It was supposed to be a quiet scene in the market hawker at 5am, but the peaceful morning was peppered with a chirpy female voice. A voice that signaled the start of a busy day ahead for the stall owners of 品香 Wanton Noodles.
My word, the lady boss of this famous stall talks non-stop, akin to her business that is never short of a long queue, even in the early part of the morning.
Looking at the stall display, you know you are at the right place. Photos of celebrities and awards are seen prominently featured. And if that does not sound convincing enough, then the fact that 品香 was featured in a TV programme, must surely strengthen the belief that they really serves top notch wanton noodles. The queue says it all!!
Originating from Malaysia, what makes 品香 noodles ooh so good is undeniably the generous amount of rich tasty sauce that bathes the noodles. Other than the usual black sauce that blends with most wanton noodles, they never fail to add a scoop of gravy that cooks the chicken feet. Ah....this also explains why I will always order their wanton noodles with added chicken feet. I am a keen lover of chicken feet, and this one is braised till soft. Each bite allows the meat and skin to slide out easily. And the tasty feet is a testament to how they absorb every ounce of juice from the various ingredients in the pot. Chicken feet lovers, please note that their chicken feet can be sold out even by 9am on weekends.
品香's noodles are also crunchy and smooth, a fine texture that offers a perfect match with the tender char siew. The wantons also deserve a big mention. Within the silky wanton skin is a wonderful mixture of succulent pork and some other ingredients that gives a strong hint of the presence of lard.
And that is not all, 品香 serves a thick bowl of tasty soup, cooked with enormous amount of soy beans and ikan bilis. I could easily finish the soup even before I have my first mouthful of noodles. Trust me, the soup is really that good.
Now, there is something really unique about the lady boss. Other than her non-stop chattering, she has this really awesome memory that allows her to remember all her orders. To top this, she remembers individual customers' order too!! The best part is that she would address older male and female customers as '帅哥' and '美女' young adults as '小弟' or '小妹'.
If you wanna enjoy a good bowl of wanton noodles and getting someone addressing you 10 years younger, then this is the place, alright.
Pin Xiang Noodles
Blk 93 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh