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Cheesy Wontons! @ Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton, 1 Utama

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I was blog surfing recently when I came across an entry on Mak’s Chee, a new outlet in 1Utama Shopping Mall selling ‘authentic’ Hong Kong-style wontons and wonton noodles. They were having a limited time only promotion for new snacks; namely cheese-stuffed deep fried wontons and Muscular Man Milktea. The pictures looked so inviting that I decided to hop on over (despite the evening traffic!) and try it for myself. πŸ˜€

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The resto is spacious and divided into several sections. At the front, guests can watch the chefs in action through glass panels. I liked how they made a little nook where single diners can be seated at their own private tables – basically tall wooden ‘cupboards’ that separates each diner. You will often find similar setups in HK-style char chan tengs, where a table faces the wall instead of having another seat across from it. This solves the problem of one person dominating a table for four. Perfect for introverts like me! πŸ˜€

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Hidden from view, taking selfies in peace without judgmental stares #lol.

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A breakdown of each bowl of noodles, ingredients and specialty.

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The brand’s history can be traced back to 1920s Guangzhou, China, from one Master Mak Woon Chee. Wanting to do something different from the usual pork wontons, he came up with his own recipe for fresh shrimp dumplings. His signature was so popular it attracted notable figures such as former leader of the Republic of China Chiang Kai Shek and his wife, First Lady Soong Mei-Ling.

In the 30s, the Mak family moved to Hong Kong and Chee’s son, Mak En. carried on his father’s legacy. After many years, the recipe was passed down to his lineal descendant, who founded Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton Malaysia today.

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Available for a limited time only (until February 28 2017), the ChampionΒ Milktea (RM6) is a rich, strong and creamy brew in a buff man-shaped bottle. I like that it’s not too sweet; almost with a coffee-like hint. Comes served in a bucket of ice to keep it cold. You can also take the unique bottle home !

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Of course, my main mission today: Cheesy Wontons. You can order 6 pieces or 12 pieces. The beautiful golden parcels come served in a small basket with a sweet chilli dip. Each wonton is quite sizable, with crispy skin wrapped around fresh, bouncy sea prawn and melty Mozarella and Cheddar cheese. Too many places skimp on their cheese, so I was happy that they stuffed a generous amount into these. The cheese won’t be as melty after some time, so it’s best to eat it hot.

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Since their signature is wonton noodles, I got a small bowl (RM12.90) to try. The noodles were finer than the local version, thin and springy with an al dente bite. Soup was flavourful, and the wontons were juicy and fresh. I think I’ve found my favourite wonton noodle place!

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Yes I ate all of this lol.

MAK’S CHEEΒ 

Lot LG311D, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Business hours: Daily 10am-10pm
Tel: 03 7722 2788
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14 comments on “Cheesy Wontons! @ Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton, 1 Utama

  1. Hui Ying Fong

    the milk tea bottle so so so cute!!!haha….Would like to visit next time!!

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  2. looks pretty yummy and appetizing… will be recommending it to my cousin…..

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  3. I love their wan ton noodles and now going to try their new menu.

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  4. Champion Milktea bottle so creative lol! I feel want to craving wanton now already ><

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  5. Wow cheesy wanton looks so good! But why does it have to contain Prawns 😦 too bad I can’t have it already since I’m allergic

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  6. I would love to try the Champion Milktea and cheesy wontons!! Looks not bad.

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  7. I love the packaging of the Champion Milk Tea. Really want to try this out.

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  8. The Champion Milktea looks motivational! I like it πŸ™‚ So unique too!

    -blairvillanueva

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  9. Interesting place!! I loved the shape of that bottle…innovative!

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  10. Wait wait I can’t believe this combi is available. I love cheese. I love wantons. And now you are telling me they are both combined into one? Isn’t that like a match made in heaven!

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  11. I really like the cheesy wonton, can’t wait to go back for more πŸ™‚

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  12. woohoo now i can satisfy my HK craving here! so nice

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  13. Oh the dishes look nice and the cheesy wonton is exceptionally tempting too. Will certainly give it a go πŸ˜‰

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  14. Pingback: Mak’s Chee Wonton Noodles, 1 Utama (Revisited) | Eris Goes To

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