The Place Helmed by ex-Crystal Jade chef Chef Chan Wing Kin, Chef Kin Wanton Noodle opened in September at Yishun Street 61 Blk 632 with people standing in line for two hours for their Wanton Noodles, Beef Brisket Noodles, and more. I didn’t manage to head down to Yishun, but had the chance to visit their second outlet in Bedok at Blk 59 New Upper Changi Road. There will subsequently be a third outlet opening at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on 14 December 2021.
The Bedok outlet is located in a newly opened coffeeshop which was very busy even during a weekday lunch. As expected, there was a snaking queue at Chef Kin Wanton Noodle.
The Food The signature is definitely the Wanton Noodles (S$5) and I had the soup version. For S$5, the portion is quite generous and the soup flavour does remind me of the ones I had in Hong Kong. The wanton itself has a good texture to the skin, and the shrimp is a decent size too with about five wantons.
Made with creamy duck egg noodles, the noodle taste is also quite flavourful and it is very good value.
Alternatively, there is also the HK Dumpling Noodle (S$5) where you can go for soup or dry. You get chunky dumplings but as compared to the wanton, I find the latter has a better flavour.
For beef lovers, there is also the Braised Beef Brisket Noodles ($5.50) made with beef brisket braised for 4 hours.
Rants It will probably be a perpetual long queue at Chef Kin. Also, it can be challenging getting a table at the coffeeshop during peak hours.
Will I Return Again? If not for the long queue, Chef Kin Wanton Noodle is a close alternative to restaurant standards, at a fraction of restaurant pricing which explains the popularity. Drop by if you are prepared to queue, for the love of wanton noodles.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 2/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Chef Kin Wanton Noodle
Blk 59 New Upper Changi Road
Blk 107 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
(Opening 14 December 2021)
Monday to Sunday: 7:30am to 8pm
Ranted by The Ranter