After a recent hike on the MacRitchie Tree Top Walk, I found myself on Upper Thomson Road famished.
The neon sign of Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee caught my eye. Having lived in Bangkok, my curiosity was piqued.
How authentically Thai would this little shophouse eatery be in Singapore?
I peeked at the wall menu. The offerings were tempting. The wanton noodles looked good but it was the Isaan sausage that clinched the deal.
Both the noodles and sausage are perennial Bangkok street food favorites.
Bangkok style wanton noodles is a soup dish topped with several pork ingredients like char-siew, crispy pork rind, and pork-filled wantons. Yes, it is all about the pork.
I ordered the "jumbo" portion and tucked in after a five minute wait. The dish was satisfying after a long hike and I was very glad I got the sausage - it had the authentic glass noodle filling and slightly sour taste of Isaan sausages I miss having in Thailand.
This noodle shophouse is a great addition to the vibrant mini food scene along Upper Thomson Road near Sin Ming Road.
Note for the noodle connoisseur:
If you're a hardcore Hong Kong style wanton noodle fan, Thai style wanton noodles don't have the lye-water induced springiness of the Hong Kong style noodles. It is a different experience!