Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Best Pan Mee @ Restoran Meng Heong - Bandar Sri Damansara

Meng Heong Pan Mee was a child born out of crisis. With no place to lay its feet it was left wandering as a refugee. Previously, it existed as a stall in Kedai Kopi Jalan Tanjung and was very popular. My friends told me that they can't live without it. Some exaggeration here for some melodramatic effects but the fact remains it is the best in Bandar Sri Damansara.

Due to disagreement over off days they came out. My friends were left in a lurch like lovers spurned and for a few months at that. Until they re-emerged as Kedai Kopi Meng Heong business owner. The leap was successful. They have done well in this double lot. Despite not facing the main road the Pan Mee business is back to its roaring best. My friends are fulfilled again as possibly the way to the man's heart is through the stomach.

A lesson to learned: there are opportunities in crisis.
Back to their old location at Kedai Kopi Jalan Tanjung. It is now shuttered and a new tenant are taking over. A little bird told me that the landlord raised the monthly rental to RM15K from the previous RM10K for this corner lot.

A lesson learned: Good locations/businesses will always be prime target for predators. Have a Plan B.
Good stuff - Al dente Pan Mee style at RM3.80.
The endlot plus adjacent intermediate lot are airy and spacious with industrial and exhaust fans for the customers' comfort. And 5-6 stalls like YTF, chicken rice etc to complement the eatery.
Directions: Jalan Tanjung SD13/1. From RHB and Maybank turn right at the 2nd alley. The corner shop on the right is Meng Heong.

10 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

I am drooling, man! The dry pan mee looks really good, I believe the sauce should be super good

Selba said...

Is that the same as bakmi goreng?

worldwindows said...

SG... Sauce is good enough main thing is low MSG. Soup and minced meat also low in MSG.

Selba... I have Bakmi in Semarang and Jogja. Noodles may be similar but ingredients configuration may be different. Bakmi leans more towards wanton noodles. Pan Mee noodles are light in colour. Preparation is cooking through hot pot of water and then strained and placed into mixing plate with light and dark soya sauce, oil and whatever secret ingredients of the stall. No wok frying.

foodbin said...

Pan Mee looks delicious-does it comes with the bowl of Kow Kei Choy soup?

Food Paradise said...

Pan Mee..... wah....how nice.... KL so many Pan Mee to try... in Penang only limited good one....:(

worldwindows said...

FB... Not really Kow Kei but Fan See Yip. Wonderful for breakfast.

FP... Penang too many good CKT, Prawn Mee and Laksa lah. Pan Mee not popular:)

Big Boys Oven said...

i think the price RM3.80 is very good, some more delicious, a must go!

Food For Tots said...

My previous residence is just 10 mins walking distance away from the shop. This stall is my favourite!

ling239 said...

Portion looks big for RM3.80...
delicious looking too ~ ^_^

worldwindows said...

BBO... Sri Damansara noodles is reasonable but not the beverages:)

FfT... You must be missing it. My friends told me that they need to have regular fix.

Ling239... Generous on noddles though toppings normal portion.