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Pan Mee @ Facey Noodle House, Ipoh 辣一辣怡保馳名辣椒板麵

I am back in Ipoh for a few weeks and at a friend’s suggestions we decided to go and try Facey Noodle House’s pan mee ( 辣一辣怡保馳名辣椒板麵), which is particularly known for its chilli pan mee.  I’ve tried a few places in Ipoh for chilli pan mee before but I haven’t really found anything remarkable.   Continue reading

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Soong Kee Beef Noodles @ Chinatown, KL

Soong Kee Beef noodles has been around for a long long time.  Imagine my friend of almost 60 years old says that he’s been eating at Soong Kee since he was in high school.  That’s at least 40 years there ! The modest shoplot is swarmed with dedicated patrons.  Fortunately the turnover time is pretty fast you’ll just have to be patient to get your table.  Remember to check out for more tables upstairs.   Continue reading

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Wheel Noodle @ TSG, Ipoh, Malaysia

At Wheel Noodle that has just newly opened on Jalan Market, eating noodles may not be the same again when noodles are served in bite-sized portions, in old-fashioned bowls with rooster images.  In fact, Wheel Noodle is calling its noodles “Dong Dong Noodles”, as in the olden days, noodles are sold on bicycles with vendors making “dong dong” sounds by knocking metal spatula on the wok to attract more customers.

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15 Things to Eat in Bangkok Chinatown, Thailand

As always, Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the best places to find good food.  Besides the uber affordable food, the most extraordinary part is you find gourmet ingredients such as bird’s nest and fish maw, prepped on a mobile cart by the roadside. Thanks to my bestie, Kat from SpoonSpatulaSaturday, we went on a gastronomic adventure and tried more things than we could stomach and still wished to try more.   You will be able to find most of the food featured in the post along the main road of Chinatown, Yawarat Road, except for No. 8, which is hidden in a small lane.    Continue reading

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Ipoh Malaysia

Ray of Hope Cafe @ Ipoh , Malaysia

The Ray of Hope Cafe in Bercham is a cafe with a cause.  It is a community charity program which provides employment to those with learning disabilities.  They learn skills and are trained to perform work just like any normal person.  The staff in the cafe are not as speedy, but they are the most dedicated bunch of staff I’ve seen.  They are just focused and undistracted, doing one thing at a time with full concentration.   Continue reading

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Suzhou Street @ Summer Palace, Beijing China

The Suzhou Street (蘇州街) in the Summer Palace (頤和園) was built to resemble the water towns in Suzhou with traditional shoplots along the (man-made) riverbank.  Back in the olden days, during the emperor’s visit to the Summer Palace, the street “opens for business” with eunuchs and maids from the imperial palace playing vendors to entertain the emperor.   Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Chili Pan Mee @ Kin Kin Restaurant, KL, Malaysia

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We chanced up on Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee (建记辣椒板面) as we were randomly looking for food in KL after checking out from Shangri-La Hotel, thanks to our GPS .  Apparently, it is famous in KL, judging by the amount of people at an off-peak hour at 2pm.

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The noodles are a little different from the usual pan mee.  They are rounder, drier and slightly chewier than the usual ones.  The noodles are a tad dry on their own, but if you break the perfectly poached egg, let the yolk ooze in, together with the crunchy anchovies, flavorful minced pork, the pan mee is simply delectable in its original flavor.

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Since it is a “chili pan mee restaurant”, the chili of course is the signature.

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The chili is exceedingly spicy, two table spoons should be enough to give you the smokey, fiery flavor, full of chili essence.

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The pan mee’s inseparable leafy vegetable comes in a separate bowl of egg drop soup.

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The pork balls and fish balls are bite sized, and are good things to nibble on while waiting for the pan mee to arrive.

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Pan mee noodles in the making.

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The very busy pan mee work station – we waited for a good 15 minutes for a simple bowl of pan mee, but it’s worth it.

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An entertaining excerpt from the wall.

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The restaurant’s interior – the usual coffee-shop style.

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The chili pan mee (RM6) at Kin Kin is slightly price-y for pan mee, but the poached egg adds value to the noodles given how flawless it is done, so I think the overall price is ok.  Service is your typical coffee-shop service, which really means not too much service; just find your own place to sit and wait for the staff to bring your food.  But it’s a the kind of place that people would have cravings for, so I will be back every now and then to enjoy a spicy kick.    

Contact Info
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
Address: 6 Jalan Perubatan 4, Taman Pandan Indah, Pandan Indah, 56100 KL.
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 8am – 7pm.  Closed on Sundays.

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