There's a new hotspot in Penang that is attracting large crowds of people who are eager to get wantan mee for breakfast
The stall, situated at the Seberang Jaya Food Court in Butterworth, Penang, has drawn hundreds of locals almost every day as people spend their mornings queuing up for the halal wantan mee. Here, the wantan mee is served with chicken meat instead of the usual barbecued pork.
Traditionally, wonton mee or more commonly known among locals as wantan mee, is basically egg noodles tossed in thick soy sauce, topped with slices of char siew (bbq pork), with a side of wontons with meat filling (usually pork), choy sum, and pickled green chillies.
There are different versions of the dish throughout Malaysia, depending on the region.
A plate of wantan mee at the stall only costs RM3.80
Each plate comes with noodles, wantans, fish balls, and vegetables.
Customers have the choice of selecting the "special" wantan mee that comes with char siew for only RM4.80.
There is also the option to add-on ingredients such as wantan or noodles, but customers would have to pay for the additional charges.
Those who are interested to get a taste of this noodles better be early, as the wantan mee is usually sold out by 10.30am
According to a report by The Star the humble store is operated by Mohd Azron Ibrahim and his wife Nabila Chew Abdullah, who started the business four years ago.
Nabila usually comes in at about 7.30am, to get a heads up with the preparations, while her husband would start work at 9am, when the stall opens.
"All our ingredients are certified by the Islamic Religious Development Department."
"The dumpling fillings and roast strips are made from chicken. It took us about six months of experimenting to get the formula right," Mohd Azron told The Star.
The stall opens for three hours from 9am till 12pm from Wednesday until Sunday
Those who do not fancy wantan mee could instead try the white curry mee or char hor fun (fried wide rice noodles) which are only available on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively.