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Daily Homemade Wantan Mee
Written by Ho, Edited by Li Xian - History
Since 1936, Ho Seng Kee (HSK) Wantan Mee has been an Nostalgic Flavour in Johor Bahru (JB) for over 81 years. It has served across three to four generations of Johoreans and Singaporeans.
Their Homemade Noodle are Freshly Made on Daily Basis, using In-House Traditional Formula. HSK has always upheld on Quality Standard of its Egg Noodle. It's 100% Egg Based (Duck Eggs and Chicken Eggs) and only Top Quality High Protein (13%) Wheat Flour are used.
There are No Added Coloring nor Preservatives. As only Low Volume of Lye Water is added, there is un-noticeably any Bitter Taste.
The Founder - Mr. Ho Seng (Full name: Ho Seng Kao) came from Mai Yuan Village in Xinhui District, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province of Southern China. He settled in JB, before WWII, in search for a better living.
Started Humbly as a Wantan Mee mobile Push-Cart along Jalan Siu Nam, HSK's founding year was an Unsung Story. However, it was later authenticated by Malaysia's Mainstream Chinese Press, Sin Chew Daily. The article confirms that Ho Seng's Disciple, Mr. Luo had started selling wantan mee in Pontian in 1936, after learning the essence of Noodle Making and Cooking Skills from Ho Seng. We reservedly placed HSK's Founding Year as 1936.
HSK moved into Restoran Chuan Seng after WWII as a Noodle Stall tenant. When Ho Seng passed away in 1963, Robin Ho quit school at age 16, to continue his father's business.
After picking up essential skills from his Mother and Cousin brother, Robin officially succeed as the 2nd Generation Successor in 1966.
Robin works wholeheartedly with a Humble Attitude to preserve HSK's hand-kneaded noodle. His Classic “Tossed-Dry” fashioned Wantan Mee has embeded into his supporters' Memory.
He continue to serve for 37 years in Restoran Chuan Seng before moving to Restoran Huo Lin at Taman Century in 2003.
During 2003, Elton Ho returned from Singapore to serve in HSK. Under intensive training by his father Robin, Elton became the 3rd Generation Successor in 2008. In the same year. Elton acquired Trademark and Servicemark for HSK to secure it's Unique Brand.
In 2009, HSK moved to Jalan Kancil, a close proximity to former location. This move was to better serve consumers as a Specialized Wantan Mee restaurant, under a Clean and Tidy Dining Environment. Customer volume rose steadily over the few years and the waiting time was astonishing. In 2013, Robin has Officially Retired.
To Improve on Waiting Time and to serve a Larger Customer Volume, HSK made a Bold Decision to shift the business to City Square, a bustling shopping mall in 2015.
The expansion has successfully changed the One-Man Show to a Teamwork Business Model, extending the serving hours from 10am till 9pm with All Year round operation.
On top of the Nostalgic Traditional Flavour of Authentic JB Styled Wantan Mee, additional Menu such as Prawn Dumpling Mee and a wide variety of Local Food have provided a pleasant dining experience.