radish and chilli sauce providing the distinctive Jian Bo flavour. We were glad that they have kept their up their standards despite opening so many outlets.

6th Avenue Wanton Mee
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Good Good Eating House (好好餐室)
24 Sixth Ave, Singapore 276481


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