Sometimes when I think our purchasing power it’s kinda sad. Just take our neighbor Singapore for example. What can you buy with RM3 nowadays? I doubt you can even purchase a plate of chicken rice with that amount in KL. Even if there is, only breast meat would be given at the most minimum.
But in Singapore, specifically at Amoy Street Food Centre you can get a plate of Wantan Mee with wantan, braised pork ribs, fucuk and mushroom and vegetable scooped and thrown in for you for a mere $3 at Tai Seng Noodle House.
Note the words *scoop* and *throw*, I am not kidding here. The lady who prepares the noodles does not even bother to look at the amount of ingredients she’s giving. I have seen hawkers counting the stalks of vegetable they allocate for each serving and hand-picking them out. Frankly, that is quite hilarious.
Of course, braised pork ribs is only one of the options. You may choose to have purely wantan, char siew only or a mix of char siew and wantan – all starting from $2.50 only. And not to mention each plate of Wantan noodles comes with a bowl of soup also with boiled wantan inside..
For north Malaysians, you should know that Singapore’s version of Wantan Mee is mixed with chili sauce by default like those found in Melaka. So you might want to ask them to exclude that to suit your taste.
The Wantan noodles might taste very normal, above average at best but it’s the added ‘liao’ that improves the overall flavor. The braised pork ribs were simply meaty, tender and delicious. To be honest I found myself really enjoying the pork ribs more instead lol.
The only drawback to the noodles would be its presentation. Although the toppings are truly shockingly a lot, it wasn’t exactly an appetizing sight. Seriously. Since there is always a queue of customers the noodles’ preparation is done very cincai with great speed. Once it’s your turn and after making your order, your noodles would be ready in less than 30 seconds.
Conclusion: one of the best value meal I ever had in Singapore.
Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road
Open: 10.30am – 3.00pm daily. Closed on Sun.
Yeah, it’s kinda sad to know that dollar to dollar, RM3 can’t get a bowl of Wantan mee in KL. Hmm, that’s the diffence between a developed country vs a developing country?
I believe it’s due to the inflation we are constantly experiencing, from the increase of price in fuel, sugar, etc.
Even if the raw goods’ prices were to reduce, I seriously doubt the food price would follow.. sigh
food price will never reduce once it was hike :(
but it is tougher to work n live in singapore.
Er.. Melaka wantan mee got no chili sauce leh… don’t compare with Sg’s wan tan mee :p
Melaka wantan mee does have chili sauce, been there, eaten that.