Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton 麦氏西池港式云吞面@1Utama Shopping Centre

听过细蓉吗? 细蓉就是我们常吃的云吞面咯!在广东非常盛传,是一道色香味俱全的汉族名点,属于粤菜系,也是香港阔少闲时品味的小点。
Wonton noodles in Cantonese we called “sai yong”, which is popular in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The dish is usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables, and wonton dumplings.

I was so excited to try out their popular Sai Yong when my man told me Mak’s noodle family opens its first Malaysian outlet in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Chef Jonny Yu, a grandson-in-law of noodle patriarch Mak Woon-Chi has been hailed as one of Hong Kong’s top purveyors of wonton noodles, whose recipe for these has endured three generations.

Well, 百闻不如一食, let’s give it a try! I brought my mother along as she just came back from Hong Kong and she misses the Sai Yong. In order to dodge the queue, we went on a weekday noon. ImageYou can see it from the picture above, I supposed you have to wait for at least 20 minutes to be seated if you come on a public holiday or weekend? There is the menu on the left-hand side for your to choose your meal so that it can speed up the waiting time. Let’s see what do they have:
Image-3Image-4Image-6Image-5Image-7well oh well, I think it is slightly pricey. Don’t you think so?Image-8Image-9Image-2very limited choice of beverages, and still, quite expensive.Image-10
My mother would like to have their signature Sai Yong – sea prawn wonton noodle soup RM12.90 and everyone knows I have seafood allergies, yet I insisted on trying out their noodle with prawn dumplings RM14.90.

It was plain-looking when it reaches the table, I hope it tastes good. There are four prawn wontons concealed beneath.
Image-11sea prawn wonton noodle soup RM12.90Image-12noodle with prawn dumplings RM14.90

What we expected: The firm and springy noodles + the plump wontons with a juicy crunch 
What we had: tasteless and thin noodles + convincingly juicy plump wontons with fresh sea prawns.

Yes, it is overrated and yes, I am quite sure you can get a better bowl of local wonton noodles in SS2 with a more affordable price without GST. Also, just a gentle reminder, they only accept cash.Image-14

Overall it was a little disappointment but I am still recommending their wontons.

Flyingindance’s rating : Service 2/5, prawn 5/5, price 2/5, noodle 2/5, wonton 5/5, soup 3/5
*1= poor , 2= average , 3 =good, 4 = very good, 5= excellent*

address :  Lot LG 311D, One Utama,, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
opening hours : 11am- 10pm

 

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