I’ve never been to Pontian, but was told that I should try the wanton noodles if I were to go there. Since rif and I won’t be paying Pontian a visit anytime soon, we decided to try the wanton noodles from a franchise outlet – Pontian Wanton Noodles at Taman Rimbunan Kepong.
The noodles are supposedly handmade with no preservatives. They come in five different flavours: Chilli sauce, black sauce, chilli + black sauce (signature noodles), tomato sauce and chilli + tomato sauce + black sauce.
I tried the chilli and black sauce wanton noodles, while rif ordered the chilli, tomato sauce and black sauce version (RM4.50 – small, RM5.50 – medium, RM6.50 – large). The noodles came with some leafy vegetables, char siew slices, fried wanton and a bowl of soup with two pieces of wanton.
Our noodles were perfectly al dente with no alkaline smell or taste. I liked that they were well tossed, so each strand was properly coated with dark sauce. The chilli and black sauce might be a tad spicy for some. I didn’t need to eat this with pickled green chilli – it was spicy enough for me.
rif’s portion was mildly spicy with a tangy flavour from the tomato. Between the two, I liked my noodles better. The chilli, tomato sauce and black sauce combination tasted a tad strange for me, but he enjoyed it. I didn’t care for the char siew slices as they were dry and stringy.
On the other hand, the fried wanton pieces were incredibly addictive; we ordered an extra plate (RM4) to share. Light, crunchy and filled with porky goodness, this was polished off within 10 minutes. While the soup was a tad too peppery for me, it didn’t reek of MSG.
The Pontian charcoal coffee (RM1.70) was very “kau”, so it’s not for the faint-hearted. If you’re used to drinking a double espresso in the morning, you would be able to handle this. Otherwise, stick to milder drinks like barley (RM1.50).