Continuing from my previous post on Pan Mee, my friend (who is even more a pan mee afficionado than me) told me that she found a new favourite in Desa Sri Petaling which she claimed is even better than my current favourite (Lian Heng in SS19, SJ). With a claim like that, obviously I must go and try this pan mee out. So I persuaded my friend (not much effort needed actually) to take me there for I am totally clueless to look for the place myself.
The place wasn't too hard to go to actually. Arriving for lunch on a weekend, the no-frills (I don't even recall seeing a signboard if there is one) restaurant was pretty crowded but at least there was no queue in waiting. I ordered what my friend ordered, one pan mee in soup with hand-shredded dough with one additional "sui-kow" (meat dumpling).
Less than 10 minutes later, we were served with our bowls of steaming goodness. And what a big bowl it was! I double-checked with my friend whether did we mistakenly ordered the "big" size but was told this is the normal serving size. Definitely a plus for the big eater but for me, I think I only managed about 1/2 a bowl or 3/4 at most.
Back to the pan mee, what I like most about it is the texture of the noodles. Just the right amount of chewy/springy/thickness, it was good. Instead of potato leaves vegetable, they used either kai lan or choi sum (I think but I forgot which for sure). The soup was pretty tasty but overshadowed by the "overly" generous sprinklings of crispy and crunchy ikan bilis. If you like lots of ikan bilis in your pan mee, then you will love this for sure!
And the must-have to go with pan mee and also another mark of a good pan mee, is the accompanying chilli sauce. I like mine with lots of pounded green cili padi and a dash of lime. Just like the one that they served here so their chilli sauce definitely gets thumbs up from me!
Not forgetting their sui-kow too. One fat, meaty dumpling, it was pretty good for a simple sui kow. Generous filling, thin skin, not overly laddened with pepper and other msg. Would recommend this if you visit this shop. Apparently, their deep-fried ones are also very popular too!
So, did this shop become my new favourite place for pan mee? Like the texture of the pan mee, the crunchy ikan bilis and the sui kow but otherwise, I still prefer my old favourite... Or at least till my next hunt for good pan mee (want to try the one in Klang next).
Directions: (my apology for the vague directions)
From Sg. Besi, go straight along highway until you see a left turning to Desa Sri Petaling. Turn left and go straight, You will see a commercial/business square on your left-hand side. Drive towards that direction (turn left, go straight and then left again to enter the square). The shop is located along the 2nd road inside the square, somewhere in the middle.