Sg. Besi Wan Tan Mee

besi wantan mee

Jessica was in the vicinity of my condo one night and asked if I wanted to eat some overwhelmingly delicious (those were her exact words) wantan mee in Sungai Besi.
HB: How overwhelming?
J: Power overwhelming.
I was sold. She’s such a Starcraft geek sometimes. Heh! I was up for it since I just got back from work so I drove down to Sg. Besi with her as the GPS. There are no signboards at the place – it looks like a car workshop which moonlights as a restaurant at night.

besi cooking

We arrived there at around 10 pm and the place was still bustling with customers. The friendly lady proprietor came over and took our order. She didn’t seem to mind the BYO (had a bottle of Absolut Vodka that I just plonked down on the table) and gave us the lowdown on the Good Stuff (TM) they have.

besi place

Sg. Besi Wan Tan Mee is famous for two things (one thing actually) – their wan tan mee with char siew. Their char siew is apparently their signature dish (according to the proprietor and Jess) so all their wan tan mee is served with awesome char siew.

besi wantan mee duck

It costs RM 5.50 per plate and it’s worth every sen! The drive down was long but the food more than made up for it. It’s gotta be the best wan tan mee I’ve had in KL. The noodles are springy and flavorful and the char siew is to die for. It has a crispy edge, but is tender on the inside. The char siew is also slightly sweet, but not overpoweringly so and has an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture. Superlatives fail me.

besi wantan mee mushrooms

You can choose add-ons for just RM 1.50 to your wantan mee with char siew.
I had a duck drumstick (RM 8) with my wan tan mee. I choose the entire drum instead of an add-on.
Jess had the shitake mushroom add-on for RM 1.50. It’s juicy and flavorful; the mushrooms taste like it just came out of a pot of pork stew (perhaps the same one I ordered below). The mushrooms were practically engorged with delicious juices. Mmm…

besi pork

We also ordered a side dish of stewed pork leg (RM 10.00). Just coz I was craving for pork.

It’s so good I did my speed eating thing while Jessica filmed me. Watch me stuff my mouth like a pig on this (power) overwhelming(ly) delicious wan tan mee with char siew.

besi onions

You can also add fried onions to the wantan mee with char siew for that extra oomph! I have no idea how to direct you here since Jessica guided me but the address listed on the menu is:
No. 190H, Jalan 2 Β½ Mile, Off Sg. Besi, 55200 Kuala Lumpur.

besi me

Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee – Best in Sg. Besi, KL, and some say, PJ.

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46 thoughts on “Sg. Besi Wan Tan Mee”

  1. Eh eh eh… Do the MS Paint map ala KY or mark on google maps. Please?
    KY. It only hit me that its the lube’s brand. Heh. Childish moment.

  2. steben lim: I don’t even know where we were that night. Haha! I can do the Google Maps thing, been doing that for a while now…next time, wasn’t paying attention for this one. It’s REALLY hard to find.

  3. Yea, thats why google marking is needed. No signboards at all. Will be greatly appreciated bro. Thanks.
    How does kolomee goes with vodka? Like caviar?

  4. ahh.. this Wan Tan Mee!
    Take Jln Sg Besi, heading towards KL-Seremban highway, pay attention after passing ex-BAT site.. it’s on your left πŸ™‚
    Next time you wanna eat in KL call me.. Haha!

  5. steben lim: Wantan mee with vodka? I don’t know how it tastes like. I forgot. πŸ˜‰
    BTW, got your map.
    Cweelee: Yeah, it’s a bit expensive…but it’s worth the money. It’s damn good wantan mee. πŸ™‚
    steben lim: Go forth, and search for the place. πŸ™‚
    yuetmui: Hey, thanks for the detailed directions! Appreciate it!
    Okay, my number is 016 888 2069. Text me. πŸ™‚

  6. chefmel: Yup, it’s awesome wantan mee. Their pork leg is pretty awesome too. I love it! πŸ™‚
    kim: Curry mee? I didn’t try it coz my friend told me the famous dish here is wan tan mee so that’s all we ate. Will check it out when I go for porridge near this place. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  7. eat slowly ma… that place, i think got signboard but very hard to see loh.. been there a few times.. sometimes you might missed it when you’re driving alone

  8. I have been eating here since 1988 and the quality has degraded so much from back in the day. I stopped eating here in 2004 when the noodles started to get soggier and soggier, then again I guess for the new people, it’s a sort of ‘in’ thing and much talked about.
    Overall, they are ok la. Got fight with the PJ State WTM next to menara mbpj.

  9. HB, you must like Cantonese wonton mein alot? It seem most of the Chinese food you features are Cantonese style food. I like the food stalls entries very much for it so interesting since there none in States.

  10. Sorry to hear about that Peptic ulcer mate, the jab in the ass sucks… especially when you have to sit down in the car afterwards. You have any idea what is in those syringes?
    P.S. The starcraft chick sounds like a keeper

  11. Mellissa: Hmm…I can’t remember having any good ones in Melbourne. :S
    jolene: I tried walking all around the place but I couldn’t find the signboard. πŸ™‚
    steben lim: Well, it’s kinda in Sg. Besi. πŸ™‚
    calvaryzone: I think this place caters to the late night crowd…it was quite full when we were there at 10 pm. I think we stayed an hour. πŸ™‚
    David Jr: Old skool! Since 1988 – that’s a long time. Thanks for the history and trivia behind this stall buddy! πŸ™‚
    Erica: KL is a Cantonese stronghold so most of the dishes here are Cantonese. πŸ™‚
    e: OMG! My dismal memory, I shall email her about it. Thanks again buddy! πŸ™‚
    Yatz: Eh, got ye mei over there too? Okay, will try the curry wild boar too next time! πŸ™‚
    kamen: Okay, next time we go again if you’re familiar. I think you’re better in directions than I am. πŸ™‚
    annant: Mee pok is the curly stuff right? It’s the thing we use for kolo mee in Sarawak. πŸ™‚
    Reiko: You should check it out – it’s quite good really! πŸ™‚
    Trey: Heh! It’s alright, the pain didn’t bother me much. Cheers mate! πŸ™‚
    Rayz: Yup, I ordered the Large version. Supersize my wantan mee for RM 0.50! πŸ™‚

  12. okie.. text you already πŸ™‚
    for the Wan Tan Mee again… forgot to tell you it’s after you passed former BAT, then Proton showroom, it’s right after BHP station πŸ™‚
    but I prefer the one at Ho Weng Kee, SS2 πŸ™‚

  13. mars: Aha! You won’t get lost then. πŸ˜‰
    Damn Dirty Angel: Indeed, my friend. Good stuff at this place indeed. Strangely enough I have gaps in my memory due to the Absolut. πŸ˜‰
    yuetmui: Thanks! Got your number, let’s go out makan when i come back from Sibu! πŸ™‚
    Ho Weng Kee, SS2? That is MUCH closer to me (as in 3 minutes drive kinda close). I’ll check it out. Cheers!
    KY: Yeah, very good stuff on offer here. I’m glad I went despite being tired from work. πŸ™‚
    taufulou: Really? She seems very friendly to me! I was chatting with her and laughing with her, took a photo of her too. She seems pretty okay. *shrugs*
    eiling: Haha! It’s my speed eating skillz. It works better with rice though, I can’t eat noodles fast. πŸ™
    seth.frostheart: Yup, I shall trust her judgement next time. The first time she brought me to The Cave, which is a very WTF moment. Good for drinking, not so good for food. πŸ™‚
    No wonder the place is full of auto signs then.

  14. hey huaibin..
    this is non related with wantonmee but thanks for dropping by my blog.. πŸ™‚ ehhe… nice drift session u got there! πŸ˜› see you around k!

  15. Some say it’s overrated! This wantan mee stall at this coffee shop called 747 near Aman Suria beats this place any time! But be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes.

  16. Wah.. U really can eat so fast.. Though it’s not good for digestion.. The way u ate showed that the wantan taste yummy..>A>MUST>EAT>FOOD> ;p

  17. jen: Hello surfer chick! πŸ˜‰
    It’s good to have you here.
    j2kfm: Yup, char siew is their specialty dish. πŸ™‚
    Viya: You should check it out, it’s really good char siew wantan mee. πŸ™‚
    PJ Old Towner: I know that place! I used to live in Dataran Prima Condo (which is in Aman Suria, kinda). I’ll go check it out. Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Shirley Snow: This is not fast. πŸ™
    I can eat MUCH faster if it’s rice or even mashed potatoes with gravy. It’s hard to speed eat noodles. πŸ™‚

  18. I don’t know is it just me, everywhere I go I always ended up ordering noodles or maybe I simply love noodles so much. This is place will be added to my list visit.

  19. Dude, if you like wan tan mee, you should try siew yok mee. Its almost similar to wan tan mee but instead of wan tan and charsiew, they use siew yok.
    There is this one place my friends brought me to, in KL, nearby Jln Tun HS Lee, behind Reggae Bar. There is this restaurant selling AWESOME Siew yok mee. Their signature dishes are loh she fun, yong tau foo and their fishcake(which they use sang har). Its a must try!

  20. Shirley Snow: Yeah, I tend to eat like a pig. I shovel food into my mouth. πŸ™‚
    Darren: Yeah, you won’t be disappointed with this one. The prices can be a bit steep though, for wantan mee. πŸ™‚
    Marlboro Guy: Sonds good! Behind Raggae Bar, will go and check it out. Cheers bro! πŸ™‚


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