I've been reading about Pan Heong in a few food bloggers' post already but didn't have the chance to go and try it due to the location of it is quite difficult for us noob to find. Then one day, SC invited me to join her in another round of Sang Har Hor Fun trip with her friends to Pan Heong and I eagerly accepted. So, I invited ArmyHead to join too but too bad ArmyHead have some gf crisis thus we was late to join SC.
When we reached Batu Caves, SC and her friends were done and on the way back home already. Based on the map I captured on Food4Thot, we tried to navigate around Batu Caves and find the location where the yummiest Sang Har Hor Fun is located. After about 15 minutes of driving around the area, we still can't find our destination. So, I made a call to SC to ask for direction, and alas were able to find Pan Heong. Thanks SC.
Reaching Pan Heong only around 2pm, finding a table is quite easy since the lunch crowd is not that many anymore but still the place is almost 90% occupied.
The lunch crowd. (Flash is not used, I worried I'll scared them)
We were already quite hungry, so we start ordering. SC recommended the Sang Har Hor Fun and porridge but ArmyHead is not a porridge person, so I ordered Sang Har Hor Fun with two big head prawns (minimum 2 prawns if you are ordering Sang Har noodeles). Usually other restaurant will use 'sang mien' (egg based noodle) instead when making this dish but in Pan Heong you can choose either 'hor fun' (flat rice noodle) or 'loh su fun' (short rice noodle). For another dish, I ordered mee goreng mamak which is another notable dish here.
ArmyHead and moi
We don't have to wait very long, about 10 to 15 minutes after ordering, the Sang Har Hor Fun was served.
Just by looking at the gravy, I know that this dish won't disappoint me at all. Taking a bite into the 'hor fun' that is covered with the grave that filled with the sweetness of the prawn and the richness of the prawn roe, now I know why people will drive all the way from PJ or KL to Batu Caves just to have lunch here. The prawns are very fresh also you won't find the freezer taste in the prawn. We regretted to only ordering 2 prawns to shared among the 3 of us. Next time we will be smart to order 1 prawn for each person to satisfy our glutton.
Next up is the mee goreng mamak.
One would have think, this is a Chinese restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, how could the mee goreng mamak be good? Well, at first ArmyHead was also skeptical when I ordered this but after he took a bite at it, he have to agreed with me that I've made the right choice. The mee was cook to the right fluffiness that one expected from a plate of good mee mamak. It's no spicy at all so for those that cannot eat spicy food can also enjoy it. Something simple yet so tasty, this is a another must try dish when you come here.
Only two dishes and we were already full. The prawns are just too rich. Lucky we didn't order more dishes. The food are reasonably priced. I will sure make a returning visit to try the porridge and steam fish, which are the two other dishes that I saw most of the customers there were eating.
Map to Pan Heong that I captured from the PC monitor. For a clearer map, you can go to Food4Thot and check it out.
No 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2,
Batu Caves, Selangor.
Tel : 03-6187 7430.
Business hours: 8.00 am- 3:30pm.
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