Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi: Do you like Wanton Mee with Tomato Ketchup?

You know, some people might frown upon the use of Tomato Ketchup in wonton mee, saying that authentic wonton mee should not have ketchup in it. I think what they are trying to say is that Hong Kong style Wontan mee should not have ketchup in it. But I actually know a lot of people who love wanton mee with tomato ketchup in it because they grew up eating it. So I really think that this form of Wanton Mee which is also what I grew up eating really is our very own version of the dish.

This stall in Kovan Food Centre prides itself in selling a Wanton Mee which is hot, sour, sweet and salty and they also want the world to know that they are still using the same SinSin brand of tomato ketchup since their father started the shop some 30 to 40 years ago.

The wanton mee is very old school. You still get a generous helping of crispy pork lard as well as the traditionally thin slivers of tasty char siew. The noodles are quite good quality and I am told by the Lao Ban Niang that they spend a little more money to procure a better quality egg noodle.

Undoubtedly, the star of the show for me was the Wanton. They were very tasty and one of the best that I have tasted. Overall, I would give this Wanton Mee a 4.25/5. I would have loved a juicier and thicker charsiew to go with it.

This is how we all learnt to eat Wanton Mee!


You should pay this stall a visit if you are looking for a simple, old school Wanton Mee. They are quite popular in Kovan Food Centre judging from the queue they had even at 2.30pm in the afternoon.

So tell us, how do you feel about Tomato Ketchup in Wanton Mee?

Update 23 June 2010
Kovan food centre is closed temporarily. This stall has moved to Blk 203, Hougang St 21. Thanks to Kelvin for the update

Update 29 Oct 2010

They will move back to Kovan Food Centre on 7th November 2010. The address has been updated.

Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee

Stall 57, Kovan Food Centre Blk 209 Hougang St 21

Opening hours:

7:30 AM to 8:00 PM





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