Monday, December 1, 2014

BaaMee Bangkok in SG: Must-Try Thai Tom Yam Wanton Mee


Tucked in the corner of Jalan Besar is a newly opened stall with a signboard that says "Thai No. 1 Wanton Noodles and Pig Trotters". Helmed by a Thai chef, this place has barely opened for less than a month but some pictures on its facebook page look promising. My pick is none other than the signature Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee ($5) which was astoundingly tasty and addictive.
Topped with a colorful mixed of garlic, peanuts, dried chilli, whole black pepper and some unidentified crispy elements, the thin strands of Thai egg noodle are fired up aggressively with a pool of tom yam sauce that comes from the same tom yam soup base for the soupy version. The fried pork lard was in short supply and the char siew was dry and flavourless. But this was not a huge problem since there were some unexpected crunchy chye poh and the noodles were consistently light, springy without clumping together. 
The soupy version ($5) was disappointing as the broth was sweeter than spicy; nothing much reminiscent of the robust and perky Tom Yum Goong.
For the non-spicy eaters, there are the original Thai Wanton Mee ($4.50) and the Pork Trotters Noodles ($5). Both were quite bland but the Wanton Mee had a tantalizing aroma of pork oil. Good thing that there is always a bottle of fish sauce standing by on every table.
Pork Trotters Noodles ($5)
Every order of noodles (except the Pork Trotters noodles) come with 3 plump meaty wantons, with a skin that was soft and melting. They were so tasty that we ordered an additional bowl of Tom Yam Wanton Soup ($6/10pcs) 
Another highly recommended item is the Kaa Moo aka pork trotters. We had the platter ($6) that comes with pig intestines, trotter skin and braised eggs.

Compare to the traditionally rich Taiwan-style braised gravy, the sauce is significantly milder and the meat is uncompromisingly soft. Purists who swear by the authentic sweet Thai version may want to add more sugar from the condiments on the table but I was thankful that this dish was customized to suit local palates.
At the end of the day, nothing is as memorable as the terrific bowl of Tom Yam Wanton Mee Dry. It was definitely spicier than expected but this is a good thing. As old habits doesn't die out fast, I tossed more chilli flakes into my bowl and continued slurping happily right till the very last bits. 


BaaMee Bangkok
45 Syed Alwi Road Singapore 207636
Daily 10am-10pm 
No GST or Service Charge
https://www.facebook.com/BaaMeeBKK

4 comments:

  1. Just ate yesterday very disappointed with the taste and portion.Not worth it.Compare to Sio 19 wanton mee at AMK.This baa mee pales in comparision.

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    1. Which bowl did you have? I didn't like the Thai Wanton Mee and Pork Trotters Noodles as they lack taste too. But if you have the Thai Wanton Mee DRY not soup (hehe) it should be not too bad right?

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    2. I agree, didnt like dry or soup version. Its no where close to thailand version. Having wanton mee with lard + oil != good thailand wanton mee. Sio 19 is more authentic in terms of taste n favour as well. Disappointed

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    3. Haha I've heard similar comments on their plain wanton Mee. I haven't try the original thai version so I can't compare. But I know I also didn't like the plain ones here

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