Chin Chin Wantan Noodles 晶晶面家茶室 @ Skudai, Johor Bahru
Last week , I came across one of the best Johore-style Wantan noodles for my breakfast. Different from the black sauce wanton mee in Kuala Lumpur and Northern Malaysia, and also apart from Pontian tomato sauce wanton mee which is in red, Johor Bahru and Skudai famous with its special white wanton mee too. I always wonder how the wanton mee flavourful in the absence of black soya sauce? So I am going to find out the answer from this famous Wanton Mee in Skudai.
Chin CHin Restaurant is located in a Kampung Baru area, where most of the residents are Chinese, there is a Chinese Primary School within walking distance. So it is extremely crowded during lunch hour on weekday. When I placed my order, the owner will ask whether to add on chilies, this is another special part of Johor Wanton Mee. To make fair comparison, we ordered one original white wanton mee and one with chilies added.
|Spicy Wantan Noodles 辣椒云吞面 RM4|
You will like the spicy version if you are spicy lover, it doesn't look red, yet really quite spicy without showing mercy and pack a wallop. But surprisingly, the chilies paste quite matching with the wanton mee, renders the noodles itself very flavourful, I can simply eat only the noodles without char siew on top.
|White Wantan Noodles 正宗白云吞面 RM4|
It looks pale and like patient food? I was deceived by its look, but it turns out quite tasty, emits little fragrance of sesame oil. Even without soy sauce, the saltiness is just right to my taste. When there is not extra seasoning, I put my emphasis on the noodles itself, not to disappoint me, the noodles is very thin yet very springy. Very nice, I like its light flavour, this will be one of my top choice when I have a fussy stomach.
|Chicken Feet 风爪 RM2 (s)|
After we placed our order, we just noticed from the menu board on wall that they actually offer chicken feet noodles too. So we ask the waiter to make an ala carte small portion chicken feet to try out its taste.The pre-fried chicken feet are braised with five spice powder, soy sauce and Chinese mushroom. After long hour braising, the chicken is so soft. But overall, the taste is just on average, nothing too much special.
A close up to my spicy wanton mee and my warm reminder to mix the wanton mee with the sauces evenly before tuck in. It taste better when the noodles twining with the chilies sauce.
Address : Chin Chin Wantan Noodles 晶晶面家茶室
No.273, Jalan Kaloi, Batu 10,
81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
GPS : N01 32.264' E103 39.628'
Bussiness Hour : 7:30am to 4:00pm
Closed on Thursday