Hong Kee Bamboo Wantan Mee at Campbell Street

This is a MUST EAT place in Penang if you're craving for a good bowl of Wantan Mee!

Hong Kee Bamboo Wantan Mee at Campbell Street

Hong Kee Wantan Mee is quite well-known throughout Penang island. When it comes to an insanely good bowl of Cantonese noodle dish, the people at Hong Kee are very serious about the quality. The 弹牙-ness (springiness) of this Hong Kong style bamboo-pressed egg noodles has been taken to a whole new level.

You’ll be greeted by their worker see-sawing up and down with a bamboo when you enter this restaurant.

That is the traditional bamboo-pressed method Hong Kee use to make their very bouncy egg noodles.

Hong Kee Dry Wantan Mee
Hong Kee BBQ Pork and Shrimp Wantan Mee - credit: @brax1491

The result, is a bowl of goodness that basically bounces between your teeth on every bite.

Mix it well with the accompanying dressing and gigantic wantan (dumplings), you have yourself an extremely satisfying meal.

Hong Kee Wantan Mee with Shrimp Roes
Hong Kee Wantan Mee with Shrimp Roes - credit: @asako.sasaki
Hong Kee Wantan Mee Dumplings
Huge Wantan (Dumplings) - credit: @kawano_director

We really love the generous amount of coarsely chopped shrimps and meat filling in their dumpling soup.

The soup by itself is sweet; while the dumplings ‘oozes’ out more of that sweet and juiciness on every bite brings you to the top of heaven.

If you’re looking for a must eat Wantan Mee in Penang, this is the place that won’t disappoint!

Hong Kee Bamboo Wantan Mee (鴻記竹昇雲吞面)

Contact: +604-2619875

Operating Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 10pm, Close on Wednesday

Address: 37 Campbell Street 10100 George Town Penang

Facebook: Hong Kee Bamboo Wantan Mee (鴻記竹昇雲吞面)

Wantan Mee has always been the favourite of many in Malaysia as a simple, quick and tasty meal.

This Cantonese noodle dish is sometimes called ‘Tok Tok Mee’ in certain states of Malaysia.

It can be served dried with a separate bowl of hot soup and wantan (dumplings) or in soup form where the noodles, soup, and dumplings in the same bowl.

Though it looks like a simple dish; there are many elements that lies within a good bowl of Wantan Mee.

First, to ensure the noodles are served springy and smooth, it has to be boiled in hot water for a right amount of time, just enough to get it cooked.

Then it’s taken out and put into a cold water bath that basically introduce some temperature shock to make them springy. And off again into the hot boiling water so that it can be served hot.

Garnishes like spring onions, leafy vegetables, wonton, and charsiew slices are then added into a bowl together with the springy noodles before soup (usually prepared from dried flounder) are poured in to serve.

As for the dried version; a watery based soy sauce and sesame oil are mixed together with the noodles and the same garnishes like meat dumplings, leafy vegetables, and charsiew slices are placed in together. Spring onions are then topped to further enhance its flavors.

Heads up! When it comes to food and experience, opinions varies from person to person. So please take ours with a pinch of salt.

Photo credit: @clcbakmiclub