麥氏西池港式雲吞面 | Mak's Chee Authentic Wonton, 1 Utama Shopping Centre


After Tim Ho Wan, another famous Hong Kong top purveyors of wonton noodles open its outlet in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Now we can enjoy a bowl of  authentic cantonese wonton noodles without having to fly to Hong Kong. I first found out about Mak's Chee from 1 Utama Shopping Centre Facebook page last year. Later I was shock to learn that they have a long queue during lunch and dinner hours, weekdays or weekends since opening so I decided to postpone the visit to few weeks later.

Few weeks after the opening .. still long queue (jaw dropped)! Can't believe we end up queue for it cuz normally we will rather wait for few months later after the hit goes off.  Anyway, to be exact, the wife is the one who queue while the husband roaming nearby. (ahem.....)

The kitchen is just located next to the entrance, with a big transparent window where you can see how the chef and staff preparing the noodles and dishes. The outlet is headed by the Michelin Star Chef Johnny Yu - who is holding chopsticks wearing a plain collar shirt with purple strips in the picture. He is also the descendant cum grandchild-in-law of Mak Woon Chee.

After queue for about 20 mins, when we are the third one in the queue, the waitress hand us the menu to take pre-order. So that when we are seated later, the food will be serve immediately without having to wait. You may goto their official website for the full menu on their food & price.

The story of Mak's Chee printed in the dining paper in Chinese and English version. It tells the story back in 1920, Chee Kee by Master Mak Woon Chee, in Guangzhou, China was the most famous wonton stall while almost everyone selling pork wonton, but he go against all odd selling prawn wonton which earn his the title of "Guangzhou King of Wonton Noodle" where world famous leader, politician, personalities to celebrities favor his noodle dish. And later how his recipe carry on and maintain till today. 

嫡传鲜虾云吞面 | Sea Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup @ RM12.90
husband's choice is Mak's Chee signature dish - Sea Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup. It was serve in a medium small bowl, where the sea prawn wonton (in gold fish shape) is hidden underneath the noodle. We dug out the wonton from bottom for picture purpose. The noodle is thin yet springily, hard to describe the texture but for sure it is different from the usual wonton mee we ever had. The savory broth is also taste different, it is more richer than the usual wonton mee soup broth. And the sea prawn wonton, each wonton has 2 sea prawns wrap inside the thin yet firm wonton skin (thumbs up).

净水饺 | Prawn dumplings in soup @ RM15.90
Since we have wonton in our first dish, we go for prawn dumplings (sui-kau) for the extra dish. When we take a bite on the dumpling, we can feel the whole-prawn inside, fresh and chewy. One of the best sui kau i ever have so far!

Husband savoring his wonton noodles soup, and check out the dumplings where the whole chunk of sea prawns inside is so visible.

柱候牛筋腩捞面 | Noodle with Beef Tendon & Brisket @ RM15.90
I love beef tendon and brisket, off course I won't miss out to try this dish from Mak's Chee! Well, it really never disappoint me, the tendon and brisket that dresses with five-spices were cooked to perfection. It us tender and moist yet still hold a firm texture. The thin springly noodle coated with the rich flavored gravy from the braised bef tendon and brisket  = perfect combination! Worth trying if you like beef tendon and brisket too!

炸鲜虾云吞 | Deep fried wonton @ RM16.90
This is small portion. they are have large portion @ RM23.90. if you already read my describe of their sea prawn wonton at the first dish, i guess i no need to describe more. the thin yet firm wonton skin become so crispy and crunchy after deep fried, the sea prawns inside maintain moist and taste fresh even after deep fried. 

It might seems pricey for a bowl of wonton mee (giving it's location is inside a famous shopping mall prime area), but i would say it is worth the price base on the quality and and amount of fresh prawn is use in the dish!

Mak's Chee Authentic Wonton, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Address : LG 311D, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone : 03-7722 2788
Website : http://makschee.com/



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