Randomness is just us, so we hop into our Vellfire heading over to Pengkalan, Station 18. During the pleasant drive, we spot Restoran Hoong Pan Mee, fill up with people sitting, we’re hungry and decide to give it a try. More importantly, this venue was also within walking distance to M Boutique Station 18, about 10-15 minutes by our estimates. Upon reaching our sister property, we realized how time flew. We realized that M Boutique Station 18 is marching onwards to it’s 3rd Birthday this year. It is inspired by jazz and is only 5 minutes walking distance to the Aeon Mall Station 18. This is a place whereby plenty of shopaholics love to stay because of the short distance to the mall.
The Well Known Dry Spicy Pan Mee
Since it’s our first time at Hoong Pan Mee, we just order one of almost everything to try. All in all, the orders included Dry Spicy Pan Mee, Spicy Soup Pan Mee, Pork Ball Pan Mee, and Tom Yum Pan Mee. As mentioned by their staff, they are famous with Dry Spicy Pan Mee. It comes with a runny soft-poached egg, dried anchovies, minced meat, sliced brown fungus all topped with a generous dollop of their house special – dried chilli flakes.
Deadly Hot Spicy Soup Pan Mee
Spicy Soup Pan Mee’s broth is made of a type of paste called “Ma La”. On the other hand, according to our own English Translation; it is Super Spicy Numbness. We believe the concoction of this paste to contain Sichuan Peppercorns, Chilli Flakes and various secret spices. It is all simmered in oil which results in the Danger Red colour. Hence, those who loves spicy food (like our Papa) will love the soup base as it is really numbing and seriously HOT!!! (Remark by Papa : Ha ha ha, you guys can’t even eat a bite of birds eye chilli!)
Afterwards, here comes our Tom Yum Pan Mee. As much as it wafts under our noses, it’s aromatic spices draws us away from the Spicy Soup Noodle……the aroma made us salivate before even taking a taste of the soup. Their tom yum soup is just nice, it is not too spicy nor it is not spicy at all, a balance of both worlds.
They also have a large selection of sweet/salty savouries that accompany your bowl of Pan Mee. In case you are the type of person where one bowl of noodle is insufficient, and as such we ordered Fried Dumpling and Fried Beancurd Skin. Therefore, let the photos do the talking.
It Was Real Bargain
Overall, the meal at Hoong Pan Mee was satisfying except for the fact that we all are too full as their portion is rather big, to begin with. Warning to those small eaters, you might want to consider sharing it with a friend. As for the price, it considers an average about RM6.00 per bowl which is quite reasonable. What really surprises us is their snacks are actually quite cheap as both of the Fried Dumpling and Fried Bean Curd Skin is only RM3.50 per plate which consists of 4 pieces per plate whereby their Pork Ball is at RM2.00 which consists of 5 pieces in the bowl. We spent about RM46.20, which is an average about RM12.00 per person including drinks.
16, Jalan Pengkalan Barat 36, Taman Pengkalan Jaya, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
014-302 4181 (Mr. Hoong)
Tuesday – Sunday (8:30 am – 3.00 pm)
Close on Monday
NOTE : We do not eat for free, nor were we paid for this review. We ordered and paid for everything that we consume. This review is a general summary from feedback by all members of the M Boutique Family who partook in the Food Review. If you need to know more about them, don’t forget to pay a visit to their Facebook page.
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