Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kung Fu Pan Mee, Taman Sri Sentosa

One thing I cannot get enough of in KL is Pan Mee. I've had some good ones and I've had some nasty ones but I wanted ULTIMATE pan mee so where do I turn to but my trusted trove of local food blogs? It was thanks to Masak-masak's post and directions that I managed to find Kung Fu Pan Mee, tucked away in the quiet, previously uncharted waters of Taman Sri Sentosa off Old Klang Road, near the NPE highway turnoff from OUG's direction.

I ordered large, dry, "torn" version (RM6) which arrived, generously topped with minced meat and crispy giant anchovies. What's great about this place is that you're free to help yourselves to the containers with generous lime wedges and the kick-ass chilli sauce.

Chilli sauce + Pan Mee = Happiness X infinity! Squeeze a few drops from your lime first into the sauce, then squeeze the rest into your pan mee. Mix....

...and behold, the golden, lardy goodness of a well-executed Pan Mee. The freshly hand-made noodles are thicker than usual and offer a LOT of bite so you actually find yourself working hard to get each mouthful down, not that I'm complaining.

Fat Tulip opted for the soup version for the same price, and he proclaimed it the best pan mee he's ever had. Word.

The menu, in the form of a 3R photo album, is limited to variations of pan mee but it also has some side dishes. We ordered the pandan chicken. Again, we had no qualms about proclaiming this one of the best pandan chicken we've had. I've always thought the whole pandan chicken proposition somewhat blah but this one is in a different league altogether - the marinade and spices have been totally massaged into the chicken meat and each mouthful offers a wonderful, seamless burst of flavours. At RM4.50 each (yes, that's RM9.00 for 2 measly pieces of chicken), it's an arm and a half but a must-try at least once.

The unassuming, blink-and-you'll-miss shopfront, located next to an old-school hairdressing salon drying a pile of freshly-laundred Good Morning towels outside.

I found myself wishing for the pan mee the next meal, and the one after that. Won't be long before I head back there for a fix!

16 comments:

CK Lam said...

Looks like you and Fat Tulip has good sense of direction when it comes to finding yummy food ... able to find this pan mee too, having only staying there for a few months.

Criz Lai said...

The pan mee sure looks good with so much of ingredients in it. I wan t to google for the map now.. hehe :P

Have you tried the one in an old shed like coffee house down in Seri Kembangan? It has spinach, pumpkin and purple potato dough. I have the map somewhere in my blog.

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

J2Kfm said...

oh yummy. the way you described the chilli sauce and lime made me drooled. =P

yup, the sauce made all the difference in pan mee

Little Inbox said...

I like pan mee too, but no everyone make a good one.
In fact, pan mee is a kind of healthy noodle.

Poppy Seed said...

yum yum! Take me there! I command you + Fat Tulip to take me there!

Mellie said...

Ok, ok. Next outing, me-you Red zippy car or Silver snazzy car. Either way, we musch go and chow down at Hee Yak- Kkkhung Fuuuu Pan Mee. I love Kunnnng Fuuuuu!!

Christy said...

Pan mee with so much ingredients...ooh, looking at the texture,it's definitely the 'torn' mee instead of the 'cut' ones...something they used to differentiate when ppl order pan mee (i am learning...hehe)

cariso said...

Hi, do you mind exploring the PJ's sarawak laksa on my behalf? I wast old it's at Taman Megah, SS24/6 . Shops opposite Ming Tien Foodcourt. Restaurant Gembira
, same row with sportstoto-corner shop.

550ml jar of faith said...

CK Lam, trust you to find your way to good food, wherever you are! :-)

Criz, oooh thanks for sharing that. I'll look it up, make it part of the Pan Mee chronicles!

J2kfm, the lime totally jazzes it up. Can't go wrong with lime reallly...

Little Inbox, hmm I'm not sure about it being too healthy. All that lard swimming around in that huge bowl of carbs?

Poppy Seed, at your command, doll, at your command.

Mellie, definitely must go back! Quite different from the standard Mid Valley offerings!

Christy, ooh mine is the "torn" without fail! The true beauty of pan mee, I believe, is the inconsistency of the noodle. Delicious!

Cariso, hahaha... good idea! I will note it down and explore soon! Let me know if any more pointers for me to check out on your behalf!

cariso said...

Thank you 10x! I wanna die liao can't find a genuine sarawak laksa in Penang!

allenooi said...

Kung Fu Panda I knew la, got Kung Fu Pan Mee also. Hahaha.

U tried the Penang Bukit Jambul Pan Mee before?

gill gill said...

Hows life in KL? eh, this Kong Fu pan mee is near to my sister in-law's house off old klang road leh...

i like pan mee very muchi!!! sure will hunt for this place when im in KL on this coming Nov!!!

Do you mind to draw the map for me?

CUMI & CIKI said...

excellent shots of the pan mee! salivate!

gill gill said...

elo, i'm about to KL looking for this pan mee....do you mind to give me the direction??? thanks

550ml jar of faith said...

Hey Gill Gill,

Sorry have been totally slacking here, been so busy at work!

OK, directions! If you're on Old Klang Rd coming from Mid Valley, drive straight past OUG's turnoff. Keep driving until you reach the fork and proceed straight, under the bridge. You will see the turnoff to NPE on your right but keep left until you see the sign to turn into Taman Sri Sentosa.

Take the left turn and drive straight for about 5 minutes. You'll reach another fork, take left turn and you'll see Petronas station on your right. Keep going and take the next right turn, where you'll see blocks of flats. Take the next left turn, which will get you into the wet market square. The Kung Fu pan mee shop is one of the shops facing the wet market.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

gill gill said...

thank for the direction! btw, we did not make it this trip, but will be visit on dec!