Thursday, March 29, 2007

Pan Mee & Lor Mee @ Paramount Garden

I have a confession to make. I don't really fancy noodles & rice, but I make an exception when it comes to pan mee (also nicknamed Malaysian pasta). My favourite is the "mit" type (aka "tear-and-boil") and cooked in soup. I have tried a few of the so-called famous ones such as Kin Kin, Jalan Chow Kit, Taman Desa and SS19 in Subang Jaya and my personal favourite is the SS19 one.

Anyway, this place was introduced to me with the promise of a good pan mee. After trying their version, I have to say what is outstanding about them is their different variety noodles such as spinach and carrot (although you could hardly taste the difference but they sure are "eye candy").
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Spinach Pan Mee in soup
Having said that, their pan mee although not the best, is definitely above average. Reasonably good and tasty soup base, dough is chewy and not overly thick. Their dry versions are pretty tasty too as seen here.
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However, on occasions, they do not pass the "post-consumption thirst test".

This shop is also famous for the lor mee and that's what I tried this time. You can choose your own noodles such as pan mee, yee mee (I heard this version is good!) or mee suah (which I chose).
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I generously slathered vinegar over the noodles. And with tons of sambal chilli (which I like), the dish turned out to be rather yummy. However, I would have preferred if the broth was thicker. Price was RM4.00. But if you ask me, I think I prefer their pan mee.

Beside pan mee and lor mee, they also serve tom yum noodles (I heard this is good too), sizzling rice and grilled stuff.

This place is usually "full-house" during lunch time. Service is not the fastest so a wait for a table and another wait for the dishes to arrive are to be expected. However, the restaurant is clean and well-maintained enough.

Other review: Masak-masak

Restoran Paramount Garden* (same row as Restoran New Sea View)
*My colleagues call it "Xin Tian Di" in Chinese (???)


Precious Pea said...

I also prefer the 'mit' type, somehow tastier.

boo_licious said...

Yet to try the Mee Hoon Kueh version at ss19 subang jaya. Probably shld go since you highly recommend it.

Lianne is so into Max! She went for lunch yesterday and the food looks so good.

myCoffee said...

precious pea,
More "kick" this way, don't you think?

If you haven't tried, then you must if you are a fan of pan mee. But prepare to wait for about 30 mins (you have to take a ticket). Also, it can get unbearably hot in the kopitiam. Or you can opt to go in the morning 10+a.m. Heard not so crowded and probably less hot.
I saw Lianne's blog. What a bargain! Wished I have an opportunity to go day during weekday lunch.

The Yummie dummieS said...

Hey viviene! just telling u about this new show on Channel 5 (singapore channel) which title is Sweets for my sweet. Maybe they got inspiration from your blog huh? :)

Kay said...

ok this is my first time looking at something like that, i only reconize the mushroom.....:P but yea I like noodles / rice...

myCoffee said...

Hi yummy_dummies,
Really? That's interesting... ;-p
Too bad I can't watch it here.

Hi kay,
If you like pan mee, give this place a try.