Sometimes we all just want a simple and quick dinner, don’t we? One that always does the trick is Pan Mee (Handmade Noodles)! The gnomes here have a few favorite spots for that, but here’s one of them!
There are a few branches of this shop around, but this is the most popular one. Located at an end lot in a small row of shops, this shop serves up a quick, fuss-free lunch/dinner.
For the uninitiated, Pan Mee comes in 2 generic forms – dried and soupy. This shop’s specialty is dried Pan Mee, and the picture above shows a bowl of it in all its glory!
Handmade noodles, minced meat, fried anchovies and a half-cooked egg, topped off with some fried onions for good (or not!) measure, these are the main ingredients that make this tasty Asian delight. Wait! where’s the Chilli??? Patience, my friends. This restaurant aims to cater to the masses – one is free to add as much chilli, or none, as you please 🙂
Here’s a guide on how to enjoy this bowl of tasty noodles, the right way (or you can have it your way)…
- Sticky because of the runny egg white/yolk
- Noodle texture – Al dente-ish…
- Spiciness – Not as apparent as it truly is. In other words, you’ll understand the next day.
- The Chilli has a crispy, vague burnt taste, yet not overwhelming.
- The hot vegetable soup provides an adequate remedy for the spiciness and soothes the tongue better than a kool aid.
Aside from the usual, we decided to sample another dish here:
It was the noodles in a dark soy sauce-based gravy, with roast pork cutlets. The taste was at best decent, but ultimately paling in comparison to its more famous cousin.
Verdict: Come for the Traditional Dried Chilli Pan Mee.
Price-wise, each bowl of noodles is priced at RM 6.00 on average. It is also noteworthy that the cleanliness and service there is of satisfactory quality.
Address: 2, Jalan SS2/10, Taman Bahagia, 47000, Petaling Jaya.
Toodles, food gnomes!