[Non-halal] Go to Batu Caves, eat sang har hor fun! A few weeks ago, our craving for sang har hor fun (freshwater prawn noodles) brought us to Restoran Pan Heong in Batu Caves.
Operating since 1988, Restoran Pan Heong is known to serve one of the best sang har hor fun in the Klang Valley.
[Dec 2022 Update: Restoran Pan Heong is listed on our Top Nine Meals of 2022 list. Click here to read the article]
Restoran Pan Heong in Batu Caves
Aside from the famous Batu Caves Hindu temple, Restoran Pan Heong is probably the other main attraction to visit the town.
Restoran Pan Heong is known for its Sang Har Hor Fun, but other popular dishes here include the Fish Slice Century Egg Porridge, Stew Pork Beehoon, and Nam Yu Pork.
Restoran Pan Heong – busy but efficient
We arrived at Restoran Pan Heong at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon.
While the place was busy, the establishment was efficient and well-managed.
There was a ticketing system where we had to take a number from the ticket machine to dine in. Pan Heong provided plenty of seats in front of the shop for customers to wait their turn (and also for those who are here for takeaways).
This prevents customers from crowding around tables inside the restaurant – which can be an unpleasant experience for those still eating.
Despite arriving in the middle of lunch hour, we only had to wait for 5 minutes before we were ushered to our table.
Excellent sang har hor fun
As it was only two of us dining, we only ordered their signature Sang Har Hor Fun, and their Fish Slice with Century Porridge.
For the noodles, Pang Heong allows a minimum order of two prawns in your preferred size.
We ultimately settle for a pair of L-size prawns (to get the lovely roe) – which cost about RM140 with the noodles.
This was an excellent decision!
The freshwater prawns here were naturally sweet, fresh, and succulent.
We especially loved the bright orange roe which tasted so good, especially when mixed with the gravy.
For the size, we were completely satiated with the prawns – as they were unbelievably sweet and juicy.
But what made the dish stellar is how the natural prawn-y essence embellished the noodles.
The flat noodles were just cooked nicely – slightly charred and soft with a good amount of wok hei.
The gravy was also excellent – not too diluted or overly starchy. It had a good consistency with a nice amount of eggy strands. But the kicker is how the natural fresh prawn flavour was absorbed into the gravy and noodles. This was delicious in every bite!
Amazing fish slice porridge
After tasting the amazing noodles, we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the Fish Slice Porridge (RM11 for one pax) was too.
The porridge had the perfect thick and creamy consistency. It was also beautifully seasoned with salt, pepper, ginger, scallion, and sesame oil.
We loved that the fish slices were fresh, and they were generous with the amount too. The added century egg provides texture and creaminess to the dish.
Overall, we really enjoyed both dishes here at Restoran Pan Heong.
When we come back, we will hesitate to order these two dishes again. However, we will want to return with friends so we could enjoy its other signature dishes here. We are especially curious about the Mee Goreng Mamak, Wat Tan Hor (looks as good as the Sang Har Hor Fun sans the prawns), Nam Yu Pork and Stewed Pork Beehoon (Kao Yoke Meehoon).
Restoran Pan Heong
Address: 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2, Medan Batu Caves, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanHours: 8am-3.15pm Daily (Closed for two days in a month – call to ask)
Phone: 03-6187 7430
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