YULEK Wan Tan Mee
Cheras Kuala Lumpur
Perfect Plate Of Char Siew Wan Tan Mee
Wantan mee is a well-loved Malaysian hawker dish. This noodle treat tossed up in black soya sauce is easily found in any food court or Kopitiam throughout the country. A plate of dry-style wantan noodles seems simple enough, with some egg noodles, tossed in aromatic black soya sauce with lard oil, and of course, served with wantan soup dumplings. To complete the presentation pieces of Char Siew (BBQ Pork Belly) or Siew Yok (Roast Pork Belly) are placed on top.
But a plate of this popular hawker treat is surprisingly difficult to find as pretty often, not all of the elements come together in perfect unison. Trust me, I'm long time wantan noodles foodie for more than 4 decades!
RESTORAN YULEK Wan Tan Mee
19 Lorong Durian
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel 016-243 6221
Opening Hours 7:45am to 4pm
Closed On Tuesday
Opening Hours 7:45am to 4pm
Closed On Tuesday
Restoran Yulek Wan Tan Mee In Taman Cheras
For me, Restoran Yulek Wan Tan Mee in Taman Cheras, however, have all the ingredients you want to see in order for wantan mee. They have been around for decades since 1983 operating from a stall relocated from Meng Shiang coffee shop.
It's a family business run by mother and daughter team many years ago, from a small stall till 2014, that's when they finally own their own shop at RESTORAN YULEK Wan Tan Mee. Be prepared to wait for seats as it can get crowded even on weekdays during the breakfast and lunch hours.
Business hours are as early as 7:45am till 4pm and they closed on Tuesday. To remember which day they closed for business, the owner's daughter told me, "Hi, just remember my name is 'Ah Yee', so we are closed on Tuesday la!" The word 'Yee' basically means two in Cantonese, so if you can remember her name then you know they are closed on every Tuesdays!
To me, their serving of the dish is easily one of the best in town. Serving the best Char Siew in Cheras and also one of the most generous wan tan mee I can find in Klang Valley. The portion of the Char Siew given is almost close to half of the plate!
A standard bowl of Char Siew Wantan mee with dumplings soup costs RM 7.50. The noodles are fine retaining its springy texture and taste. The chunky slices of Char Siew, aromatic black soya sauce with blanched choy sum completes the dish. At RM 7.50, this is definitely worth the price you are paying for! 👍👍👍
Char Siew lovers like me will also go for the Char Siew Wan Tan Mee. I like mine the leaner meat with the charred bits with the burnt parts which are aromatic for me.
The quality of the Char Siew is far better than many regular wan tan mee stalls around as the meats served here are all housemade, roasted or barbeque in-house to perfection. The meat is succulent, and I like the smokey sweet crust on the meat.
In-House Roasted Char Siew, Char Siew Ribs & Roast Pork (Siew Yok)
If you enjoy the fatty part of the Char Siew, when ordering ~ do request and ask for the 'Pun Fei Sau' parts which literally means the pork belly of half fat, half lean for the melt-in-the-mouth sensation. So yummy!
To complement the delicious wan tan mee are the homemade green chillies in vinegar. This is a must-have for as I loved having my wan tan mee with freshly made green chillies which are crunchy and not soft in texture with a mild sourish flavour.
The shop also has plenty of variations to choose from, including Siew Yok (Roast Pork), Braised Chicken feet, Pai Kuat (BBQ Pork Ribs), apart from the ever-popular Char Siew (BBQ Pork Belly).
While waiting for your noodles, you can also munch on fried wantans. I have to say that their deep-fried wantan was just average for me, nothing to shout about as I have eaten far better meatier version elsewhere.
Local Iced Coffee
Expect no frills from Restoran YULEK Wan Tan Mee as it's only a simple Kopitiam-style set-up but it is definitely worth the visit. Located nearby to the Taman Cheras morning market, it can get very crowded. My advice is to go after the market-goers are done shopping. Finding a parking spot can be tricky but certainly not impossible.
YULEK Wan Tan Mee 友力云吞面 in Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur shall always be one of favourite haunt when I'm cravings for some springy wantan noodles with tasty meat variations in town. Their generous serving of Char Siew is also something I look forward to every time I dine there!
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