I've heard mycoffee from Sweets for My Sweet rave about this place as her favourite Pan Mee stall. One day, when I was in Subang Jaya, I had the opportunity to give it a try.
Located off the highway on the way to Taipan USJ, it's pretty easy to locate this corner shop at SS19. The shop is pretty empty of food stalls (only 2 to 3 stalls only) and it's evident everyone is here for the Pan Mee. Their version is actually the Mee Hoon Kuay type where they mix the dough and pinch off pieces to cook in a pot filled with boiling stock. This gives the dough a slightly rough and chewy texture that no machine can ever replicate. Sayur manis leaves which is typical in Pan Mee is also cooked in the same pot. Once it is ready, the stall operator will seperate them into individual bowls. Crunchy ikan bilis and a pre-cooked minced meat is then added on top.
Tastewise, it's really good and feels home made with the sweet soup broth. The green chili sauce also has lots of oomph to keep you happy if you like your Pan Mee spicy. Portions are also quite big and priced reasonably at RM3.50 for a small bowl and RM4 for a big bowl. They work on a number system here so when you order your food, they'll assign you a small cardboard with a number to keep track of your order.
If you do dine here, remember to order the fresh sugarcane or coconut juice which is also available. Very refreshing especially after you have taken a bowl of hot pan mee.
Ho Kien Pan Mee
Restoran Lian Heng
22, Jalan SS19/6
(Non Halal. Open from 7.30 am to 3 pm and closed on Sundays and public holiday. To get here, take the second entrance to Subang Jaya from the Federal Highway. Go straight and turn left at the first traffic light. Go straight and take the first right turn, the shop is on your right hand side and at the corner facing the stalls in the field.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.