10 best wanton mee spots in JB

Singapore and Malaysia can’t get enough of this noodle sensation: Wanton mee! Despite its Cantonese origin, the dish has evolved over time to suit the local tastes and preferences. It is a staple dish that is commonly served in various establishments, such as coffee shops, hawker centres, and restaurants across both nations.

Wanton mee in Malaysia and Singapore has distinctly different characteristics. The most noticeable difference between them is that the former typically comes tossed with a black sauce, while the latter is white in hue. However, in JB, we have both the white and black variations of wanton mee.

Regardless of your preference, we will guide you through our meticulously selected list of the top 10 wanton mee in JB.

1. 世纪住家云吞面

世纪住家云吞面 - Store front

Pronounced as ‘Shi Ji Zhu Jia Yun Tun Mian’ in Chinese, 世纪住家云吞面 has always been one of the favourite spots in Taman Abad for wanton mee. Tucked away in a residential area, this eatery has long been celebrated for its generous portions.

世纪住家云吞面 - Dishes

Considering our group of 4, we decided to each order 1 bowl. As depicted from the image, the Wanton Mee comes in different sizes and sauces. The small one cost us RM8, while the large one is priced at RM10. Though the dish already included a bowl of soup with 3 wantons, we couldn’t resist adding on Fried Wanton (RM8 for 10 pieces) upon the auntie’s recommendations.

世纪住家云吞面 - Noodles

The noodles were impressive— they had a translucent look with a chewy texture. We couldn’t stop ourselves from having one bite after another. The black sauce had a slightly sweeter flavour compared to the white one, offering a more intriguing taste. I would definitely go for another bowl just for those QQ noodles!

326, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 2am
Closed on Sat & Sun

2. Time’s Eateria

Time's Eateria -Store front

Time’s Eateria is a modern restaurant specialising in wanton mee and Chinese-style chicken chop rice. It was even nominated for the Malaysia Top Heritage Gourmet Award in 2022, one of the most authoritative restaurant industry certifications in the country. This recognition reflected the crowd’s affection towards the eatery.

Time's Eateria - Wanton mee dishes

We ordered a Cha Siew Wan Tan Mee (RM7.90) in black sauce. The noodles had a wonderful al dente texture, exactly the perfect firmness that I like. The sauce struck a delightful balance within sweetness and saltiness, making the dish incredibly enjoyable. Meanwhile, the Minced Pork Wan Tan Mee (RM7.90) in white sauce leaned more towards a savoury flavour profile.

We also included a serving of Dry Wan Tan (RM4 for 5 pieces). Though there was the presence of chilli oil, it tasted surprisingly light in flavour. It wasn’t overwhelming to consume the dish in its entirety. 

I also noticed one thing thoughtful about this eatery; their ordering website includes special remarks for each dish, like ‘less oil’, ‘less salty’, and others. This allows the patrons to tailor their dish based on their flavour preferences.

30-G, Jln Sri Pelangi 4, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6017 752 6486
Fri to Wed: 8am – 6pm
Closed on Thu

3. Yit Foh Wan Tan Mee

Yit Foh Wan Tan Mee - Store front

Yit Foh Wan Tan Mee is a well-known restaurant in JB that was established in the 1970s. Taman Century is home to its first location. The founder, Mr. Lee, devised a recipe that has been followed ever since for the egg noodles used in their wanton mee.

If you frequently visit this restaurant, you may have noticed that the chefs are no longer cooking in the front of the shop. The owner decided to relocate their cooking area into the kitchen in 2015 to make sure that patrons enjoy a pleasant dining experience.

Yit Foh Wan Tan Mee - Wanton mee dishes

The eatery serves its Wanton Noodles (RM8 for small, RM9 for medium, RM10 for large) with both spicy and non-spicy variations. The noodles are accompanied by a bowl of wanton soup and homemade char siew which are freshly prepared everyday.

Add some flair to your meal with the Fried Wanton. Get a minimum of 10 pieces for RM5, or indulge in up to 30 pieces for RM15. To complete your wanton mee feast, you may also savour the Wanton Soup (from RM4.50) and Fish Cake (RM6).

153, Jalan Harimau, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6011 2007 2440
Fri to Tue: 7am – 1am
Wed: 7am – 2.45pm
Closed on Thu

5, Jln Sagu 10, Taman Daya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6016 684 3288
Fri to Tue: 7am – 8pm
Wed: 7am – 5pm
Closed on Thu

45, Jalan Harmonium 23/12,Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6019 819 6813
Fri to Wed: 8am – 4pm
Closed on Thu

Restoran Jin Shan
1, Jalan Impian Emas 2, Taman Impian Emas 81300, Skudai, Johor Bahru
+6016 784 5539
Sat to Thu: 6am – 5pm
Closed on Fri

4. HW Wan Tan Mee

HW Wan Tan Mee - Store front

HW Wan Tan Mee located at Taman Maju Jaya has been there for 9 years. Remaining open till as late as 3.30am, this place has constantly drawn crowds of both locals and Singaporeans looking for a supper binge.

HW Wan Tan Mee - Wanton mee dishes

You can get your Wan Tan Mee (RM8.60 for small, RM11.30 for large) tossed in either black sauce or white sauce. There’s even an option to customise your dish with spicy or non-spicy flavour. 

If you love to enjoy your meal with some sides, why not get the Fried Wantan (RM9) or Tau Fu Pok (RM10)? What’s more, the owner has recently upgraded the menu, adding a new BBQ section. You’ll find various types of meat, seafood, and vegetables grilled to perfection. Now that truly makes for a fantastic supper!

68, Jalan Abiad, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6019 755 9355
Tue to Sun: 6pm – 3.30am
Closed on Mon

5. Tampoi Ah B Wanton Noodles

Tampoi Ah B Wanton Noodles - Store front

Tampoi Ah B Wanton Noodles, situated within Restoran Lee Soon, has been operating for over 10 years. The owner, Ah B, began honing his noodle blanching skills under his father’s tutelage at the age of 16. He now possesses over 20 years of experience in preparing wanton mee to perfection.

Tampoi Ah B Wanton Noodles - Wanton mee dishes

Treat yourself to the Wanton Mee (RM7 for small, RM8 for medium, RM9 for large) featuring tender pieces of char siew with spring onions and crispy pork lard. Each serving includes a bowl of soup with 3 wantons. You can also opt for mee pok if you don’t like thin noodles.

No meal is complete without some side dishes! Try out their Wanton (RM6 for 10 pieces), available in soup or dry-tossed version. Alternatively, you can go for the Fried Wanton, but it is priced slightly higher at RM7 for 10 pieces

34, Jalan Dato Muthuthambi, Taman Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6016 727 8588
Sat to Thu: 10am – 5pm
Closed on Fri

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6. 广记传统云吞面

广记传统云吞面 - Store front

I’m particularly interested in long-standing establishments like 广记传统云吞面, as the dish seems like a gateway to the past and it connects me to the yesteryear. While everything has evolved swiftly, the only thing that remains unchanged is its taste. 

Pronounced as ‘Guang Ji Chuan Tong Yun Tun Mian’ in Chinese, this eatery situated within Kedai Kopi Yoong Seng at Johor Jaya has housed over 30 years of legacy.

广记传统云吞面 - Wanton mee dishes

The star dish here is undoubtedly the Wanton Mee (RM6). If you would like a larger portion, there’s an option to add more noodles for an extra RM1.50. The Wanton Mee here differs slightly from the ones we usually have. Instead of choy sum, the noodles are accompanied by cabbage, which adds a unique touch to its overall mouthfeel. It also comes with their homemade char siew and wanton.

Additionally, the eatery offers a variety of yong tau foo selections. If you’re looking for dessert to complete your meal, do try out their traditional beancurd.

7, Jalan Dedap 17, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tue to Sun: 6am – 2pm
Closed on Mon

7. Grandpapa Tee Wan Tan Mee

Grandpapa Tee Wan Tan Mee - Store front

If you’re coming from SIngapore, you must check out Grandpapa Tee Wan Tan Mee at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, just a 25-minute drive from Tuas Checkpoint. It offers a diverse selection of noodle dishes that are sure to satisfy. Consistently drawing crowds of the locals, it has successfully expanded with a second outlet at Austin Crest.

Grandpapa Tee Wan Tan Mee - Wanton mee dishes

Treat yourself to a classic Wan Tan Mee available in sizes ranging from small (RM8.50), medium (RM9.50), to large (RM10.50). If you’re interested in other flavours, there’s also Tomato Wan Tan Mee (from RM9.50), featuring a blend of sweetness and sourness.

Spice up your meal with the Ma La Wan Tan Mee (RM10.50 for small, RM11.50 for medium, RM12.50 for large) if you enjoy a good hit of spice. Other spicy options include Curry Pork Mee (from RM9) and Godmother Laksa (from RM9.50). There are more tempting options to explore on the menu, including rice dishes and snacks.

79, Jalan Bentara 20, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor
+6016 760 5050
Daily: 7.30am – 9pm

10, Jalan Jaya Putra 7/2, Taman JP Perdana, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Daily: 7.30am – 12am

8. Restoran Wantan Mee DS

Restoran Wantan Mee DS - Store front

Restoran Wantan Mee DS is a popular spot in Impian Emas. This restaurant is renowned for its traditional flavours that transport you back to rustic times.

Restoran Wantan Mee DS - Wanton mee dish

Their homemade noodles, featuring 100% fresh farm eggs and high protein flour, are freshly prepared everyday. You can pair the noodles with your choice of meat like BBQ Pork (RM5.80 for small, RM7 for large), Minced Pork (RM4.80 for small, RM6 for large), and Shredded Chicken (RM4.80 for small, RM6 for large)

The BBQ Pork comes highly endorsed by customers for its slightly crispy skin and tender meat. Meanwhile, the noodles are solid cream in hue and boast a springy texture, drawing the affection of the crowd. You might also consider savouring another recommended item, the Fried Dumpling (RM1.80/piece), a popular side dish to complement your meal.

3, Jalan Seri Impian 1, Taman Impian Emas, 81300 Skudai, Johor
+6016 660 5498
Fri to Wed: 7.30am – 8pm
Closed on Thu

9. 李寶記云吞面 Restoran LFZ

李寶記云吞面 Restoran LFZ - Store front

Restoran LFZ was established in Muar in the 1970s. They have now brought their delicious wanton mee to Johor Jaya, JB. If you’re driving to this restaurant, search for 李寶記云吞面 on your GPS, pronounced as ‘Li Bao Ji Yun Tun Mian’ in Chinese. The eatery is registered with its Chinese name on maps, so it might not yield the desired result by searching with its English name.

李寶記云吞面 Restoran LFZ - Wanton mee dishes
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They offer a wide variety of main dishes like Wanton Mee (RM7.50) in different variations, including white sauce, black sauce, and soup. Some other menu items recommended by the restaurant include Mala Spicy Wanton Mee, Dumpling Mee, and Crispy Pork Belly Mee, all priced at RM8.50 each. 

Patrons are also allowed to customise their dishes with preferred noodle options and levels of spiciness. Take your pick between You Mee (thin noodles) or Mee Pok for your wanton mee. For spicy dishes like Mala Spicy Wanton Mee, there are 3 levels of spiciness to choose from. It’s so cool that you can enjoy a personalised wanton mee at Restoran LFZ.

17, Jalan dedap 13, Taman Johor Jaya 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
+6011 1667 8768
Sat to Thu: 7am – 4pm
Closed on Fri

10. Fortune Pot

Fortune Pot - Store front

If you’re an adventurous foodie, I would definitely suggest you visit Fortune Pot. They take pride in having the widest selection of wanton mee in a plethora of flavours. From classic to fusion, they offer any variation you can think of. They now have 2 outlets in JB— Mount Austin and Taman Molek, so add this one to your list, too!

Fortune Pot - Wanton mee dishes

Fortune Pot has an interesting menu. The wanton mee is identified by colour, with each representing a different flavour. The classic JB’s Signature (RM12.90 for regular, RM13.90 for large) is white in hue; it is also the traditional wanton mee you can find commonly in JB. Alternatively, there’s the Hokkien Flavour (RM12.90 for regular, RM13.90 for large) in black sauce, featuring a dark brown hue. 

Aside from that, there are more choices like the red wanton mee (Tomato Flavour) and orange wanton mee (Tomyam Flavour). Both of them are priced similarly at RM12.90 for a regular portion. You can even add-on Japanese Charsiew (RM8), Enoki Mushroom Tempura (RM3), Stewed Chicken Feet (RM3), and other sides to your bowl of wanton mee. What a unique twist!

For a list of locations, contact numbers and opening hours, click here.

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