Friday, November 24, 2017

Ah Ma Pan Mee (阿嫲刀麻切) @ 4th Street Club, Tye Sin Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Noodles are deeply rooted in our culinary consciousness, there is no one size fits all. There are a lot of varieties on offer and they can come in different size, color, shape, texture as well as flavor. Typically, Pan Mee (a type of Hakka Noodles) is served in the shape of thin, round and smooth texture but Ah Ma Pan Mee, a newly opened Pan Mee specialist at 4th Street Club (Tye Sin Street) decides to do things differently. Using traditional recipe from Pahang, the noodle joint offers Pan Mee in its own style. While the soup bases and condiments are similar, the noodles stand out. They come in irregularly fat-round shape with al-dente (slightly chewy and bouncy) texture. The menu is not big but the air-conditioned restaurant offers a comfortable dining space for hungry diners to have a quick fix; definitely a place where fans of Pan Mee should check out.

Curry Ah Ma Pan Mee (咖喱阿嫲刀麻切/ Rm 7.90)

Dry Ah Ma Pan Mee (干捞阿嫲刀麻切/ Rm 7.90) & Fishball Soup (双丸蛋花树仔菜汤/ Rm 8.90)

Special Soy-marinated Pork with Rice (鼓油皇猪肉饭/ Rm 7.90)

Besides the signature soup Ah Ma Pan Mee, the dry Pan Mee is a popular choice. Noodles were cooked and dressed in dark Soy sauce, Scallion Oil and load off with condiments like Pork slices, minced Pork Meat, Anchovies and deep fried Scallions. The noodles were delicious but some may find them a little overly-chewy. Personally, we love the texture and thought it went well with the home-made Chili paste. Spicy lovers may opt for the Curry Ah Ma Pan Mee, a dish that shares similar flavors as to Penang Curry Mee. The noodles were similar but the creamy broth possessed a sharp peppery heat which may not appeal to the chili-intolerant. 

Shimeiji Mushroom Bacon Wrap (野菌烟肉卷/ Rm 15.90)

Deep Fried fermented Beancurd-marinated Pork Belly (南乳炸五花肉/ Rm 15.90)

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 38B, Lebuh Tye Sin, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 604- 261 3212


  1. PORK!!!! Yum Yummmmmm!!!! Pork belly! Bacon!!! That place sure is like heaven on earth! Muahahahahaha!!!!

  2. I always prefer those kind of thick noodles which cooked al dente with "flour-y" taste :p