We stumbled upon Restoran K Intan @ Section 17 PJ by chance when we were in the area on a Sunday morning looking for a Chinese Nasi Lemak Stall. Finding the stall not opened after we have parked our car, we were reluctant to go elsewhere and started looking around to see if we could find another place to eat.
That's when I noticed this restaurant with its banner listing "curry, roasted meat mee, yong tau foo & wantan mee". Stepping inside, we were greeted by a single stall upfront...and there weren't any curry or yong tau foo, by the way :( They sell only one thing and that's wantan mee! O_o
So, our orders were (of course) Wantan Mee @ RM6 (estimate) which you can have with either "char siew" (barbequed pork) or "siew yoke" (roast pork)...and all three of us chose to have it with char siew. The char siew, though not the best I've had, was still decent...it wasn't too sweet and had well caramelised sides.
The wantan noodles, on the other hand, are noteworthy as they're handmade which they proudly display in their shop front.
These handmade noodles, made fresh daily without preservatives, look thicker and rounder compared to the usual factory-produced ones. I enjoyed the noodles very much which had a nice texture with a good bite to it...and we found a few (very small) pieces of pork lard hidden within the mee and the sauce (yay!).
The wantans, filled with juicy minced pork, had thin delicate skins and were served in a light broth which I didn't care much for (the broth I mean).
We opted for char siew in our wantan mee as we wanted to order a separate serving of Siew Yoke @ RM10 (estimate) for sharing. Again, it was a very decent siew yoke with a nice crackly skin and tender meat.
Presentation could be better though...most of the skin got detached from the meat as this was chopped by the hired help (a man, whom I presume to be the boss, was seen eating his breakfast) >_< Though the siew yoke and char siew can't compete with some of the very good roasted meat stalls, they can still hold their own on top of a plate of wantan mee.
We also ordered 4 pieces of their "Sui Kow" (soup dumplings) @ RM1.20/pc (estimate) that were plump and juicy, bursting with goodness of pork and prawns and the crunch of water chestnuts (or jicama). Very good :)
Look at just how plump the fillings are.....with very visible prawns in the mix.
The chilli-vinegar sauce (a bit on the spicy side) went very well with the sui kow =)
The entire meal for three (with drinks) costs us around RM35, so I don't know the actual price of each dish.
My Personal Opinion
Only upon my return, I googled the place and found out that they're pretty well-known for their wantan mee....and that was also how I stumbled upon a well written article on the touching story behind the place (you can read it here).
So, sometimes being unsuccessful at looking for something to eat leads to finding somewhere else equally worthy to eat that you might not have set out to find in the first place...and this place has been around for more than 10 years already (when I asked the lady boss).
The handmade noodles and sui kow set it apart from some of the other wantan mee stalls. Give this a try if you find yourself in the area.
616 Jalan 17/10 Section 17
46400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012-754 1287