Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mak's Chee Authentic Wonton, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Selections of eateries in malls can be quite dull, especially when you had too much it you just don't feel like eating at any food outlets at all, not even waffles and desserts can make you craving for them anymore. That's how I felt lately. So we decided to gave Mak's Chee Authentic Wonton a try. 

Dinner time queue

This guy in the queue macam familiar lololol

Mak's Chee Authentic Wonton's origin from Hong Kong, finally opened their branch at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. I've heard some of my friend purposely went and queue for their wonton noodles and give positive comment about it. Line of queue is still long during peak hours meal time, and we queued for 10-15mins for our dinner. You can place order too while queuing to speed up the preparation time.

I never been to Hong Kong hence I have yet tried the real authentic Hong Kong wonton noodles, I can't really compare the flavour between both but I like the noodles' springy texture as it is made of high quality flour and duck eggs. Mak's Chee technique of making noodles is to pressurized the dough until it is compact and firm, without any air bubbles hence the chewy and springy texture of noodles can be made. Only small dough at a time to maintain the consistency of noodles texture, hence Mak's Chee sells only "Sai Yong" (literally means small morsels).

Sai Yong - RM12.90

Noodles in Sauce with Sea Prawn Wonton - RM14.90

Mak's Chee signature wonton in goldfish shape 

Noodle with Dried Prawn Roe Sprinkle - RM14.90

Seasoned Vegetables - RM10.90

To be honest, it is a disappointing meal when a plate of noodles at Mak's Chee is twice the price of what we can get at kopitiam outside, but taste is not on par with the hawker stalls at all. Noodles is springy and in firm chewy texture (yes I have to give credit to this that they have good noodles) but a plate of wonton noodles isn't just about the noodles, it comes in as whole. Good noodles but bland sauce, dried flounder based soup taste watered down and the noodles with dried prawn roe sprinkle taste just meh.

It makes me wondered if we had chosen the right place to have our dinner, but well I guess never try never know and most probably Mak's Chee will be a one-time-only visit (unless they've improved their recipe or something).

For more information:

(opposite Cold Storage)
LG 311B, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Business hours: 11am – 10pm daily

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