My all time favourite breakfast and lunch in the world must be Pan Mee at Chun Heong at Lucky Garden, Bangsar. This is something that I have eaten for more than 20 years since I was a teenager. When I come back to KL, I can eat this every day for two weeks and not be tired of it. I have always joked that if I ever become a millionaire, I would put the husband and wife team who makes this wonderful bowl of noodles on my entourage so that I can enjoy these noodles at any time.
The pan mee is a beautiful combination of wonderfully textured home made noodles, crispy ikan bilis (anchovies), slices of pork, pork mince, kow kee choy (a kind of green leaves) and served in a very tasty broth. Now what makes this dish so delicious is the chilli sauce that is served with this dish. It is a slightly sour, belachan infused and made with fiery chilli padi – the sauce just completes this delicious bowl of noodles by providing this dish with a feisty ‘kick’. When I eat my pan mee, I am always faced with an impossible choice. Do I toss the entire serving of chilli into the broth and enjoy the spicy goodness of the soup or do I enjoy the clean flavours of the soup and periodically dunk the ingredients into the chilli? Such a difficult dilemma! Either way I absolutely love this dish! From the beautiful texture of the freshly made noodles, the crunchy taste of the ikan bilis, the wonderfully flavour of the fried shallots and the refreshing taste of the kow kee choy – I enjoy this bowl of noodles to the very last drop of the broth.
Place: Kedai Makanan Chun Heong, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Open for breakfast and lunch only.