Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Eng's Wantan Noodle, Tiong Bahru Plaza


Never had Eng's wanton noodles before. Never been much of a fan of local wanton noodles in the first place, so there. These guys were just newly opened up at the basement of Tiong Bahru Plaza (#B1-140, 302 Tiong Bahru Road) so I decided to give them a try. I've read briefly about some of the family business drama that the branding has gone through. From what I understood this particular Eng's Wantan Noodle shop is currently part of a chain run by Lau Huo Tang Group and there's another one call Eng’s Char Siew Wantan Mee operated by the son of the originator of the brand.

The texture of the noodles were a little thicker than what I had been expecting. Because of the thickness and probably the skills (or lack of) of the people cooking, there's no enjoyable wiry chew like those from say Zhong Yu Yuan Wei to be found here. Didn't have the flavour that made Wanton Seng's noodles endearing too.

Char siew looked old school, red dyed and dry like those from my childhood. Not getting a hit of nostalgia though because I've never really liked them. There was fried lard which one could help themselves with which had surprisingly little flavour. The pickled green chilli was not bad and the red one was pretty spicy. Didn't think much of the thick skin of the wantons.

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