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This week, let’s bring on the best of both worlds and combine cooking at home with hawker quality wanton mee, all in a DIY kit delivered straight to your doorstep. You may already know Bee Kee Wanton Noodle in Lorong Lew Lian for their truffle & traditional wanton mee and now you can reproduce the latter in the comfort of your own kitchen!
I filled up a quick online order form for the Bee Kee wanton noodle kit, consisting of 10 bundles of their fresh thin egg noodles, 40 freshly wrapped pork wantons and 3 jars of sauce – homemade chilli, fragrant oil & signature soy sauce. Delivery was prompt and I received a text message with cooking instructions that were easy to follow and foolproof. I managed to turn out delicious wanton noodles of my own in less than 5 minutes!
First of all, I have to say the mee was really excellent, really fresh and delicate, with a springy texture, especially if you follow the instructions for al dente noodles – they were ready in less than 30 seconds.
As for the wantons, they were small in size, but big on flavour, with well-seasoned, tender minced pork wrapped in a thin, satiny skin. A quick dunk in boiling water, they were ready in less than 2 minutes.
I imagine these would also taste amazing deep fried and crunchy, but again following the instructions, I tossed the boiled noodles and wantons in the carefully proportioned sauces, sprinkled crispy lard and tah dah – a quick delicious meal was ready!
The fragrant oil lived up to its name – I think it might have been a mixture of lard and shallot oil and it gave the dish an aromatic silkiness that blended perfectly with the rich umami flavour of their signature soy sauce and the homemade chilli – which I reckon was a spicy mix of tomato, fresh and dried chilli – brought a little sweet, a lot of heat and a pleasant tang.
The great thing about this DIY kit is it can be kept in your fridge/ freezer till you want to eat (just remember to defrost before cooking – don’t worry, everything you need to know is sent to you via WhatsApp). You’re also free to tweak the seasoning according to your taste and add in extra ingredients from your fridge, like meat & veggies. However, you can also order ala carte extras from Bee Kee like shrimp dumplings, char siew, more noodles & hand-cooked crispy lard chunks just like they serve at their stall.
Free delivery available island wide with a min order of $30. And the DIY wanton noodle kit went for a reasonable $45 (I ordered a portion of crispy lard chunks for $5), substantial enough to feed 5-10 people. It fed my family of 4 over two days across 3 meals. If it sounds like a lot, it makes sense to split the cost & share the kit with a neighbour! So for a convenient, home cooked meal that shines with hawker quality, try ordering Bee Kee’s DIY wanton mee kit. They’ve done all the hard work for you and their delivery service was great. For more details and the online order form, click here.
Bee Kee Wanton Noodle
Add: Block 2 Lorong Lew Lian, S(048940)
WhatsApp: +65 9877 3310
Open Daily: 7am – 8pm