Halal wantan mee with chicken meat selling like hot cakes


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Aug 2017

Brisk business: Mohd Azron serving the wantan mee at the Seberang Jaya market while a long queue forms behind him.

BUTTERWORTH: Care for halal wantan mee, anyone?

It’s so good that you need to come early to the stall at the Seberang Jaya market or it will be sold out by 10.30am.

Kindergarten teacher Tracy Huang, 38, who was spotted lining up to buy the noodles, said she first heard about the stall six months ago.

“I don’t take pork, so this is just perfect for me. The owner substitutes the roast pork with chicken meat, which is healthier.

“The sauce tastes sweeter than the ordinary wantan mee sold elsewhere too,” she said before collecting two packets of the noodles for her children.

Business was brisk when The Star visited the stall yesterday with a large crowd queueing to buy the noodles for breakfast.

Each bowl consisting of noodles, dumplings, fish balls and vegetable costs RM3.80, with an additional RM1 charged for the chicken meat.

Stall owner Mohd Azron Ibrahim, 39, said he would usually start at 9am but his wife Nabila Chew Abdullah, 42, would be there by 7.30am to make the preparations.

“We started this business four years ago.

“All our ingredients are certified by the Islamic Religious Development Department.

“The dumpling fillings and roast strips are made from chicken. It took us about six months of experimenting to get the formula right,” he said at his stall.

Mohd Azron, who was formerly a logistics company assistant supervisor, said although most of their customers were Malay, there were also some non-Muslims.

The stall is only open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to noon.

On Saturdays, the stall also sells white curry mee, while on Sundays the menu includes char hor fun (fried flat noodles).


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