We were in Ulu Tiram (went there for durians) when we stumbled upon Pang & Tan Yong Chun Mee Hoon Kueh stall. They have the usual soup and dry mee hoon kueh, but we opted for the more fancy laksa and ginger gourd soup versions.
I have never tried bitter gourd soup mee hoon kueh before. This turned out to be the most loaded mee hoon kueh soup that I have ever had and it tasted good too (price RM8).
First things first, the kueh.
The dough is hand kneaded at the shop. The rested dough is flatten and hand torn into irregular shape kueh when there is an order.
The kueh had a nice soft chewy spring to the bite which I like. They had a nice subtle wheat taste.
The anchovy and soy bean based soup was thick and had a complex savoury sweetness from the essence of many different ingredients cooked inside.
The thin slices of bitter gourd gave the dish a nice mild bitter sweetness. The thin bitter gourd slices were slightly overdone, so there wasn't much crunchiness.
The bowl was fully loaded with minced pork, lean pork slices, strips of pork belly, pork balls, pig intestine and an egg. The minced pork was seasoned with white pepper giving it and the soup a slight pepperiness. Overall, it reminded me of Kuala Lumpur style pork noodle soup but this time with mee hoon kueh and bitter gourd.
Laksa mee hoon kueh with the kueh hidden under the fiery looking laksa curry (price RM7).
I like this laksa curry as it was moderately rich, sweet, savoury and spicy. The curry body was smooth and the sweet savoury spicy flavours were well balanced.
The same hand torn kueh works well with the laksa curry.
The blood cockles though small were fresh and they gave generous amounts of it.
Information for you 👉 If you are in Ulu Tiram and mee hoon kueh is your cup of tea, you may consider Pang & Tan Yong Chun 永春面粉粿. It is among the best in JB and their bitter gourd soup has the most fully loaded MHK soup of all. I shall be back for their regular soupy mee hoon kueh.
Restaurant name: Restoran Pang & Tan Yong Chun 永春面粉粿
Address: 48 Jalan Cantik 5, Taman Pelangi Indah, Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia
GPS: 1°34'41.3"N 103°48'00.9"E 🌐 1.578129, 103.800258
Waze: Pang & Tan Yong Chun 永春面粉粿
Tel: 019-776 5855
Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Date visited: 20 Jan 2019