Growing up in Malaysia, wan tan mee is definitely one of the most iconic foods that holds a special place in our hearts. Head to any food court and you will absolutely find at least one hawker stall selling wan tan mee in KL. Wan tan mee is a Cantonese dish with egg noodles, wanton (small dumplings), and gailan (Chinese kale). Translated as “swallowing clouds”, it is also a popular dish in many Asian countries.
This simple dish may not look delicate, but it packs a powerful punch that is sure to satisfy your taste bud. Add a side of char siew (bbq pork) or siew yok (roast pork), it will surely boost the kick of the meal. It is definitely well worth experimenting with, considering its easy availability and affordability. Whether you prepare it at home, enjoy it at a restaurant, or order through foodpanda, it is no doubt a great comfort meal for you and your loved ones.
Here, we have listed 7 top wan tan mee KL that stood out among the “clouds”. So you would know where to go the next time when you’re craving for this timeless dish!
1. Kedai Makanan Ming Kee
This shop located in Jalan Lazat is famous for its combinations of wan tan mee, taken with wan tan, char siew or white chicken. You have the option of picking the dry or soup versions depending on your preference. Both are good but we prefer the dry wan tan mee as it is more concentrated and flavourful compared to the soup version, which is an expected norm.
The reasonable pricing and the generous servings of meat are some other plus points. Also, the meat of the char siew is lean, unlike some places that serve fatty meat. As for the sui gao (dumpling), you can swap the usual pork stuffing with prawn. The meal is great as a whole so if you ever stumble upon the shop, be sure to give it a try!
Address: 15, Jalan Lazat 1, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200, Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur
2. Kei Suk Wantan Mee
This 60-year-old stall has already been operating since 1962, before Malaysia was even established! Since it is the only stall in the coffee shop, you definitely won’t miss it. The 81 years old owner gives ample amount of char siew, while minced pork is served on top of the wan tan noodle with green veggies.
One thing that is a must-try is their char siew which sells like hotcakes. Many customers are willing to wait for one hour just to have a taste of it with the wan tan mee, so you need to be there as early as possible to avoid excessive waiting time. The shop opens at 6 am and usually finishes by noon.
Hours: 7:30 am – Noon (Closed on Sundays)
Address: Jalan Brunei, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
3. Sungai Besi Wantan Mee
This stall is located along the Sungai Besi Highway, sharing a place with Welldone Audio Accessories. The owner operates the business till late nights so you can still satisfy your late-night wan tan mee cravings. This place is known for the large amount of options they have for the wan tan mee topping like char siew, wild boar curry, chicken feet and mushrooms.
Hours: 6pm – 3am (Mondays – Saturdays), 6pm–1am (Sundays)
Address: 304, 302, Jalan Sungai Besi, Chan Sow Lin, 57100 Kuala Lumpur
4. Koon Kee Wantan Mee
This old stall is passed down from generation to generation, and one mouthful is enough to tell you how they are able to flourish for more than five decades. The old stall may look like any other stall, but the flavour definitely outshine the rest. Kong Kee serves their trademark dish – wantan mee with springy noodles and char siew grilled to charred perfection. You can also order shredded chicken or chicken feet. The only downside is that you’ve to pay a higher price with a relatively smaller portion compared to other stalls, but rest assured it’s a price that you will be willing to pay!
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Address: 133, Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., 50000, Kuala Lumpur
5. 168 Wantan Mee Pudu
This shop is located opposite SJK(C) Chong Fah Phit Chee, and is a popular breakfast spot in KL for the past 20 over years. Their wan tan mee are fully homemade, where the noodle and char siew are made by the owner herself every day. What makes this shop stand out from the rest is their wan tan soup that comes with fresh juicy prawns dumplings, instead of the usual minced pork dumpling.
Hours: 7 am – 4 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Address: 2-2, Jalan Brunei Utara, Off Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
6. Restoran Yulek Wan Tan Mee
This restaurant is one of the most well-known wan tan mee place in Cheras. Their wan tan mee is very fragrant and come with huge portion of char siew, siew yoke and the most important wantan. The char siew here is well proportioned – half lean half fat, and is nicely barbequed with a shiny glaze. Chicken feet is also available here. There is usually a huge crowd queueing up outside the shop, so make sure to come early to not miss out on the wan tan and char siew.
Hours: 7:30 am – 4 pm
Address: 19, Lorong Durian, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
7. Fun Kee Noodles
Fun Kee Noodles are famous for its bamboo-made egg noodles, which retain their texture throughout the meal. They serve springy wan tan noodles that are homemade with thick black sauce. It comes with nicely roasted char siew and bouncy wan tan. The wan tan is bouncy and succulent, with a smooth and slippery outer layer. The char siew is the traditional char siew that a made from lean meat with bright red colouring.
Hours: 9 am – 9:30 pm
Address: 174-5, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.