Tuesday, April 17, 2007
When we ate at Bao Bao it was at their branch in Aman Suria (can be seen along the main road) whereas Kungfu Pan Mee was located in Bandar Puchong Jaya (same row as Aircool). Recently Bao Bao opened up a branch in Bandar Puchong Jaya as well and they are located only 3 or 4 blocks away. I bet they must constantly be at each other's throats!
First up some pictures from Bao Bao:
I may sound bad saying this but their Traditional Pan Mee was absolutely terrible. It totally lacked the mushroomy goodness of most other pan mee places. Their trademark Pan Mee fared better. It's slightly different from your usual pan mee and the highlight of the dish are the deep fried fish cakes (those brown stuff you see in the picture). Nowhere near great but decent enough. One absolutely strange thing I found about this place was the extreme sweetness of their soup. It's so sweet it tastes like sugar and I'm not entirely sure if that's a good thing.
Next up Kungfu Pan Mee:
Before I wrote this blog post I was going to complain about how tasteless Kungfu's noodles are but then I did some research (as I always do before making a post!) and found that they make use of NO MSG. True or not, I'm not sure but keep this in mind before reading the next paragraph.
Their traditional pan mee was definitely better than Bao Bao's but no better than most of the usual coffee shop pan mee stalls. Definitely a let down if only because they are unspectacular. Their Chilli Pan Mee is even worse. It's obviously (to me anyway) a rip off of the famous Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee which tastes nowhere near the original. Too bad because while Kin Kin is great I hate the bastards who run it so I always wish for a good alternative. Better luck next time I guess :)
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