Every Penangite knows where to find his/her favorite Wan Ton Mee but with the new opening of Loy Kee 黎记汕头街面馆, you might want to give this place a try before deciding your next favorite Wan Ton Mee place. The new Wan Ton Mee specialist can be found at Kimberley Street, right next to the new Jio Cafe. It has a Cantonese-influenced menu... featuring Char Siew, Wan Ton and the rather uncommon braised Beef Brisket. Not exactly the Hong Kie style but a good blend of Cantonese elements to the local Wan Ton Mee.
Plain Noodles 斋面 (Rm 5/ large)
Water Chestnut and Shrimp Dumplings 马蹄鲜虾水饺 (Rm 6)
Shrimp Wan Ton 鲜虾云吞汤 (Rm 6)
Honey Roasted Meat/ Char Siew 蜜汁叉烧 (Rm 6)
Loy Kee's Wan Ton Mee was springy but the winning factor was the expertly mixed sauce. It has the quintessential Soy sauce fragrance with a sleek sweetness. With a little lard, the combo was most delicious. The Shrimp Wan Ton fared better than the Dumplings... the presence of Shrimp made the texture bouncier and more addictive. Slightly more expensive than the usual hawker Wan Ton Mee but the satisfaction commensurate accordingly.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 8 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A