Yesterday I paid a visit to Aunty Yong's Pan Mee which was recently mentioned by kampungboycitygal
. I was filled with anticipation. After all I'm a huge fan of Pan Mee.
I parked my car at the parking lots opposite the restaurant and walked towards it. Getting there is not a big problem for people who work in Cyberjaya or Putrajaya as most of us do head to Equine Park for lunch from time to time. If you're not familiar with the area the only tip I can offer is that it's located among the shops behind Jusco.
As I was walking towards the shop I could smell the aroma of Pan Mee in the air. A very promising start. I took a seat. Waited a little while but didn't see anyone coming to serve me so I walked towards the auntie doing the cooking and delivered my order. Apparently this place serves very slowly so I was rather impatient.
The auntie politely asked me to sit down and wait for someone to take my order. Ok dokie. Sat down again and not long after someone took my order. Waited 10 minutes or so and it came...
Large Soup Mushroom Pan Mee
I believe any good Pan Mee shop will serve up an excellent bowl of Soup Pan Mee (i.e. the way it's meant to be eaten) although I personally prefer to eat the dry version most of the time.
First impression; the bowl of noodles is huge! Shouldn't have ordered the large size.
I quickly dug in. The noodles were super smooth. I'm not sure how they do it but I don't think any other shop makes pan mee as smooth as this. In fact they were so smooth I had a tough time picking them up with my chopsticks.
Sounds great right? Unfortunately the taste leaves a lot to be desired. The soup is very very plain. If you share my tastes you won't enjoy this pan mee. Not only that but you don't really get much ingredients with your bowl of noodles. More mushrooms and potato leaves would do wonders for the taste.
The size of the dish is pretty commendable though. I had a hard time finishing the whole thing. If I ever go back I'm going to order the small sized one.
The whole meal was RM4.50 plus a cup of iced Chinese tea which probably means the noodle itself is priced at RM4.00. Worth the money if you want to get really full. Too bad the taste is so plain.