I Mum Mum Pan Mee (板面专卖店) @ Weld Quay, Penang.
I have a few favorites when it comes to Pan Mee namely Face To Face Noodle House at Penang Times Square and Hou Mei Yuan Pan Mee which situated at Bukit Jambul. However, I have found myself a new love, which is this " I Mum Mum Pan Mee" at Weld Quay. Its hidden in the PDC flat near Lebun Macalum. if you happened to pass by Jalan Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu, try to pay attention on that area. They have a big banner indicating and showing you the direction and it should not be too far away from the banner. "I Mum Mum" has quite a lot to offer, as in one can opt to choose their own desired type of noodles. Price-wise, is very economical and affordable. Finding parking might be a problem during lunch hour, but its definitely a place that worth your trip to come down and savor their famous Pan Mee.
I had their Spicy Pan Mee (Rm3.90 for big) and had chosen the thinnest/finest noodles. The noodles were topped with a generous amount of anchovies (ikan bilis), black fungus and some minced pork meat. Some dried chili flakes will be added too. You can opt for their dry version of Pan Mee (Rm3 for small/Rm3.50 for big) if you are not a fan of chilies. Every single order of their dry version of Pan Mee will come with a complimentary small bowl of soup which was believed to be anchovy soup. The dried chili flakes were very fragrant, with a hint of dried shrimp, worked very well with the freshly made springy noodles (Pan Mee). Similarly to other Pan Mee outlets, a small piece of lime will be given as well. The anchovies were slightly on the salty side but they have successfully maintained the crispiness. Other than that, you can choose to add in more ingredients such as half boiled egg, more anchovies, minced pork meat etc.....Recommended.
Crispy Pork Pan Mee (Rm4.20 for big and Rm0.80 for an additional of half boiled egg) was another hit. The sauce used complemented well with the noodles and the pork was reasonably flavored too. The pork was not too crispy but it was perfectly okay (will be much better if its crispy). A small plate of chili paste will be given, the chili paste was full with the aroma of dried shrimp and has a bit of sourness in it. Something very unique and special.
It was quite late the time I arrived and most of their herbal tea were finished. I had this icy cold nutmeg juice instead.
There are mainly 6 types of Pan Mee available namely Soup Version of Pan Mee (Rm3 small/ Rm3.50 big), Dry Version of Pan Mee (Rm3 small/ Rm3.50 big), Spicy Pan Mee (Rm3.40 small/ Rm3.90 big), Minced Pork Pan Mee With Special Sauce (Rm3.70 small/ Rm4.20 big), Crispy Pork Pan Mee (Rm3.70 small/ Rm4.20 big) and Dry Curry Chicken Pan Mee (Rm4.70 small/ Rm5.20 big).
Taste: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 294, PDC flats (Weld Quay), 10300, Penang.
Business Hour: 7am to 3pm; Closed on every alternate Monday.
Contact Number: 012- 518 1827