Ha Ha Siu Pan Mee was once my regular place for pan mee in Puchong, my favourite order being their century egg dumpling pan mee. Not many places serve dumplings stuffed with century egg and pork, and the version here pairs well with hand shredded wheat noodles, served in a clear and flavourful soup.
Unfortunately, I had a bad bout with food poisoning several years ago after eating said dish, and I have since ceased going to the place.
That was six years ago, lol.
The Moo was recently craving pan mee, and I thought hey, six years is a pretty long time to hold a food grudge — maybe it’s time to give them another chance. But while I did not get chills, vomiting, and diarrhea this time around — the food quality and service definitely isn’t like what it was before.
Parking is a bitch in Bandar Puchong Jaya. If you’re here during peak hours, I suggest just paying for the private parking across the street from where the resto is, rather than driving around hoping for a miracle spot.
The restaurant’s interior has not changed much. The lights are dim and cast a yellow glow, but not in a cozy kind of way, so it makes the space look dated. We were here on a weekend, but there wasn’t much of a crowd. It still took awhile for our orders to be served.
Moo ordered Chinese dessert (I think it was foo chok yee mai), but did not like it because as you can see, the consistency was very starchy.
One thing Ha Ha Siu Pan Mee has is variety. Aside from the regular soup pan mee (above), they also offer different varieties such as the century egg dumpling pan mee (yes, it’s still on the menu, lol), curry pan mee, ma lat (spicy), and Sabah style which comes with fried pork. You can also choose the thickness and style of your noodle (thin, thick, cut, hand shredded), as well as special flavours (pumpkin, spinach, coriander, beetroot).
The Pops, N, and I ordered the Chilli Pan Mee. I prefer my noodles thick cut, as they usually give a better bite. The noodles here were cooked a tad too long though so they were softer than I liked. They provide a decent amount of chilli in the bowl, but if you like spicy food, you can always add more from the container which is available at each table. Funny thing : they don’t provide soup with your dry noodles, unless you request for it.
Was it a bad bowl of noodles by any stretch? No. It was just.. okay. Decent. I definitely remember the quality being much better all those years ago, but I guess all good things come to an end?
If you’d like awesome pan mee, I recommend this.
HAHA SIU PAN MEE
7, Jalan Kenari 19a, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 9.30AM – 8.30PM
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