The town is just a mere 70km away from Singapore, slightly less than an hour drive away from Tuas Checkpoint and we have to pass through some old roads and kampungs, Geylang Patah, Pekang Nenas before arriving at Pontian.
This is our first stop upon arrival but we were simply too late for the popular Ah Hong Bak Kut Teh and we were met with closed shutters when we arrived.
Below is the JB's address:
Ah Hong Bak Kut Teh
No. 90 Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3
Taman Sutera Utama
81200 Johor Bahru JOHOR
Tel: Ah Hong 012-7018862
Disappointed, we were next brought to a house instead where the porch becomes an enterpreneurial backyard to setup shop as a fishball noodle stall. The noodles were tossed in a sweetish dark soya sauce which I think was a tad too sweet and mars the taste of the noodles instead. However, the noodles are smooth and easy to slurp and in fact earned a few thumbs up from fellow diners. Fishball is fresh but I am no big fan of this noodle as I looked forward to the real Pontian Wanton Noodle.
I have not found the origin of the popular Pontian Wanton Noodle which has sprouted many stalls all over Singapore but having tasted Pontian Wanton Noodles here, it seemed that it is poles apart.