Most of us are familiar with Pan Mee but how many of us have tried Chilli Pan Mee? This spicy variance of the dry Pan Mee, which first started in Kuala Lumpur, has now made its way to Ipoh with stalls offering their own individual version of the dish. The accompanying ingredients for the original chilli version are fried anchovies (ikan bilis), minced pork, crispy fried shallots and egg poached to perfection. To eat the poached egg version, break the runny yolk and mix the noodles and ingredients together while it is still hot. The dish is also served with a small bowl of soup and sayur manis to curb the spiciness.
Places to try in Ipoh:
The Mia Noodle House
13-1 & 15, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, 30350 Ipoh
Serves the original version with poached egg. RM4.50 per bowl.
Opens daily, 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Pusat Makanan Chha Yong
No.2 Tingkat Taman Ipoh 11, Ipoh Garden South (behind Dance Centre)
Includes pork mince patties, no egg. Ask for less spicy unless you enjoy very spicy food. RM5.80 per bowl.
Opens daily, 7.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Peking Pan Mee
Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Utara (behind Dominos pizza)
Served with mild chicken curry, no egg. RM4.50
Opens daily, 7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Corner of Persiaran Greentown 11 & 7, Greentown business Centre
(behind Maxis office)
Served with minced meat, no egg. RM4.50
Opens 5 days a week, 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.