If you’re one to scroll through Facebook or online news sites religiously every day, you’d have heard of Kok Kee Wanton Mee, one of Singapore’s most beloved wanton mee stalls—or at least, that’s what everyone is calling it.
It’s been called “legendary”, “notorious”, “famous”, and even touted as the “Best Wanton Mee in Singapore”, so much so that someone wanted to buy its secret recipe for S$2 million in March 2019, but the owners rejected the offer.
So, we decided to drop by its newest outlet at Lavender to see if Kok Kee Wanton Mee was worth the hype.
Kok Kee Wanton Mee started in 1992 as a humble wanton mee stall at Lavender Food Square before moving to Hoa Nam Building in Jalan Besar. Suddenly, much to the dismay of many Singaporeans, it closed down in 2016.
However, it made its return in March 2019 at 30 Foch Rd, and man, it was like Christmas morning for so many Singaporeans.
I didn’t understand the hype at first, but that’s probably because I was still a tiny baby when it first started. Others have shared nostalgic memories of growing up eating Kok Kee’s springy wanton noodles. I likened it to my love for that good ‘ol chicken rice