Pan Heong @ Batu Caves #2

8 09 2011

It is rare that I blog about the same restaurant twice in a short span time. No, it is not that I am running out of ideas on where to eat but rather, Pan Heong’s Wat Tan Hor (Flat Rice Noodle with egg gravy) is awesomely delicious that it is hard to resist not wanting to have another plate of the silky smooth flat noodle with thick egg yolk based gravy.

Yes folks, the food at Pan Heong is that good and this was clearly seen from the massive Sunday morning crowd who were all lining up patiently for a table to sit when I was there during my second visit. Make sure you order a plate of Wat Tan Hor as this is their signature dish. The first thing you will notice is how yellowish the gravy is.

The texture is akin to half boiled egg; thick, concentrated and mouth-watering.

While I am singing praises about its gravy, the noodles deserve some accolade as well.

It took a couple of attempts to take the picture below as the noodles kept sliding off the pair of chopsticks. Hands down, this is the best Wat Tan Hor ever.

The Mee Mamak is no slouch either. While my other half said that there was a tinge of ‘kan sui’ (lye water) smell, I couldn’t taste it at all.

For a Chinese restaurant selling a dish which is more popularly known at Indian restaurants, I must say it is really impressive.

Just about every table at Pan Heong had a plate of Mee Mamak and that shows how good it is.

Sadly, the ‘Nam Yue Fah Yuk’ (deep fried pork with red fermented beancurd) wasn’t up to my expectation that day.

It could be that we spent a lot of time photographing the dish and it became cold under the fan. The skin was not crispy enough. Still it won’t deter me from ordering it again next time.

We also decided to try out their fish porridge for the first time after seeing customers slurping spoonful of porridge with ‘tin kai’ (frogs). We opt for the fish porridge instead and it didn’t disappoint me.

Chunks of fish meat and century egg can be clearly seen from each scoop of porridge.

Being a porridge lover, I find the texture just right. Not too thick, not too watery.

The fish meat was certainly fresh and though I never like century egg, I didn’t mind eating them at all that day.

This is the first time I seen crystalised century egg. Check out the texture.

It is really easy to recommend this place as my friends (and your truly) enjoyed eating the food that day. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with their signature dishes. I will definitely visit this place over and over again. Just remember to go there early to avoid the long queue.

Check out my first write up about Pan Heong here.

 

Restoran Pan Heong
No. 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2
68100 Batu Caves
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 6187 7430

Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

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Restoran Pan Heong @ Batu Caves

11 08 2011

When I was told by my friend that there is a restaurant at Batu Caves which serves the best ‘Wat Tan Hor’ (Flat Rice Noodle with egg gravy), I was rather skeptical. After all, I have tasted the dish in most places and frankly, they are just about the same to me. However, it soon became clear to me why Pan Heong’s version (RM 10.50) is the BEST that I have eaten so far. The distinctive characteristic lies in its gravy which is yellowish in colour as compared to the clear ones at other places. Apparently, the gravy is cooked with plenty of egg yolks which give the colour and aromatic flavour.

The flat noodle was equally smooth and thin which absorbs the gravy easily. This gives an instant umph when a spoonful of noodle was put inside the mouth.

It was the second time I ate at this restaurant and suffice to say, the cook maintains its consistency in terms of its taste. Judging by the number of tables ordering this noodle, it is hardly surprising that the flat noodle is Pan Heong’s signature dish.

Despite being famous for the abovementioned dish, I was surprise that their Mee Mamak (RM 10.50) was no slouch either.

Being a Chinese owned restaurant, one would not associate it with mamak fried noodle but lo and behold, the noodle was simply awesome! The taste was just right. I am glad to say that the thick yellow noodle does not have any ‘kan sui’ (lye water) taste. Thumbs up!

Pan Heong is also well known for its ‘Nam Yue Fah Yuk’ (deep fried pork with red fermented beancurd). This is my second time eating this dish (RM 12.50) and it still taste as good as how I remembered it to be. The outer skin is crispy while the meat was soft, juicy and moist.

Admittedly, I was never a fan of fried pork but after tasting the one at Pan Heong, my impression of it has now changed. The mixture of lean and fat meat made the fried pork very chewy.

Suffice to say, I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for cheap and tasty meals. The restaurant is awfully packed during lunch hours so be there early to avoid disappointment. This is definitely one of those places that I would visit over and over again.

Restoran Pan Heong
No. 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2
68100 Batu Caves
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 6187 7430

Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

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Hawker stall @ Jalan Klang Lama

31 08 2010

Every time when I drive along Old Klang Road, I can’t help but to notice scores of people eating at a make shift stall opposite the BHP Petrol station near to the turning to Kuchai Lama from Old Klang Road. Hence, I decided to try out the food one evening just to find out for myself if the food are worth eating. There are actually two stalls there. One is selling ‘Tai Chow’ while the other, Wanton Noodle.

First up, I ordered ‘Wat Tan Hor’ or Flat Rice Noodle with Egg which costs RM 6 per plate.

One of the main criteria for a good plate of Wat Tan Hor is the smoothness of the noodle.

Here, the dish did not disappoint at all. In fact, the noodle has ample ‘Wok Hei’ which made it so tasty. The prawns were also fresh.

Not forgetting, the slices of pork…

The Wanton Noodle (RM 5) was equally good. Slices of barbecued pork complement the dish very well.

Although not as good as Meng Kee Wanton Noodle, it was nevertheless still delicious.

The two stalls are opened from evening till late at night. Good place for people hunting for food at the wee hours of the night.

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