Top Three Wantan Mee in Cheras
Wantan mee or wonton noodle is a popular food in Asia. However, there are many variations of wantan mee in the region, even in Malaysia. In the southern states of Peninsula Malaysia, wantan mee is served with either no dark sauce or with chili sauce and ketchup. Thus, the southern version also uses “char siew” (BBQ pork belly) that uses red dye instead of the BBQ version in Kuala Lumpur.
There are many areas with good food in Kuala Lumpur and Cheras is one of it. Cheras was an old mining area turned to residential in decades ago and it has one of the highest populations of Chinese. There are three extremely popular wantan mee places in Cheras that are high recommended.
1. Hung Kee Shamelin (CLOSED)
Hung Kee is actually a popular wantan mee restaurant in Jalan Loke Yew and a couple years ago a group of investors bought their brand and shop and opened a branch in Taman Shamelin Perkasa Cheras. Coincidently, it is near my previous workplace so I get to eat their wantan mee at least once a week.
Hung Kee’s version of wantan mee uses a few types of oil to mix the noodle and that’s why their noodle is fragrant. If not mistaken, it should pork lard oil and sesame oil. The other highlight of their wantan mee is their char siew, siew yuk (roasted pork belly) and roast duck. The char siew and siew yuk in particular are definitely one of the best in Kuala Lumpur. The presentation of their noodle might be messy but the taste is otherwise. There is a reason why they so many regular customers and it is because the food is good.
Read more: Wonton Noodle at Hung Kee Shamelin
Hung Kee Opening Hours:
Open daily, 6.30am-10pm
Hung Kee Taman Shamelin Perkasa Address, Tel and Contact:
18-20 Jalan 4/91, Taman Shemelin Perkasa Cheras,
Tel: 03 9282 0133
2. Lam Kee Taman Muda
In Taman Muda, there is one unique wantan mee stall that opened more than a decade ago. The name is Lam Kee and it is one of more than a dozen food stalls located at Jalan Bunga Mawar 2 or Taman Muda’s “wai sek kai” (food street). The offer two main types of meat for their wantan mee and they are char siew and BBQ pork rib.
They made their name for its BBQ pork ribs wantan mee as there are only a handful wantan mee stalls or restaurants offer BBQ pork ribs. Hence usually the BBQ pork ribs are sold out before lunch time. Be there early to be safe or else you will miss the ribs.
Lam Kee Taman Muda Address, Tel and GPS:
Jalan Bunga Mawar 2,
Taman Muda, Cheras,
Tel: 012-695 7741
GPS: 3.118591, 101.761629
3. Yulek Wantan Mee
Previously known as Meng Shiang wantan mee, the stall owners decided to open their own restaurant. This is probably one of the wantan mee restaurant that showcase their greasy char siew (BBQ pork belly).
They have been selling delicious wantan mee since 1982 and recently allocated to their own restaurant. The highlight of their wantan mee is obvious, their char siew. I always love to order their “three layer” char siew as it is usually tender but insanely sinful. They are very generous with the portion of their char siew and they are usually packed during lunch hour.
Yulek Wantan Mee Address, GPS and Tel:
16, Lorong Durian,
GPS: 3.102172, 101.743170