Discovered a new dish during my recent trip home to Kuala Lumpur. It’s called Chilly Pan Mee and it’s super damn nice!
Forget everything you knew about the “Ban Mian” we know in Singapore. This is THE CHILLY PAN MEE – with noodles textured like ramen, a poached egg, minced meat and as much chilli flakes as you want to add. And then you mix it all up!
I don’t really like Ban Mian in Singapore, in fact I don’t think I have even ordered any Ban Mian for the last couple of years.
When my mom first told me about this Chilly Pan Mee in Malaysia, I wasn’t overly excited to try it because I thought it’s the same Ban Mian in Singapore. How good can they make that? LOL
But finally I tried and omg, I want to eat it again and again and again!
Check out these mouth-watering pictures. Go try!
Only RM6 per bowl!
There are many other places that sell this and are apparently more popular too. Try Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee – apparently the best in KL but I haven’t tried.
Chilly Pan Mee
27 Jalan SS15/8A Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-5637 0998
*Pan Mee and Ban Mian is the same, just pronounced differently in different languages with the latter being Mandarin and the former being Cantonese.
On a recent trip back to KL to visit my family, they brought me to their new favourite dinner haunt - Medan Selera Kheng Heong. This place is an unassuming small "coffeeshop-like" place which serves chinese food. I'm here to share mouth-watering pictures of our dinner!
Chi Kong (Boxing Chicken) - looks hard & dry but it's really juicy and tender. I saw other diners ordering this and wasn't interested much but my mom said it's a must-try and how my brother finished the whole plate by himself. This is really a must-try! I took a bite into it and the lovely juices of chicken exploded in my mouth! I am trying to take less fried food and this just made me cheat on my diet!
Salted Egg Bittergourd. This was okay. The bittergourd was harder than I expected it to be but the salted egg sauce was good. The bitterness of the gourd with the salted egg taste was a great combination.
The way this Spicy Braised Grouper was presented to us diners leaves much to be desired but boy it was good (albeit unhealthy cos it's soooo saucy!!). The fish was very fresh. Totally should try this!
Normal dish to order, Fried Yau Mak. Nothing to shout about. Could be less oily.
Kam Heong Crab (RM70/kg) is a must-try. The crab was big and very meaty. The Kam Heong sauce was very nice and the taste of curry leaves, curry powder, dried shrimps, shallots, garlic, and chilies came together perfectly.
If you're looking for a place for good, no nonsense chinese dinner (& the federal highway is all jammed up), you know where to go!
My meal above here + a dish of Kang Kong for 6 persons came up to be RM144/- with own tea & 4 plates of rice. Worth a second visit? Definitely!
Medan Selera Kheng Heong
1, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Jalan Syed Putra,
50460 Kuala Lumpur (visible from the Federal Highway)
So, you have decided to dive in Sipadan but you don't know where to start?
Yes, hop on board. I've been there. When I made up my mind to explore Sipadan, I, like any other normal person, typed in "Sipadan" in google and for some reason, the tour operators for Sipadan are all very highly internet savvy!!
They own all sorts of Sipadan related domain names and blogs and use content as a front to sell their packages.
While I am not saying that it's not good, it's just very confusing for the end reader - you and me. So, I decided to break it down into simple blocks here.
1) You want to dive at Sipadan, you have 3 accommodation choices:
a) Stay at Kapalai Island (10 mins boat ride from Sipadan)
b) Stay at Mabul Island (10 mins boat ride from Sipadan)
c) Stay at Semporna (1 hour boat ride from Sipadan)
2) There are no mid-range accommodations. Just low or high.
Low-range accommodations are found in Mabul and Semporna. High-range ones are found on Mabul and Kapalai.
3) There are many dive operators...
- Billabong Scuba
- Scuba Junkie
- Seaventures Dive Rig
- Sipadan Scuba
- Uncle Chang
4) Check out reviews on wikipedia, check out the dive operator's facebook fanpages/accounts, see what others say.
5) To get to Sipadan from Singapore, here's what we're going to do:
SG - KUL (transit 3 hours) - Tawau - Semporna - Mabul
6) Your dive operator can easily arrange taxi and boat transport for the Tawau - Semporna and the Semporna - Mabul leg of your journey.
It took us 12 hours of transit time from SG to Mabul Island. Long, tiring but definitely worth it! Turns out, we decided to go with Uncle Chang's at Mabul Island. We had like more than 16 dives with them and enjoyed all their instructors and dive masters. The food & lodging was nothing to shout about but the company, and the dives were everything we were there for. Thank you Uncle Chang! Read this post of mine for more info on pricing!