Wanton @ Amoy Street – Seng’s Noodle Bar with the Bad Boy Vibe

You’ll be forgiven if you didn’t know that Wanton serves that – wanton noodles. Tucked away in a row of shophouses adjacent to Amoy Street Food Centre, this 20-seater noodle concept by Seng’s rocks a modern bar vibe complete with monochrome banner, smooth beats and tattoo-ed guys behind the counter.

At less than five days old, this noodle bar is already drawing large crowds, having frequently chalked up a full house during the lunch hour. Word has it that Chef Benson spent a year training under the legendary Ah Seng himself before he went on to open Wanton.

His training has definitely paid off, with the noodles yielding a springy QQ texture upon every bite. But Wanton’s real success lies in its hearty ingredients and side dishes. The 5-minute Egg is reminiscent of the runny onsen egg that you get with your ramen, and adds that atas oomph to an otherwise ordinary dish. Shrimp Dumplings are equally delicious with generous filling wrapped in a slightly chewy skin.

If you’re here for lunch, go for the Roasted Pork Belly – it’s insanely fatty and tender and the definition of what good pork should be (I kid you not). The Char Siew fell a little flat in comparison and could do with more fat, though it packs a decent amount of flavour too.

And what’s wanton noodles without soup? Wanton keeps diners happy with a free flow of it – the broth is somewhat light and peppery, possibly to complement the richness of the hero dish.

Do come early or be prepared to wait. The place gets very busy with the lunch crowd and the staff did mix up a few orders, but that’s to be expected when you’ve a large crowd at such an early stage.

Come dinnertime, the menu morphs into something like a build your own noodle concept, with no less than seven meat options. As they say, go big or go home. 😉

Address: 52 Amoy Street
Contact: 6221 1336/ shiok@wantonsg.com
Opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 1am
Saturday: 5pm – 1am
(Dinner from 5pm)

GST & service charge: yes 

Directions: Wanton is located adjacent to Amoy Food Centre, across the entrance to Ann Siang Hill Park.


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