Pan Heong Restoran

Work has been insanely busy these recent weeks with the year end deadline. There’s very little discovering of new food places as speed & convenience is the key, so packed lunches are the norm mostly. however on a rare stopover at Batu Caves, we decided to try out Pan Heong Restaurant. have heard quite a lot of good things about it and was quite excited. was even more encouraged with the good crowd which left us waiting for a table for a good 10 mins.

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Sign above drinks station states that this is the sole Pan Heong, and there are no branches whatsoever out there.

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Their signature dishes include the “Sang Har Meen” (Freshwater Prawns Noodles) and porridge. My eating companions thought the prawn noodles were a bit too heavy for a quick lunch so we ordered the fish porridge with century egg. It was served very quickly, and was topped with fried shallots and green spring onions. I quite like the texture of the porridge, with its thick and smooth consistency. However, we all thought the fish slices were a little overcooked. Still, it was very satisfying. At RM10.80 for a serving enough for 3-4 people.

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We also ordered a stir-fried kai lan (RM6.50) which gave off the essential wok hei. Crunchy and garlicky, just the way I like it. I saw that quite a few tables eating the Mamak Noodles (RM8) and I was tempted to try it. Despite the vast difference between the look of these noodles with those you get at authentic Mamak restaurants, it tasted just as good, if not better. However, if you love spicy food, this may not satisfy your spicy cravings. But I reckon one can always ask for extra chilli. Another noodle dish that got my thumbs up!

Overall, food was satisfyingly yummy and served quickly. Regretted not ordering the signature prawn noodles but there’s always next time. Practically salivated over next table’s noodles, drenched with the egg sauce. edited 12.12.07: finally tried the star dish of the restaurant and it tasted every bit as good as it looks!
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Noticed that the steamed fish was also a big hit with the regulars. More trivia on this restaurant : chef/owner is Tnah Boon Chong who started out under a big tree in a wooden shack in 1988. Now it has relocated to this shoplot and business is so good that diners have to queue for a table on weekends!

Pan Heong Restoran 品香食家小馆
No.2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2,
Medan Batu Caves
Batu Caves
Kuala Lumpur

Open : 8am to 3:30pm

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5 Comments »

  1. another firm favourites among the floggers..look like its time to go..

    epicuriousgirl says: go try!

  2. wmw said

    Must go back that for a proper meal, just had that one dish, Mee Goreng for our Drive For Food contest.

    epicuriousgirl says: should go early if you do. heard that there’s quite a wait on weekends!

  3. Tummythoz said

    Been there but didn’t think it was memorable. Since so many floggers say best-best, obviously it’s time for a revisit.

    epicuriousgirl says: the prawn noodles were truly good ler. as for the others, above average ler, imho.

  4. vinlee said

    do u like Pineapple Tart last week i go to Pan Heong Restoran i buy a Pineapple Tart oh so good taste really good try it

  5. fbtohero said

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Appreciate it!

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