Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cha Cha Pan Mee

Cha Cha Pan Mee Soup (RM8.00) + Egg (RM1.50)

The soup was alright, the pinched noodles were fine though rather tasteless. But it was alright overall. At least the soup tasted alright. MSG is definitely being used in it though - very thirsty after food.

We all know the ingredients in panmee should be the more expensive items, eg. sliced pork, minced pork with sliced mushrooms, black fungus. But here, they used minced pork because it's cheap (you don't know what's being minced, obviously it's full of fats and not proper meat?), no sliced meat because it's expensive, the cheapest meatballs you can get in the market for 10 cents each, fried fuchuk/beancurd skin because it's cheap and no this is not a usual item served with Pan Mee soup.

Where is the fungus and mushroom? Clearly it was too expensive and they chose the cheaper ingredients. This is also another reason why their Pan Mee is so bland, they can't be bothered to include proper ingredients.

Cha Cha Pan Mee Dry (RM8.00) + Egg (RM1.50)

The dry version one was pure bland. It looks colourful, but the entire bowl was absolutely tasteless. If it wasn't for the chilli this bowl would be so difficult to eat; I consider this as an achievement to finish even half of it. Not to mention, dry version normally comes WITH the egg but we had to pay for it!

Also, RM8.00 is not a cheap price in a coffeeshop, it's slightly more expensive than usual shops, and yet they don't serve it with the right ingredients. You know, people don't mind paying RM8 or 9 or 10  per bowl, if you provide with better ingredients. RM8 for a bowl of bland crap, usually contributes to the value of the item. I'm very happy to pay RM10 a bowl of noodle at YE Traditional - it's slightly smaller portion but hey at least they didn't "remove" ingredients because they are expensive.

Meatballs (RM3.50)

These are the lousiest and cheapest meatballs you can find in the market - say for about 10/15 cents each? And they charge 5 times more in the shop. Please don't order.

We waited for about 45 minutes, when the table next to us only waited for less than 10 minutes. Just not sure why is their system so confusing. 

They tried their very best to keep up to competitors Kin Kin / Super Kitchen, but sadly they are not up to par. 

With such long wait and mediocre food plus cheap ingredients, I will never return. At least Kin Kin / Super Kitchen tastes a lot better. Also, it's not like their service is good either. Not friendly, just wanted to complete their job (which is totally fine since this isn't any fine dining setting). But at least have the courtesy to be nicer to your angry and hungry customers who waited for almost an hour!

Likes: Convenient if you're in the area
Dislikes: Food quality very bad, using the lowest ingredients just for their own profit. Not authentic pan mee ingredients and the price did not justify the food they served. Waiting time can go up to an hour, for below average quality. Parking is a nightmare.

Cha Cha Pan Mee
36, Jalan PJU 1/43
Aman Suria
Petaling Jaya
47301 Selangor
Opening Hours
Daily 9.30am - 9.30pm

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