Instead of a taco shell, the chef fills fried wonton
wrappers with beef 'mechado,' avocado, sour cream and pickled red onions.
The molo, wonton
dumplings filled with pork and shrimp, were juicy, flavorful and delicious by themselves, but the broth was absolutely nuts.
Other dishes available include the aforementioned asam laksa, Hock Chew wontons
(in soup or 'dry', tossed liberally with soy sauce) and dan yan, a bowl of springy tapioca noodles in broth.
One could have ordered Phoenix Tail Prawns, Beef seasoned with Soy Sauce, Shanghai Juicy Steamed Buns (Wonton
?), or the mysterious Housespecial Cucumber.
Once you've chosen from exotic dishes like mutton with a lobster wonton
in a miso broth, or venison with sauerkraut, pulses and chocolate, you are ushered downstairs to eat in romantic Josephine's restaurant, which has won two AA rosettes.
Although you will not find these multicolored noodles on the Noodle House menu, you can order an interesting "Duck Wonton
with Spiced Cherry Sauce", a sign that things are starting to change and we are witnessing a revival of Chinese cooking.
Lay 1/2 wonton
wrapper on top of salad, top with a few slices of duck and repeat.
As with most Thai lunch specials, our meal came with a complimentary daily appetizer--a deep fried wonton
and simple broth.
Last month, she scooped the top prize with a Chinese wonton
dumpling soup, a main of nasi lemak rice in a coconut and pandan sauce and a coconut and vanilla pannacotta for dessert.
At the end of it all, you'll want to add some wonton
crisps, which bake quickly and contribute some flavorful crunch.
With dishes such as char kwey teow beef, fried hokkien mee or Singapore vermicelli noodles as part of the wok fried noodle section; to noodle soups such as the newly introduced katong laksa from Singapore, bakso or a roast duck wonton
soup, diners will have a plethora of different flavours and tastes inspired by the hawker stalls and street vendors of South East Asia.
Readers will enjoy the 225 plus vegan recipes in this book, including Hunan-Style Spicy Pickled Chinese Cabbage, Baked Vegetable Eggless Egg Rolls, Scallion Pancakes, Spinach Wonton
Soup, Cold Rice Noodles with Napa Cabbage in Sesame-Peanut Sauce, Sticky Rice with Five-Spice Tofu and Scallions, Sichuan-Style Lo Mein with Sesame and Garlic, Kung Pao Tofu with Dried Chilies, Curried Seitan with Potatoes and Onions, Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Orange Sauce, Chinese Five-Spice Fruit Salad, and Caramel Bananas.