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Hong Ji Maim Shi Jia 鸿记面食家
The queuing time and the number of customers waiting in the queue might not be proportional, the longer than expected time seemingly reflect the slow and steady mentality that good food quality come first and rush job will not yield good food,ok, we take it as the cue and you just have to pray hard this is the case to justify the time spent for the plate of noodle.
Hong ji maim shi jia uses the thin and curly yellow noodle for their wanton mee, this type of noodle is more commonly used by the Hong Kong style wanton noodle, the noodle tend to have a more firm texture and not turn soggy easily when compared to the more common mee kia used by the local wanton stalls. Individual may have their own preference and we are somehow more incline to the local mee kia for its tender bite feel.
Hong ji maim shi jia wanton noodle topped with homemade char siew, wanton and green, the base of the sauce was black in colour with hints of spiciness, honestly, the noodle was acceptable but not something exceptional without the EXTRA special chili sauce to perk up the overall flavour, the extra chili sauce elevating the taste by few notches and bring you back the old school’s flavour, a strong booster to the rightfully run-of-mills noodle.
The accompanied homemade char siew was good, tender and flavourful, wanton wrapped with minimum content and hard to appreciate the flavour, but the soup was a good compliment to the overall experience. (3.8/5.0)
If you are looking for an acceptable Hong Kong style wanton mee, Hong ji maim shi jia can still be choice, if you want something more flavourful and remind you the old school taste, then ask for the extra chill sauce be added, of course, provided you can take the “heat”.
Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (鸿记面食家)
A:Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre, 79 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-05, Singapore 100079
H: 7:00AM to 7:00PM, closed on Fridays