Review: Pan Mee @ Dao Ma Qie Restaurant, Puchong

Random search for dinner in the neighbourhood ended up at a place called Dao Ma Qie in Bandar Puchong Utama, which specialises in Pan Mee.

Menu items were quite limited – they only had the dry/soup versions (no chilli pan mee) and some snacks like fried foochok, meatballs and assorted stuffed goodies.

Snack platter of fried fish cakes/foo chok. The fish cakes were actually pretty good – bouncy and springy to the bite.

It was a rainy day so ordered a nice hot bowl of soupy pan mee. I prefer the meet (hand shredded) over the thin/thick. 🙂

The noodles were nice with an al dente bite, although the soup could have used a bit more flavour and ingredients. Pretty basic with some woodear fungus for crunch, anchovies and bits of minced pork. Prices were reasonable for the restaurant’s setting and environment.

DAO MA QIE Restaurant 

25, Jalan Bpu 2, Kawasan Perniagaan Bandar Puchong Utama, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Open for lunch and dinner

Yummy Yummy Pan Mee, Meranti Jaya Puchong

Mi was craving for Pan Mee over the weekend, so we went to this new place called Yummy Pan Mee at Taman Meranti Jaya, Puchong.

For those who don’t know, pan mee is a Malaysian Chinese dish, consisting of thick hand-kneaded flour noodles shaped into thin/thick strips or shredded and boiled in a vege/anchovy-base soup. It is then served in soup, or ‘dry’. The soup one usually has anchovies, fishballs/meatballs, Shiitake mushrooms and minced meat, while the dry one is tossed in a dark soy sauce. These days, more eateries are serving different versions, like ‘chilli’, curry, etc.


Canteen-style, no frills, with small tables and plastic chairs.


Cool green walls are plastered over with delicious images of food.


Three layered ice milk tea – thick, dark palm sugar on the bottom, tea and condensed milk on top. Sweet and creamy, it’s the perfect drink to quench your thirst on a hot day.


Mi’s traditional Pan Mee (dry). A smattering of plump Shiitake mushrooms, crispy fried anchovies and minced meat sit atop a  bed of noodles tossed in dark sauce, with fried bits of lard for a smoother texture and added flavour.


I had the Chilli Pan Mee. Was a tad disappointed at its appearance – most places would have the noodles topped with a sunny side up egg. You break the yolk open and use that so that the noodles are smooth; but this had the same dark soy sauce as its traditional Dry Pan Mee version, which toned down the spiciness of the chilli flakes, and the egg was overcooked.

I’d give it a 6/10.



They also have lunch sets for only RM9.90! This includes rice/noodles. Bro had the chicken karaage (fried chicken), which came with rice, a smaller serving of soup pan mee and tofu.

Regretted not ordering this coz it was pretty good! The chicken was crunchy on the outside, well flavoured and tender on the inside.


75, Jalan Meranti Jaya 3/1, Taman Putra Prima,

Puchong, Selangor 47301.

Opening hours: 10AM-10PM


Chinese New Year is just around the corner and decorations are already up. Are you guys excited? xD


New Year’s Eve 2016 – Chilli Pan Mee SS2 / Snowflake Paradigm Mall

Hey guys! After all the reveling/partying over the holiday season, it’s time to get back to reality 😀 Here’s what I did on the last day of 2016. 🙂

Met up with Jo and Mabel for our New Year ‘countdown’! We had dinner at Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee in SS2. The place is famous for their chilli pan mee – thick hand-kneaded noodles topped with a sunny side up egg, fried onion shavings, chilli flakes, anchovies and minced meat.


Jo’s chilli pan mee.


I had the Hakka fried pork pan mee. The noodles were tossed in a savoury sauce, served with fried foochuk (beancurd) and slabs of meat. Wasn’t the best item they had, but decent tasting nonetheless. Especially liked the fried beancurd because it was crisp and crunchy without being too oily.


42, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Open daily: 9AM-10PM


Went to Snowflake dessert shop to kill time while we waited for our 10.30PM movie, The Great Wall, at Paradigm Mall Kelana Jaya.


Matcha (green tea) shaved ice with red beans, tapioca pearls and chewy sesame flavoured balls.


Grass jelly shaved ice dessert, topped with condensed milk, sweet potato and yam balls.   20161231_203332-tile


Kelana Jaya 2F-33, Level 2, Paradigm Mall, No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Petaling Jaya, 47301, Malaysia

Open daily: 10AM-10PM

How did you spend your New Year’s? 🙂

Mian Dui Mian Noodle House, Bandar Puteri, Puchong

Grabbing a quick lunch at Bandar Puteri Puchong over the weekend! 🙂 Mum initially wanted to get porridge but we didn’t wanna drive so far so we ended up getting pan mee at Mian Dui Mian instead.

What is pan mee? It is Hakka-Chinese noodle dish from Malaysia,  made up of thick or thin (sometimes hand shredded) flour noodles in either dry or soup versions. Traditionally, the soup one has slices of pork or minced pork, anchovies and vegetables but now they have loads of other types like chilli, curry, and more.


Mian Dui Mian (a clever play on words which means ‘face to face’ or ‘noodle to noodle’: the word for face and noodle sounds similar in both Cantonese and Mandarin) specialises in pan mee and Sarawak noodles. Mum had the latter, while I got minced pork pan mee, which came topped with crunchy fried fish crackers. It was meh – the sauce had a weird aftertaste that reminded me of that almond smell you get from cockroaches (!!!). Not sure if will come back or maybe it’s coz I picked a dish that wasn’t their signature.


Still, they seem to be doing brisk business as the place was packed over lunch time. They should do more to improve their ventilation – it was so hot on the patio that I got up from the seat with my thighs so drenched it felt like I had peed myself


The hot weather has been relentless this past couple of weeks; quenched it with some iced coffee. Drink lots of water, guys!

Mian Dui Mian (Face2Face) Noodle House 

No. 8, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-21:00

Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee SS2

Pan mee is a unique noodle dish that you can only find in Malaysia. A Hakka-Chinese creation, the name literally translates to ‘flat flour noodle’ – usually hand kneaded, cut into thick or thin (or shredded) before being cooked in a soup. There are also ‘dry’ versions that come with fried anchovies and minced meat before being tossed in a dark soy sauce.


‘Chilli’ pan mee is something that caught on in recent years, and we Malaysians have an absolute love affair with these simple but delicious noodles. One place that serves a good version of this is Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee in Chowyang, SS2 Petaling Jaya. The no frills resto is usually crowded with people from all races and all walks of life, especially on weekends and during lunch hour.

Their specialty, the chilli pan mee (RM7), comes with minced meats, crunchy anchovies, spring onions and a poached egg. You can add as much or as little chilli as you want, depending on your own taste. The proper way to eat it is to break the egg and let the yolk ooze out, before mixing everything so that it coats the noodles with a creamy, silky texture. Hmm.


I came here on New Year’s day with Mabel and Jo, who loves her spice! Look at how much chilli she added. That Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge has nothing on her lol.


Mabel had the soup version, which also comes with leafy vegetables and some beancurd sheets.


Additional snack: Hakka fried pork meat. This was juicy and tender without being too fatty (RM9).


42, Jalan SS2/10, Taman Bahagia,
47000, Petaling Jaya,
Tel : 03-7877 2281

They also have branches in various parts of the Klang Valley. For more details, visit