Friday, 19 May 2017

Batu Pahat's Famous Chop See Kee Wanton Mee 亞泗雲吞面 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Chop See Kee wanton mee wasn't on the itinerary of today's one-day food trail to Batu Pahat, Johor. I have eaten Batu Pahat's most famous wanton mee many times before and wanted to save my stomach space for the many other good food BP has to offer. But, how dare I come within 100 metres of Chop See Kee and not eat their legendary wanton mee, especially when my buddies have never eaten it before? 😂

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I was relieved to see a long queue at Choy See Kee on this Friday afternoon - it's the best excuse to move on and stick to the original itinerary which I had carefully planned 😄

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Mr Chong, one of founder Ah See's sons calmly churning out plate after plate of their signature wanton mee with practised ease.

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Before I could say the words "Let's go", Uncle Martin already snagged a table for 5 despite the full house at the wanton mee shop.

"I already ordered two plates to try," the veteran foodie said 😂

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We had a plate of the "original" flavour.

I love Ah See's house made egg noodles - it's slightly thicker and heavier than generic wanton mee. The strands have a slightly firm texture with a tender chewiness to the bite.

The quite robust savoury tasting sauce is heavily laced with lard which gives it a subtle porcine sweetness.

We all love it 😋

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We also had one plate with chili.

It is the same lard laced sauce spiked with a little chili sauce. I like this spicy version too but Uncle Bob felt that the original flavour is better.

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The char siew is made with lean meat and is the "coloured and boiled" type. It is tender and I like it's mild sweet flavour. 

I remarked that I prefer the roasted char siew at KL's top wanton mee stalls. Then, Jenny pointed out that this kind of char siew is really the norm traditionally and those with roasted char siew are exceptions. Ah yes, Jenny is right that I have been spoilt by KL char siew wanton mee.

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The wantons are large and the pork fillings are soft with traditional sesame seasoning.

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4-Star (out of 5). I love the thick and heavy egg noodles at Choy See Kee. I also like the heavily lard laced sauce. Love it or loath it, Ah See's style of wanton mee is uniquely Batu Pahat. It is well loved by local folks. The old school flavours and the chance to mingle with locals make a visit to Chop See Kee well worthwhile for visitors to BP.

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Restaurant name: Chop See Kee (every one here calls it Ah See wanton mee) 亞泗雲吞面
Address: 2, Jalan Jenang, Batu Pahat, Johor (at the same row of shops as OCBC bank branch)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/o4T2d 
GPS1°51'01.5"N 102°55'38.3"E | 1.850412, 102.927302
Tel: 07 438 8516
Hours: 8:30am to 9:30pm 

Non Halal  

Date visited: Numerous times since 10 Mar 2012

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