Some people may frown upon the use of tomato ketchup in wonton mee, saying that authentic wanton mee should not have ketchup in it. I think what they are trying to say is that Hong Kong style wanton mee should not have ketchup in it.
I know a lot of people who love wanton mee with tomato ketchup in it because they grew up eating it like that. This stall prides itself in selling wanton mee that is spicy, sour, sweet and salty at the same time and they also want the world to know that they are still using the same SinSin brand of tomato ketchup since their father started the shop some 30 to 40 years ago.
The wanton mee here is very old school. You still get a generous helping of crispy pork lard as well as the traditionally thin slivers of tasty char siew. The noodles are of good quality and I was told by the lady boss that they spend a bit more to procure better quality egg noodle. Undoubtedly, the star of the show for me was the wanton. They were very tasty and one of the best I have tasted. Overall, I would give this wanton mee a 4.25/5. I would have loved a juicier and thicker char siew to go with it.
Nam Heng Restaurant
949 Upper Serangoon Road
Opening hours: Evenings until around 10pm