Monday, October 16, 2006

Special Smooth (Pan Mee) Noodles

On Sundays I usually go out to the nearby areas to buy some lunch for the family and some time ago I came across this Pan Mee stall in Taman Kinrara which proudly proclaims that they sell SPECIAL SMOOTH NOODLE. Wow... with such a bold claim I was immediately hooked. I don't think I've ever seen anyone advertise Pan Mee in quite the same way.

Special Smooth Noodle.

Sure it's only a small red cardboard sign but it's making a real big claim (of course the Chinese words are much more prominent but I can't read them so that's a mute point to me). It occured to me that I was willing to give it a try just because of the sign. I wonder how many other people a day like me go to this coffee shop, see the sign and decide to try it out by merit of the sign alone. Well good advertising pulls in first timers. The true test is if they can get repeat customers.

The Special Smooth Pan Mee (RM3.00), Konlo style.

I'm happy to report that this little stall has found itself a repeat customer in me. I'm not exactly crazy about them but as far as Pan Mee goes the way they make the noodles is quite unique and it really does result in a smooth bowl of Pan Mee. The stall owner makes the noodles on the stall itself so you can see (at least partially) how it's made. Basically the noodle dough is soaked in a tub of water. When an order comes in they tear the noodles off from the dough while it is still soaked in water and it is immediately cooked over boiling water. Because of the way the noodles are made there is only one type of Pan Mee sold here, that is the torn (in Cantonese it's "mit") style as opposed to the flat noodle style that's made by putting it through the dough cutting contraption.

As for the taste it's probably not the best bowl on Pan Mee you will ever have but it does deliver on its promise of a bowl of Special Smooth Noodles. I've tried both the konlo (dry) and soup versions and the soup version is probably better.

You can find this stall in a coffee shop (I can't remember the name) in Taman Kinrara, Puchong nearby the Projet station. It's in the coffee shop directly behind the Hong Leong Bank branch and directly faces the nearby Esso Petrol station.

posted by wyejon at Monday, October 16, 2006 (permalink) |

5 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger Jackson

What a nice blog again on those smooth smooth pan mee....i really drool on the pan mee picture that u took!!! Aaa...i wan!!

10:15 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

jackson: ahaha... u can always go to puchong to try it mah :)

12:20 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Timothy

Very interesting place to check out. Will try it out myself .. btw have you tried out the Pan Mee in Batu 11, Cheras ..? One of the best too .. I tried it and loved their 'Sui Kau' ... their sambal is good too ...

2:03 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

timothy: I'd get hopelessly lost if I went to Cheras alone :_(

4:25 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Msian food lover in London

Came across your blog when I was looking at food blogs in Msia, am craving for real Msia food, but what I can get in London is quite rubbish as compared to what I was eating back in KL.
Noticed that you like pan mee a lot. I've a few recommendations to you:
1) Chilli pan mee - off Jalan TAR, it's quite famous, u might have already tried it, I didnt love it, think there's too much MSG in the chilli, and it's really not nice if you dun add chilli
2) City square foodcourt - the style is similar to Oasis foodcourt, but I do think the soup taste slightly better, the dry one is better than the soup one. In the same foodcourt, there is a claypot chicken rice that is quite good too. U can spot these 2 stores immediately during lunch time as they have long queu. Enjoy the food... I can only imagine...

8:22 AM  

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