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2007.11.19

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lotsofcravings

makes me want to go eat wanton mee rite now!!..omg the photos seriously makes me want to go learn more about my dslr now..

Nate

Robyn,

This was an excellent post! Your storytelling is so beautiful. And Dave's pictures speak volumes! I *so* wish I could frequent this shop every day like Goh and Tan did with Old Uncle. *sigh* perfect noodles, perfect char siu, perfect siu yoke... I'd never leave.

Robyn

lotsof - these mee are truly excellent. (And BTW, I'm not the photographer, so it took me a coupla minutes to figure out what 'dslr' is!).

Nate - thanks. We did this for our monthly food column in a local mag. This story has a big 'aaawwww' factor, of course, but it really is a great one. How many kids in their mid-20s choose to go into the profession without inheriting the business from family? They are doing what they do because they truly love it, pure and simple.

I'll be following up this post with another soon - there was too much to this story fit into this 800-word-limited story! (Got some great pics from the kitchen, too, that we'll post.)

a

Lovely post. It is precisely posts like these that make me love this blog. Beautiful photos, insightful, and well researched stories. Anyone can take photos of what it is they eat, it takes something more to do this. As always, I'm looking forward to the next one...

Also: Those noodles look just about perfect. I may as well just give them up right now. Thanks a lot.

tans

interesting one!

Jennifer Jeffrey

Robyn, what a FABULOUS story! The often fickle hand of Fate was definitely on the side of these two, and everyone who gets to eat at their place.

Truly delicious - thank you for sharing!

Meng

Great story telling. The wonton mee with Char Siew and deep fried fat looks delicious. The Siew Yoke looks mesmerizing. If I can remember, Sentosa cinema is in Section 17. I have watched many movies at Sentosa. My favorite wonton mee stalls were Koon Kee and Ho Weng Kee. Both of them were located in the Chinatown area. It has been awhile, more than 20 years. This makes me want to semi retire in KL. Thanks for the post.

Robyn

a - thanks. The mee are great. I'll talk more about his method in the follow-up post.

Jennifer - thanks, and you're welcome. There was something about these two, and then when she told me their story ... destined for print!

Hi Meng - I don't know Sentosa Cinema. This Restoran K Intan isn't in the part of Sxn 17 where the morning market it, but a few blocks over in a quieter area. I'm sure if they were in one of the better-known coffee shops they'd do much more business, but as it is they were filling up pretty fast on a recent Sat. morning.

Mama BoK

Oh.. how i miss a good wanton noodles..!

rosie

I loved this post, and the beautiful photos. I didn't want the story to end.

sandy

The pictures are stunning, if one can be stunned by pictures of noodles and char siu, like me... and the story is charming as well! What a great way to start my workday with a cup of coffee, now I must find noodles for lunch.

Robyn

Mama BoK - really nothing like a good wonton mee, is there?

rosie and sandy - thanks. This was a fun story to write photograph. Come back next wk for a follow-up post in the restaurant's kitchen.

mycookinghut

I love all your pictures!! And they make my really hungry now!! I can't wait to go to Malaysia now to taste all my favourites!! I love Char Siew! Yummmmmm!

jimbarnes

How do they make those noodles?? I want to make noodles that are "springy like a rubber band but not stretchy!!!"

Robyn

Hang on Jim - a follow-up post will take us into these kids' kitchen (though we can't possibly impart with words and photos Goh's secret touch with flour,water, and eggs). Probably this week.

Julian Si

Great write up, I like this place!!

:-) Just blogged it!
juliansi.blogspot.com

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