Hello! Where have I been the past 2 weeks, you ask? Well, I’ve been working on a really BIG and exciting project. All will be revealed soon!
In the meantime…
The original plan was to eat at Five Spice Prawn Fritter, but the stall was closed that day. So I went to try its neighboring stall, Teck Kee Wanton Mee, which is also another long-established name.
Ordered their house special — noodles with char siew, soy sauce chicken, fried fish wanton and a bowl of soup with wantons. The shrimp dumplings 水饺 looked really fat and enticing, so I ordered two (S$1.50) to try.
This stall has quite a long history (since 1977, according to their signboard), so I believe their famous noodles must have been quite good.
Overall, the dish was decent, but lacking in execution.
The noodles — pleasantly springy and eggy, but the sauce was too bland.
The char siew — meat was a bit dry.
Soy sauce chicken — smooth and tender, but lacks fragrance.
Fried fish wanton — my fav part. Crispy skin with bouncy, tasty fish paste filling.
Filled with plenty of sweet, crunchy water chestnut cubes and one whole shrimp, each dumpling was really fat and juicy. But like the noodles, this was much too bland.
The dish was very promising, but the individual components failed to live up their potential. Overall, the dish was decent — better than foodcourt standard — but fell short of being great.
Teck Kee Wanton Mee
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
#02-04/05 Teck Kee Wanton Mee Coffeeshop
Images in this post were captured with Sony Alpha SLT-A58 with 1855 lens (review unit from Sony Singapore).