Wonton noodles in Cantonese we called “sai yong”, which is popular in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The dish is usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables, and wonton dumplings.
I was so excited to try out their popular Sai Yong when my man told me Mak’s noodle family opens its first Malaysian outlet in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Chef Jonny Yu, a grandson-in-law of noodle patriarch Mak Woon-Chi has been hailed as one of Hong Kong’s top purveyors of wonton noodles, whose recipe for these has endured three generations.
Well, 百闻不如一食, let’s give it a try! I brought my mother along as she just came back from Hong Kong and she misses the Sai Yong. In order to dodge the queue, we went on a weekday noon. You can see it from the picture above, I supposed you have to wait for at least 20 minutes to be seated if you come on a public holiday or weekend? There is the menu on the left-hand side for your to choose your meal so that it can speed up the waiting time. Let’s see what do they have:
well oh well, I think it is slightly pricey. Don’t you think so?very limited choice of beverages, and still, quite expensive.
My mother would like to have their signature Sai Yong – sea prawn wonton noodle soup RM12.90 and everyone knows I have seafood allergies, yet I insisted on trying out their noodle with prawn dumplings RM14.90.
It was plain-looking when it reaches the table, I hope it tastes good. There are four prawn wontons concealed beneath.
sea prawn wonton noodle soup RM12.90noodle with prawn dumplings RM14.90
What we expected: The firm and springy noodles + the plump wontons with a juicy crunch
What we had: tasteless and thin noodles + convincingly juicy plump wontons with fresh sea prawns.
Yes, it is overrated and yes, I am quite sure you can get a better bowl of local wonton noodles in SS2 with a more affordable price without GST. Also, just a gentle reminder, they only accept cash.
Overall it was a little disappointment but I am still recommending their wontons.
Flyingindance’s rating : Service 2/5, prawn 5/5, price 2/5, noodle 2/5, wonton 5/5, soup 3/5
*1= poor , 2= average , 3 =good, 4 = very good, 5= excellent*
address : Lot LG 311D, One Utama,, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
opening hours : 11am- 10pm