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Cheong Kee Wantan Mee in Buntong, Ipoh

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That famous Buntong wantan mee

I learnt of this pretty good wantan mee stall in Buntong (Ipoh) from my brother in-law, who suggested we try it for dinner when rif and I were in Ipoh not too long ago. The stall is located in a residential area and gets quite crowded during peak hours – we waited a good 30 minutes for our noodles.

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They operate from their home in a quiet neighbourhood

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Light gravy base

The noodles (RM3.50 – small, RM4.40 – medium, RM5.30 – large) were springy and tastier than your average wantan mee. I liked that there was no kan sui smell or taste in the noodles, which came topped with savoury pork slices and light gravy. Nothing like the dark sauce wantan mee and fatty char siew I’m accustomed too.

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Noodles with a nice chew

And since it’s Ipoh, beansprouts are a must and these were fat and crunchy. I didn’t care much for the wantan soup though, as it tasted very ordinary.

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Wantan soup

The wantan mee had a nice spring to each bite and there was little or no MSG. But I still prefer the ones that come with char siew and dark sauce. Personal preference. 😉

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Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 5.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: I liked the texture of the noodles, but wasn’t entirely impressed with the overall taste.

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Cheong Kee Wan Tan Noodle

Cheong Kee Wan Tan Mee
542, Jalan Sekolah,
Buntong, 30100 Ipoh.
Tel: 05-255 0789
H/P: 019-516 6781, 016-511 1282
Business Hours: 7am – midnight

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