Jojo Kitchen @ Kuchai Lama

21 03 2011

While searching for a nice place to eat pan mee (flat flour noodle), I came across Jojo Little Kitchen which received positive reviews across numerous food blogs.

There were a variety of pan mee served at Jojo Little Kitchen. I ordered the dry pork pan mee (RM 6.50) which came with strips of black fungus, fried anchovies, minced pork, sweet leaves and fried shallots.

The appeal of pan mee lies with the smooth noodle mixed with the crunchiness of anchovies with the savory taste of mince pork.

In this sense, Jojo Little Kitchen’s dry pork pan mee was certainly tasty.

Once all the ingredients were mixed up with the noodle, a bowl of delicious pan mee was waiting for me to feast on.

While not the best I have tasted, it was certainly good enough to warrant a second visit.

The traditional soup pan mee (RM 6.00) was equally good.

The soup was rich with pork taste which I believe was prepared differently compared to the usual pan mee soup which is cooked primarily with anchovies.

The noodles were springy, the pork was also sweet but the serving was a slightly small.

Overall, I was satisfied with the quality of food at Jojo Little Kitchen. Although comparatively more expensive than coffee shops, the quick service and air-conditioned environment do make up for the steeper price to pay for the food at Jojo Little Kitchen.

Jojo Little Kitchen
No. 30, Jalan Kuchai Maju 9
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
58200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-79871090

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Fried Pan Mee @ Jalan Sepadu

23 01 2011

When I first heard about a famous fried pan mee stall at Jalan Sepadu, I knew I had to give it a try. Pan mee or flat flour noodle are commonly prepared with soup or ‘kon lou’ (dry) style version. So how does fried pan mee taste like?

A small plate of fried pan mee costs RM 5.00 each while a slightly larger service costs RM 1 extra.

The fried pan mee looks a lot like hokkien mee and taste almost the same too.

The only exception is the texture of the noodle which is flatter and springy.

To be honest, I enjoyed eating it a lot. It was moist, has the right amount of dark soya sauce taste.

If you fancy pan mee with a twist in its style of cooking, then give this place a try. I was told that the stall is actually more famous for its loh mee. Well, there is always a next time….

Jalan Sepadu (Off Jalan Old Klang Road and near to Pearl International Hotel)
58200 Kuala Lumpur

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Paramount Garden Restaurant @ Petaling Jaya

30 11 2010

When I first heard about Loh Pan Mee at Paramount Garden Restaurant, I was quite skeptical as to how it would turned out to be. You see, most people including yours truly are accustomed to the normal Pan Mee version which comes in either soup based or dry (Kon Lou) style. But when Pan Mee is cooked with thick brown gravy, ala Loh Mee style, I just had to see how it would taste like.

Beside the Loh Mee style, I was also surprised to hear that the Pan Mee at Paramount Garden Restaurant comes in two variants, namely the normal version or the Spinach Pan Mee. The spinach Pan Mee can be easily identified with its green texture. The waiter recommended me to mix both type of noodles.

The Loh Pan Mee (RM 4.80 for medium size) doesn’t have the usual ingredients such as anchovies, black fungus or mushroom. Instead, those stuff are substituted with prawns, pork and fried foo chuk.

You can clearly see the combination of normal and spinach based noodle by its colour. Overall, the taste was acceptable although I still prefer the traditional Pan Mee.

And speaking of that, their normal Pan Mee (RM 4.30 for small) was pretty tasty.

Dried anchovies, minced pork, black fungus and mushrooms and vegetables all adds up to a delicious bowl of noodle.

Regardless of the many variants of Pan Mee nowadays, I still believe that the traditional one is the best, hands down.


Overall, I would say that the Paramount Garden is a worthwhile place to go for Pan Mee. This restaurant is usually packed during lunch hours. Go there early if you want to find a seat.

Paramount Garden Restaurant
55, Jalan 20/7
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 012-686 8488 / 012-383 1568 / 03-7873 5703

Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (daily)

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Kung Fu Smooth Pan Mee @ Taman Sri Sentosa

11 08 2010

I have heard my friends talking about a famous Pan Mee shop at Taman Sri Sentosa a while ago. After doing some Internet browsing, I found out that this shop is also dubbed as “The elusive Pan Mee stall No. 28”. True to its name, it took me quite a while to locate this shop even when I was using Google Map while driving. However, my persistency paid off when I managed to spot this place after a few wrong turns.

Luckily there weren’t much customers by the time I arrived there. I ordered the big bowl of Pan Mee which costs RM 6.

While I am not too sure why it is named as ‘Kung Fu Pan Mee’, I supposed their noodles are skillfully made (hence the word Kung Fu) resulting in a surprisingly smooth texture.

And yes, it does taste very good. If I had to come up with a word to describe it, I would say ‘Original’ as the taste somewhat reminded me of how a good traditional bowl of Pan Mee supposed to be cooked.

The usual ingredients such as pork, fungus, black mushrooms, fried anchovies and potato leaves were there.

The noodle are longer than the usual Pan Mee shop elsewhere.

If I had to choose, I would say that this is one of the best Pan Mee stall I had been so far.

Kung Fu Smooth Pan Mee
No. 28, Jalan Seri Sentosa 9A/133
Taman Sri Sentosa
off Jln Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 016-288 3911 (Jesmond/Molly)

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Fancy Mee Corner @ Glenmarie

26 06 2010

Fancy eating some delicious Pan Mee? Then head on down to Fancy Mee Corner (pun intended) at Glenmarie. Situated just next to Meng Kee Char Siew, this shop is usually crowded during lunch hour. Hence, I made a wise choice to stop by there for dinner instead as the restaurant was relatively empty during those hours.

Anyway, Fancy Mee Corner is famous for their variety of Pan Mee such as Fish Cakes Pan Mee, Curry Pan Mee, Mince Pork Pan Mee and etc. But for those who prefer the good old traditional Pan Mee, then ‘Mum’s Pan Mee Soup’ would be the obvious choice.

And how was the taste? Basically, it was how a good bowl of Pan Mee supposed to taste like. The usual ingredients such as mushrooms, fried anchovies, mine pork, fungus were included as well.

The Mince Pork Pan Mee was a welcome change for my taste bud. What makes this bowl of noodle so special was the fried fish cakes. As you can see, these fish cakes were nicely fried till golden brown. They were pretty crunchy too.

Once the minced pork sauce is mixed with the noodle, it sure looks appetizing.

If you are a Pan Mee lover (and even if you are not), do give this restaurant a try. As for me, I find their noodle to be quite tasty.

Fancy Mee Corner
No. 22, Ground Floor,
Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie
40150 Shah Alam

Tel: 012-3589066

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Pan Mee @ Kum Chuan Coffee Shop

19 05 2010

I had a nice lunch with my colleagues at Kum Chuan coffee shop today. Situated near to 3K Sports Complex, this restaurant is usually packed with customers during noon. I was told that the Pan Mee stall here is pretty good and hence, I ordered a bowl to try.

While waiting for the noodle to arrive, I noticed that there were many customers eating Penang Fruit Rojak. Not wanting to be left out, I decided to order a small plate of Rojak as well. What makes this rojak different from the usual ones is the inclusion of dried cuttlefish to give a sweet and salty taste to the dish. I must say, at RM 4 per plate it was something different and definitely worth a try!

The Pan Mee (RM4.30) came shortly after that. There ingredients consists of mince pork, fried anchovies, vegetables and black fungus.

The noodle has a springy texture while the soup was free from MSG flavouring. This is one of the better Pan Mee I have tried so far.

Although the restaurant can be quite hot in the afternoon, the cheap food makes it all worthwhile.

Kedai Kopi & Makanan Kum Chuan
Jalan SS13/1 (Beside A&W Restaurant)
Persiaran Kewajipan
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Pan Mee @ Ara Damansara

30 12 2009

Since my office is nearby Ara Damansara, I tend to frequent this place quite often for lunch. One of my favourite meal is this ‘pan mee’ or flat flour noodle at Restoran Ming Yang located at the back of NZX (Niuzexui) Commercial Centre. What makes this noodle so nice is the ‘springy’ texture of its thin noodle.

I prefer the dry version of pan mee rather than the soup. So what is important is the black seasoning sauce they use to mix the noodle with. I am glad to say that the taste is just right without being overly salty nor bland.

The anchovies and fried brown garlic gives this dish the extra ‘zing’.

At RM 4.50 per plate, I would say that the portion is quite big since I usually order extra noodle. What’s more, the soup contains a lot of vegetables and fish meat.

Definitely a place to go for pan mee lovers!

Restoran Ming Yang
Jalan PJU 1A/41B
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Sun Sea Restaurant @ Taman OUG

14 12 2009

I have fond memories of the delicious Pan Mee and Pork Noodles Soup at Sun Sea Restaurant at Taman OUG. Many years ago, I used to frequent this area  and never miss the chance to order either one of them. For your information both of the noodles are sold by two different hawkers under the same roof.

Located just opposite of the OUG market, throngs of customers are usually seen sitting down in this old coffee shop during lunch hours. I was lucky to get a seat today especially on a Sunday afternoon when most people are out eating instead of cooking at home. Don’t expect air-conditioning here as the place is a barebone restaurant with ceiling fans. While it is lacking of comfort, the tasty meals make the visit worth the sweat.

The large Pan Mee (RM 5.50) came shortly after we ordered. As you can see, fried anchovies are place on top of the noodles together with slices of mushrooms.

There were generous amount of seafood such as prawns and squid as well as pork.

The soup is tasty since there are so many ingredients cooked together with the noodle. Sun Sea Pan Mee has always been (in my honest opinion), the best I have tried in KL so far.

The Pork Noodles Soup is equally popular here. You can see many customers patiently queuing up for their take-away which is a sure sign of how good the business is. There were some pork lard on top which gives the extra ‘umph’.

The pork is tender and comes in chunky sizes.

They also put a lot of prawns and squids. For RM 5.50, it is definitely worth the price. I love the soup which is unmistakably sweet and tasty.

If you want to give this place a try, make sure you go there early. Don’t be surprise if you need to wait a while before the food is served.

Restoran Sun Sea
Jalan Hujan Rahmat
Taman OUG
58200 Kuala Lumpur

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