Looks are deceiving…

The other morning, we stopped by here…

Ming Xuan Corner

…round the corner from my house. It used to be a bakery…

Ung Tong Bakery
*Archive photo*

…but that eventually called it a day and now it is a coffee shop with the usual kind of stalls.

I saw this pulut inti/pulut sambal (RM2.20)…

Ming Xuan Corner pulut sambal 1

…and bought one to try. No, this was not our kampung-style pulut panggang – you can tell by how green it was that it was not panggang-ed, not cooked over some hot charcoal fire so you will not get that very nice fragrance, not at all.

I don’t think any santan (coconut milk) was used in the making…

Ming Xuan Corner pulut sambal 2

…or if there was, I could hardly detect it. The saving grace was that the sambal hay bee/udang kering (dried shrimps) inside…

Ming Xuan Corner pulut sambal 3

…was quite nice but at RM2.20 each, I would have second thoughts about buying any next time.

I was not impressed by the look of their ang koo kueh (RM1.00)…

Ming Xuan Corner ang koo kueh

– yellow in colour with the use of sweet potatoes to make the skin but my missus bought some home, pek tau sar (mung bean paste) and peanut filling and I did give them a try. You can get much nicer ones at this same price at the Chinese kueh stall at Rejang Park in the block of shops opposite the cinema, next to the Chinese medical store or somewhere around there.

Now what brought us to this place that morning was the photograph that a friend of mind shared on Facebook a few days earlier and his friend said that she went for it the day before. Oh? That sounded like it was really good so I made up my mind right away that I would want to go and give it a try – after all, it is very near my house.

I had the one with two eggs (RM6.00)…

Ming Xuan Corner pan mee, dry 1

– the pan mee, dry while my missus was quite happy with just one in the regular (RM5.00).

Their own handmade noodles…

Ming Xuan Corner pan mee, dry 2

…was kind of soft, not as firm as the rest that I have had elsewhere and it was white – others that I have had before were a little yellowish, probably the result of the egg used in the making. What looked like two poached eggs…

Ming Xuan Corner pan mee, dry 3

…turned out to be half-boiled/cooked eggs instead.

I would say it was not bad, not anything that I would go out of my way to eat but I would not mind having that should I happen to be in the vicinity and feel like it and no, this is not chili pan mee so don’t bother asking why there are no chili flakes. If that is the one you want, then you can go elsewhere…and no, I do not know of any place in town that serves this like that. My favourite pan mee, dry, would be the one here and if you click the link to hop over and have a look, the lady served hers quite differently from the rest and no, there were no chili flakes either…but unfortunately, the last time I dropped by there, the stall was closed, replaced by something else and I wouldn’t know if they had moved elsewhere or called it a day – I so loved their Penang har mee (prawn noodles), so very very nice.

While we were at this coffee shop that morning, an ex-colleague stopped by with his son with the intention of eating the kampua noodles there but the stall had closed for the day and the people were in the midst of cleaning up and clearing everything. He said he liked the one here very much so probably, we would drop by for that sometime. We’ll see…

MING XUAN CORNER (2.312754, 111.846595) is located in the second block of shops on your right if you are turning in from Jalan Pedada at the junction after Delta Mall, heading towards Lorong Taman Seduan 8, somewhere opposite the Bread Sense Bakery outlet there, a little to the left.


Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

12 thoughts on “Looks are deceiving…”

  1. Ah, so the pan mee did not impress you. I am impartial towards the usual pan mee, I like those hand torn pan mee better. Angku skin made from sweet potatoes should be nicer than those made only from glutinous rice in my opinion.

    They have purple ones too, yam! I’m more particular about the filling – this one, the mung bean filling was not as smooth and had an odd colour – I think they added pandan so it tasted a little different. Not bad, but I would prefer the original, unadulterated.

  2. Hi Arthur, thanks for faithfully coming by my blog… Please excuse me for coming by on and off only… Wifi is not easily accessible when I am on the road, no data plan and hotel wifi is crazy as well… Most times I borrow hotspot from my sibling..
    Coming back to your post, I am still eyeing your yellow angkoo… Very nice!!

    I know. The problem when travelling overseas – not like here, free wifi everywhere.

  3. The pan mee looks good especially the poached egg. One thing I dislike pan mee is the cangkuk manis without tearing. I wonder if they can substitute cangkuk manis with other green veg.

    They don’t tear? Maybe just a bit here but they do, at the other places. On the whole, I am not crazy about pan mee – will eat sometimes for a change, that’s all. The eggs were soft/half-boiled, not poached – I think you can buy some plastic thing and you will get perfect ones like these everytime.

  4. RM2.20 for one pulut sambal? And no santan? Sedih… 😥

    VERY!!! I would go for pulut panggang, anytime. RM1.00 or RM1.10 for the big, extra lemak and very fragrant ones.

  5. The eggs on the pan mee look perfectly cooked. The pan mee looks very nice with ikan bilis and minced meat, too.

    All ok, just that there are nicer ones elsewhere.

  6. the wobbly half-boiled eggs would make my day well enough … i actually haven’t had pan mee at all so far this year 😀

    I don’t have it often either, once in a blue moon…but I was tempted by my friend’s photo on Facebook. 😀

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