Look at the long, long queues in front of this stall? Yes, it is Queenstown's favourite Wanton Noodle stall at Commonwealth Avenue Cooked Food Centre. Today, we'd manage to grab the cook and owner, Mr Poon, from the queues for a short interview!
This noodle just tastes so great!
For new comers to the estate, wanton noodles are springy noodles served with leafy vegetables like caixin, marinated barbecued pork and bite-sized dumplings with a bowl of soup. The texture of the noodles and the taste of the barbecued pork are crucial while making a plate of palatable wanton noodle.
The snake of residents queueing up for their plate of wanton noodle
Mr Poon, a former itinerant hawker, has been serving wanton noodles for the past 40 years. He has been learning the trade when he was 12 years old from his father and inherited this family business together with his siblings. As news of redevelopment in Commonwealth Avenue Cooked Food Centre has trickled in the past year, he is emotional and sad. He has considered retiring and spend quality time with his family at Strathmore where his home is located.
Mr Poon and his stall!