After Shin Yee picked me and Lei Yi up from Sentral, we decided to head back her home to rest. On the way back, we decided to grab something to fill our stomachs to facilitate a better nap time later =p
SS2 was indeed a busy residential area. Amidst the many shops, we decided to give this a try! The previous time I was in this area, we went for KTZ to savour their Mango Lolo and some light snacks. Abit skeptical bout how franchise food can taste good, I decided to give the benefit of the doubt and see what this shop has to offer. Upon entering, I saw the shop almost packed to the brim on a Saturday afternoon. Flipping through the menu to make orders, is it because of the food tasting good or is it due to the affordable pricing to have hawker fare in an air-conditioned environment? I last recalled my claypot lou shu fun cooked by a Burmese worker in a hawker stall cost RM4.50 and only had one tablespoon of minced meat and an egg. And that was 2 years ago.....
RM4.50 for a small bowl, RM5.50 for a medium and RM6.50 for a large one, Pontian Wantan Noodles shop is famous for..... their wantan noodles! Abuthen. Seeing many tables having the dry version, we know we couldn't go wrong by ordering what is popular or liked by the majority. But wait, even so, there are 3 types of dry noodles - pure black sauce, black sauce+ chilli oil and tomato sauce (huh?)!!! Tempted to be different to try the tomato sauce version, I chose the original one in the end to play safe. We ordered another bowl of the one with chilli oil!
The noodles had a springy texture but maintained its "toughness" because it's not the fine versions some of us had before. The mouthfeel of the noodles is acceptable to me. But, the boost to it was certainly the fried lard found generously inside the noodles! Now I wonder, is it lard oil being used as the gravy as well? Tastewise, the one with chilli oil had the edge of the two! The original sauce tasted abit too salty to my liking. Now, I wonder should I order the tomato sauce version, would it gave me a pleasant surprise. Is the tomato sauce referring to the "tim cheong" we had in our Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun? Or those ketchup? Hmmm.... You may want to read Motormouth's feedback on the tomato sauce combination by clicking on his post here.
Not realising the dry version of wan tan noodles came with BOTH fried wantans and wantans in soup (3 pieces fried, 2 in soup), we made an extra order of a bowl of wantan in soup! RM4 for 10 pieces, one can easily downed this bowl in a jifty. The wantans here somehow missed the mark for its skimpy portion of filling! The dumplings (5 fried ones for RM4) beat the wantans anytime! The skin was crispy and yet the filling was moist and juicy! Dipped with mayo and chilli sauce, this is good finger food to go along with your noodles!
You may also dip your fried stuffs inside the bowl of Laksa (RM5 for small bowl, RM1 to increase the size per tier). The laksa has a curry like soup and definitely not the sourish asam type. I am not a big fan of the version served here but neither did I dislike it too. A thinner and finer type of "lai fun" is being used in this dish, coupled with some tau fu pok, fish cake, cockles and hardboiled egg. To me, the soup is more like curry than laksa! LOL....
Although aware that this place is not a master in desserts, I still picked one to try. The Honeydew Sago (RM3.50) came with LOADS of sago, with fine bits of watermelons and honeydew. The coconut milk and honeydew pulp was at the right proportion, neither too rich neither too fruity. I love sage but IMHO, they crossed the limit a little. Hehe.... Final verdict? You can skip this place if you have better things in mind to try. But the reasonably priced food certainly beats those "tom dick and harry foreign-worker-managed"hawker stall in KL right? =)