Restoran Xing Loong in Section 17 PJ
[Non-halal] Enter Section 17, eat charcoal roast duck and pan mee at Restoran Xing Loong.
It’s no secret that Section 17 PJ is one of our favourite spots for food. So we were quite excited when we found out about Restoran Xing Loong which serves two of our favourite dishes – pan mee soup and charcoal roast duck.
Restoran Xing Loong in Section 17 PJ
We’ve covered a few of our favourite restaurants, cafes and kopitiams in the area in our blog.
These include Robert’s char koay teow (see post here) in Kedai Kopi Lucky Seng, the chicken rice stall and steamed dish at Kedai Kopi Yun Kei (post here), and the wonderful canele at Doux Doux by Chateau Dionne (post here), among others.
Hence, when we caught wind of the pan mee stall at Restoran Xing Loong (a kopitiam we’ve yet to visit) from Blue Skies Cotton Clouds – we knew we had to check it out since we share similar tastebuds and preferences for food.
And also – pan mee is our top 3 Chinese noodles dish ever.
Kak Yati’s pan mee stall at Restoran Xing Loong
Curiously, Restoran Xing Loong is not as busy as the other kopitiams surrounding the commercial square of Section 17.
We arrived here with our mum for brunch at 11.30 am on a Saturday morning, and were able to get seats immediately.
The pan mee in question is operated by Kak Yati.
A chat with Kak Yati reveals that she has been operating in this kopitiam for the last six years.
She used to operate at the kopitiam across the road (which is now a laundromat) prior to this, but she had honed her skills at a restaurant in Taman Mayang.
Kak Yati offers traditional pan mee, chilli pan mee and more
What we found interesting about Kak Yati is her breadth of offerings.
Aside from the traditional hand-torn noodles (in soup and dry versions), Yati also offers chilli pan mee (ala Kin Kin style), as well as pan mee in spicy mala and tom yum soup.
Kak Yati also offers thick and thin noodles, as well as yee mee and instant noodles if you prefer.
Lovely broth, beautiful noodles
For RM8 per small bowl, the Traditional Hand-Pulled Pan Mee Soup is a whole lotta noodle and more!
We enjoyed this a lot.
The hand-pulled noodles are pinched and cooked perfectly – good thin texture with a nice chewiness and cooked all-the-way through with no uncooked doughy parts at all.
The soup is also cooked to our preference – light and naturally flavoured from all the anchovies with some colour from fried shallots, mushrooms, and wood ear fungus.
Unfortunately, Kak Yati was out of sayur manis (best veggie for pan mee soup!) that day – but the spinach added a nice touch of sweetness.
Also plus points for anchovies that are big and crunchy (also not over-fried), and the chilli paste had a real kick to it too!
Max ordered his bowl with thick noodles – but we both agreed that the hand-torn noodles are the best for the soup version.
Delicious charcoal roast duck
The Charcoal Roast Duck stall here is also highly recommended, so we decided to order a portion of half duck (RM38).
We knew we were in for a good time – as the stall did not cease to receive orders since we sat down at the kopitiam.
The duck also looked very promising when served – beautiful luscious skin and meat that’s fork tender.
And yes – it was good.
Not only was the meat tender and juicy, we thought the duck was seasoned just right – not too much five spice powder or salt, and with a touch of sugar to complement the herbal taste.
Ming still prefers the stronger herbal hints of the roast duck at Loong Foong Sea Food in Paramount Garden, but Max prefer this as it reminded him of the roast duck that his mom used to buy in Old Town PJ.
The main highlight of the duck had to be the crispy skin with some lovely fat underneath. The accompanying sauce was decent too – as it had a touch of tauchu for complexity.
Yes – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The pan mee is probably our second favourite (after Restoran Hock Thai) in PJ, and the duck is also one of the best we’ve tried recently.
We’ll return to try Kak Yati’s other pan mee offerings, as well as the Curry Mee and CKT stalls here.
Restoran Xing Loong
Address: 947, Jalan 17/38, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 6am-3pm Daily
Phone: 016-636 2698
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