Monday, December 13, 2010

Pontian Wanton Noodles (Taman Abad, Near KSL City and Holiday Plaza / Non Halal)

With the opening of KSL city, I decided to try out Taman Abad eateries. I spotted Pontian Wanton Mee and decided to check if there are any difference between our lion city outlets to the originator. 
Originating from Pontian, this chain of Wanton Mee restaurant offers hand made noodles with a variety of sauces. There are three choices of the sauce base: Ketchup, Chili or Black Sauce with Chili (Highly recommended). The Wanton Mee is served with Char Siew meat, vegetables as well as both fried and steamed Wanton. Their trade-mark is the bouncy and firm noodles. Most importantly, there are no preservatives added to the food.

So what is the difference between the two outlets on each side of the causeway?
1. Price (Do I even need to mention?)
Price is definitely decent in Johor compared to Singapore. In JB, Pontian Wanton Mee is sold as follows

  • Small (RM$4.00/S$1.60) 
  • Medium (RM$5.00/S$2.09)
  • Large, It should be classified as HUGE! (RM$6.00/S$2.50)                                                                                                                              
I strongly advise you to go for the small serving which is way sufficient.  The Singapore outlets of Pontian Wanton Mee cost at least SGD$2.80 and its portion is terribly not enough! (You can easily finish up in 3 mouths, no kidding). 
2. Quality

The Johor version Char Siew are definitely springy and good to bite on. Their Fried Wanton are really tasty and has generous fillings. Over in SIngapore, t
he Char Siew are too thinly sliced, while the deep-fried Wantons are too tiny and lacked any substantial bite.
3. Service
Like most restaurants in Johor Bahru, service appears sincere and polite. Some Singapore outlets are located in hawker centres or run in a Self-Serviced mode (Sg's way of "LAZY" disguised as Excellent and Gracious service, :) ). Enough said. 

Authentic Pontian Wanton Noodles

Near KSL City
Parking is really difficult,
try to grab a spot anywhere.
Always crowded!
Great air-conditioned interior,
not at a hawker centre!
Friendly Staff!
Menu at a glance.
I do not believe they
have this in Singapore outlets.
Look at this HUGE bowl of Chicken
Feet Wanton Mee!
Yummy Pontian Wanton Mee!
An amazing S$9 including coffee, tea
and the Gingko Dessert. 
Stomach for one last dessert ,
Boy, I am really full!

Total Price : Sing$9. Uniquely Malaysia !

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