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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee ~ Heritage On A Bowl At Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya

Heritage On A Bowl
Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee ~ Heritage On A Bowl At Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya

It all began 63 years ago in 1955 when migrant Wong Poon and his wife, Lee Yit Lee made and sold fresh wanton mee and dumplings in Pudu near the Jalan Pasar Wet Market in Kuala Lumpur. Chan Fatt Wanton Mee was, in fact, one of the well-known wanton mee shops during that era. In 1996, both of them - by then already in their 60s, called it quits for their Pudu outlet.

Megan, their youngest daughter, decided to venture into food business after her retirement as an accountant. She has successfully revived her parent's heritage family wanton mee business opening Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya last year.   

Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee 
No. 52G Jalan SS 21/58
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012 383 8903
Opening Hours: 7:30am To 8:30pm

Located on one of the trendiest and bustling dining spots in Damansara Uptown in Petaling Jaya,  Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee is fast making a name for itself becoming a popular eatery among office workers and PJ folks. 

Despite its minimalist interior, Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee offers quality, fresh and moreish dishes in its simple, no-frills and homely looking eatery. The set-up is simple, bright and cheery, truly a no-frills eatery where the focus is purely on serving good and decent delicious meals to its diners.

Hearty Bowls Of Well-Loved Dishes

Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee, a family-friendly restaurant serves up a wide selection of noodles, rice dishes and light snacks to whet your appetite. The menu here is dominated by drool-worthy family recipes passed down from Megan's parents such as Char Siew & Wanton Noodles, Sui Kaw Noodles, Curry Laksa Chicken Noodles to Roasted Duck Noodles, just to mention a few.

Sui Kaw Noodles

To take things a notch higher, all roast meat and sauces for the noodles are made freshly every single day to maintain its quality and freshness. Megan takes great pride in her family business when she grew up learning the trades from her parents where she was once responsible for wrapping hundreds of dumplings a day. She and her siblings had to help out in the shop especially on the weekends when it was the busiest period.

She grew up learning all the family recipes from young; soon her love and passion for good food drive her to open up - Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee serving her family time-honoured recipes that had spanned over 2 generations. With Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee, now her parents' legacy lives on the dishes that she served to her customers every day.   

WEEKDAY SPECIAL SET - Breakfast & Teatime Set

Prices are reasonable and value-for-money with set breakfasts, lunches and teatime starting from as low as RM 3 to RM 10 for their Weekday Special Set. Diners get to eat and save on their LUNCH SET from RM 8.50 with main + drink on Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays from 10:30am to 5pm.   

Breakfast & Teatime Set
RM 5 Only

Weekdays Value Lunch Set

I would describe Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee's menu as "classic Malaysia flavours", with focus on simple and hearty comfort food such as rice and noodles. Followings are some of the signature dishes in the house.....

 Char Siew & Wanton Noodles
RM 7.50

Char Siew & Wanton Noodles, is a popular Malaysian hawker dish. The noodle treat tossed up in black soy sauce is easily found in any food court or Kopitiam throughout the country. The simple meal features egg noodles tossed together in aromatic black soya sauce with lard. To complete the whole presentation, pieces of char siew are placed on top together with poached sawi or choy sum leaves.

Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee 
Signature Noodle Dish

So, what's interesting about this Cantonese dish that sets them apart from many Wanton mee vendors out there? The secret behind a tasty wanton noodle serving lies in several factors - preparation of the black sauce and dumplings, the springiness of the noodles, how well the noodles are cooked and last but not least, is the flavourful and juicy char siew that completes the whole dish.   

Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee's Char Siew & Wanton Noodles features a generous serving of char siew much to my delight. The homemade barbeque pork is succulent and I like the smokey sweet crust on the meat. The noodles are tender, springy and fragrant without the smell of the boric acid and go well with char siew. The little bits and pieces of the fried pork lard elevated the whole tasting experience too!

Megan couldn't find skilled noodles master or sifu to make the noodles in-house just like how her parents had made their noodles but nevertheless, she managed to source and found a reliable supplier whose wanton noodles matched closely the texture and taste of her parents' famed handmade noodles.

Plump Wontons

Served on the side were three medium-size juicy dumplings wontons in the flavourful soup which, to me, was a generous serving. The dumplings were meaty with minced pork and prawns wrapped delicately in smooth and thin wonton skin.

Sui Kaw Wanton Mee
RM 8.50

Next, we had Sui Kaw Wanton Mee. The star of this dish has to be the three big and fat plump dumplings in the flavourful clear broth. These dumplings or Sui Kaw were stuffed to the brim with a combination of minced pork and whole prawns, flavourful and juicy providing that unexpected juicy crunch with each bite. 

Springy Egg Noodles
Here again, I enjoyed the egg noodles very much. The firm and springy noodles were perfect, complemented by the broth which was garnished with fried pork lard and fragrant deep fried onions.  

Going Back For Their Sui Kaw Noodles

I have to say that this is a personal favourite of mine and I would come back for more - just loved this simple and unpretentious dish filled with big plump meaty dumplings.

 Curry Laksa With Chicken
RM 7.50

One of Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee's not-to-be-missed signature heritage dishes is the Curry Laksa With Chicken. Priced at RM 7.50, it comes with generous servings of poached chicken, crispy beancurd sheets, taufoo pok (beancurd puffs), wanton noodles and crunchy bean sprouts.

The curry broth was both rich and creamy in the aromatic coconut curry broth, but not spicy enough for me. You will know that Megan uses only fresh herbs and spices to cook the curry laksa just by tasting the broth.

Oh yes, most curry laksa I had is always ladened with a top layer of oil but the dish here gets the thumbs up from me for serving a much healthier version of a good curry laksa with much less oil instead.

Lion Head MeatBalls Wanton Noodles
RM 8.50

Moving on - it's the Lion Head MeatBalls Wanton Noodles. This is one of the few menu items that not from her parent's recipe. Actually, this is Megan's favourite family dish she used to cook for her children and since everyone loved it, she decided to add it on to the current menu. 

The Lion Head MeatBalls came looking extremely delicious with the size of a ping-pong ball, deep-fried to perfection ~ crusty outside and meaty on the inside. I liked the texture and it came on with firm and solid meaty bite. Big and meaty made from minced pork, these well-seasoned meatballs are delicious in every bite and absolutely addictive plus filling too. 

I believe this dish should go well with the young kids as they will love meatballs in any form. Diners can order this dish in a soup or dry version to suit individual taste with your choice of noodles too.

Roast Pork Rice 
RM 9

Rice lovers don't fret. Apart from the noodles dishes in the menu, Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee also does offers an array of delicious rice and porridge dishes such as Char Siew Rice, Roasted Pork Rice, Roasted Duck Rice, Curry Chicken Rice to Poached Boneless Chicken Porridge and Century Egg + Shredded Chicken Porridge, just to mentioned a few. 

Do Click Here For Their FULL RICE & PORRIDGE Menu

Their Roast Pork Rice was okay, comes served with flavoured rice and a decent portion of the more-lean-than-fat Siew Yok or roast pork. The skin was still crunchy and this rice dish goes well with the housemade garlic chilli sauce.   

Diners who are feeling ravenous may want to go for "PUDU CHAN FATT GOES WEST" menu. Megan decided to pump up the traditional menu of not only rice and noodles with some Western fare to appeal to the younger generation with the mouthwatering burger treats, crispy potatoes fries and some cute mini home baked doughnuts too. 

Char Siew Burger With Egg
RM 14.90

Char Siew Burger Without Egg
RM 12.90

This is something new to me but it was a  good choice if you like those sinful but absolutely delicious crispy potato fries with this Mat Salleh infused Char Siew Burger. A combination of both worlds, this burger comes with luscious pieces of barbeque pork - Char Siew resting on a bed of finely shredded fries with sliced cucumbers and drizzled with authentic homemade sauce for the extra flavour. 

Add on RM 2 for an extra egg if you like!

So, the Char Siew Burger is an excellent alternative to those looking to enjoy the Char Siew, but not with the noodles soup or rice!   

 Mini Home Made Baked Doughnuts With Homemade Kaya 
7 Pcs For RM 4

Next, we tried this delightfully cute mini homemade baked doughnuts served with homemade kaya. It was nice and fluffy, best eaten while warm. I don't like sweet stuff ... so I ate these little mouthful doughnuts on its own without the kaya. 

The kaya was a little too sweet for my palate and lacks the fragrant coconut and pandan flavour. Haha... my benchmark pretty high as my late mom makes her own kaya and my mom's one is always the best for me!  

Baked Doughnuts + 2 Half Boiled Eggs + Drink
RM 5.50 

Butter Kaya Hainan Bread + 2 Half Boiled Eggs + Drink
RM 5

RM 2.90

 Perfect Cup Of Local Malaysia Coffee

White Coffee RM 3.80 & Kopi RM 2.90

Calamansi Plum Juice
RM 4  

Overall for me, Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee is a good place to dine with your family or friends if you are looking for some good and decent yet affordable Chinese cuisine to fill up those hungry tummies of yours. 

The authentic flavour is their secret to attracting customers who crave for tasty wanton noodles or rice dishes with char siew, roast pork, roast duck and much more for a simple, wholesome and hearty meal.       

We leave feeling full and utterly satisfied having tasted their signatures well-loved Char Siew & Wanton Noodles, Sui Kaw Noodles and Curry Laksa Chicken Noodles. With Megan helming the kitchen with her mum's heritage age-old recipe, I believe she's truly passionate people in the food business, driven by passion and not money alone to share and preserve the heritage of the dishes.

Well, if you are craving for some good old wanton noodles made from 6 decades recipe, just come by for some heart and soul-warming meals prepared from Megan's kitchen at Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee here!

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