Cho Kee Noodle: Wanton mee stall with 8 varieties of handmade noodles like beetroot & spinach since 1965

I was intrigued by a stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre called Cho Kee Noodle. What was so special about it? Well, they actually craft their own noodles (8 varieties) from their central kitchen with unique flavours like beetroot, spinach, seaweed, and whole grain.

cho kee noodle - stall front

Cho Kee Noodle has been around since 1965, and is currently run by the 3rd generation. I learnt that besides making their own noodles, they also produce their own char siew, wanton and dumplings— how impressive!

On the day I visited, it was a pity that the seaweed and tomato noodles were sold out. Well, that just gives me an excuse to return, right?

What I tried from Cho Kee Noodle

cho kee noodle - wanton mee

I got the ball rolling with the Fried Wanton Noodle (S$5 for small) with my choice of the Spinach Noodles (+S$0.50). FYI, all their veggie noodles contain real vegetables, not just colouring.

The bowl contained a bed of spinach mee kia topped with slices of char siew, 3 pieces of fried wanton, a couple of steamed wanton, green veggies and a serving of pickled green chilli.

cho kee noodle - fried wanton

Even before mixing everything up, I succumbed to temptation and had a go with the fried wanton first. It was delightfully crispy and was stuffed with flavourful minced pork— what a good start!

cho kee noodle - tossed spinach noodles

cho kee noodle - pork lard

I gave the noodles a good mix. Immediately, my taste buds were seduced by the aromatic lard oil and crispy golden nuggets of pork lard, sneakily hiding like ninjas underneath the ingredients.

cho kee noodle - spinach noodles closeup

The noodles were not only cooked to perfection, but I also loved how it absorbed all the flavours of the sauce like a sponge. The heat from the chilli wasn’t overpowering, allowing me to taste all the ingredients as it is.

cho kee noodle - char siew closeup

Although the pieces of char siew were lean and tender, the flavour wasn’t compromised. The bits of char on the surface also helped enhance its smokiness.

cho kee noodle - steamed wanton

The steamed wanton was as light as a cloud and slithered down my throat like butter. Similar to the fried version, the meat was impeccable.

cho kee noodle - chicken feet noodle

The next dish I had was the Chicken Feet Noodle (S$4 for small). I decided to try the Whole Grain Noodles (+S$0.50) for this. It came with 2 gigantic pieces of chicken feet, white shimeiji mushrooms, green vegetables, and green chilli.

cho kee noodle - whole grain closeup

I took a closer look at the Whole Grain Noodles and they had tiny black speckles on it. The texture of it reminded me of eating wholemeal bread.

cho kee noodle - chicken feet closeup

Believe me when I say that the chicken feet were hugeeeeee! They literally filled the entire circumference of the bowl— dang, they were even longer than my puny hands.

cho kee noodle - gravy closeup

cho kee noodle - chicken feet closeup inside

I loved how the braised gravy had strong dominant flavours of star anise, which managed to penetrate every inch of the chicken feet. The gelatinous meat fell off the bone with ease, and was remarkably soft.

cho kee noodle - mushroom noodle

For my third and final dish, I tried the Mushroom Noodle (S$4). It had a mixture of the Beetroot Noodles (+S$0.50) which I had chosen, enoki mushrooms, shimeiji mushrooms, green veggies, and green chilli.

I loved how the mushrooms added varied textures to the noodles.

cho kee noodle - mushroom closeup

I was slightly surprised that the colour of the beetroot noodles leaned more towards the orange side instead of purple.

ho kee noodle - beetroot noodles

Other than tasting the fragrant lard oil, and experiencing a subtle spicy kick from the chilli, I couldn’t detect any earthy beetroot flavour in the mee.

ho kee noodle - vegetables

I also appreciated the generous portion of green vegetables. They were blanched just right, maintaining their natural greenness and crunch.

Final thoughts

ho kee noodle - overview

Cho Kee Noodle has received several awards in the past such as the Singapore Hawker Master 2012, and The Green Book Best Food Award 2014.

Although these awards were from some time back, they have maintained their standards till this day.

I guess I’ll be back to savour their seaweed and tomato noodles— hopefully they’ll be available then (keeping my fingers crossed).

Expected damage: S$4 – S$6 per pax

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Our Rating: 4 / 5

Cho Kee Noodle

51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-04, Singapore 390051

Our Rating 4/5

Cho Kee Noodle

51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-04, Singapore 390051

Telephone: +65 9455 0963
Operating Hours: 11am - 3pm & 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Mon to Thu), 10am - 3pm (Sun), Closed on Fri & Sat
Telephone: +65 9455 0963

Operating Hours: 11am - 3pm & 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Mon to Thu), 10am - 3pm (Sun), Closed on Fri & Sat