A couple weekends ago I made a drive all the way to Batu Caves to finally meet Penny, someone who used to work in the next building I was at but never managed to see face to face. What made this finally happen was her effective persuasion that I should try the absolute best Wat Tan Hor at Pan Heong Restaurant near Batu Caves.

Wat Tan Hor Pan Heong at Batu Caves
a simple kopitiam setting with some awesome food

The restaurant is more like a “tai chau” style kopitiam and only opens for breakfast and lunch. For the three of us, we ordered the wat tan hor (literally smooth egg flat noodle), fried noodle (mee goreng), deep fried nam yu pork, and a “fu yu” vegetable dish.

Although pretty packed, it didn’t take too long before the first dish arrives. The wat tan hor was absolutely fabulous, seriously the best I’ve had by far. The sauce thick and very flavorful, and you can taste the difference between the sauce blended with egg yolk and those with only egg white. Very different but equally tasty. There were plenty of cuttle fish, meat, and vegetable in it too.

Wat Tan Hor Pan Heong at Batu Caves
wat tan hor, mee goreng, “nam yu” pork, vegetable with “fu yu”

I also like the deep fried “nam yu” (fermented beancurd) pork. The fermented beancurd marinated into the pork gives it a distinctive taste, and of course, you need the pork to be relatively fatty to have a juicy texture to go with it. Nice but of course, very sinful.

Of course, a vegetable dish is ordered to give us an illusion of having a complete meal and hence, cancel the sin. Vitamin C is good for you.

The mee goreng, on the other hand, was nice but pale in comparison with the above dishes. I think this might be due to the lack in spiciness, and the fact that I’ve had some pretty good mee goreng like from here (PJ), and here (Penang).

Wat Tan Hor Pan Heong at Batu Caves
Pan Heong Restaurant is located only a couple hundred meters from Batu Caves

The meal for three came to RM 39.80 with both the noodle dishes at RM 8.50 each, the pork at RM 10.50 and vegetable for RM 6.50. Very reasonable and I will definitely go there again. There are a few more dishes I’d love to try, like those blogged at masak-masak and precious pea, can you say Sang Har Mien?

Address:
No. 2 Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2,
Medan Batu Caves, KL

GPS: 3.233873, 101.673456
Tel: 03-6187 7430

KY eats – Awesome Wat Tan Hor at Pan Heong, Batu Caves
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34 thoughts on “KY eats – Awesome Wat Tan Hor at Pan Heong, Batu Caves

  • June 4, 2008 at 10:46 am
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    life is not fair, u r having all the lovely girls for company and great food..want to trade places for a day? 😉

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  • June 4, 2008 at 10:48 am
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    bengbeng,
    Ok please get me return air tickets to Sibu! 😀

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  • June 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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    The sang har meen is actually the wat tan hor but with sang har ingredients, it’s really nice I just had recently with my parent… Superb taste~ 😛

    The porridge used to taste good but now a bit not nice d….

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  • June 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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    ……awsome…… pork…….. fat……*worship*

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  • June 4, 2008 at 12:41 pm
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    This restaurant also serve very nice porridge. I like the frog porridge here 🙂

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  • June 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm
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    joshuaongys,
    You already a pimp yourself ok. Don’t need to exchange. 😛

    David,
    Me too!

    Penny,
    oOO I see I see, *slurps*

    aeroplane1234,
    *yum yum*

    power8003,
    ooo, sounds great!

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  • June 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm
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    The Sang Har Mien is highly recommended!!! The gravy would be even nicer with the prawn flavour, and if lucky, you get lots of roes too. Try their porridge and steamed fish head…equally good!

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  • June 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm
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    eh bring me for makan next time if u come near my place!

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  • June 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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    *LOL* –> Nice but of course, very sinful !!!

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  • June 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm
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    Precious Pea,
    ooOo I have to try that next time.

    Robb,
    I don’t know where is your place laa.

    ahlost,
    Yes yes indeed. 😀

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  • June 4, 2008 at 9:26 pm
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    reading your post makes me hungry again

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  • June 4, 2008 at 10:49 pm
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    I agreed with you man. The best ever. Soo Kee or Green View can pack their bags if compared with Pan Heong

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  • June 4, 2008 at 11:04 pm
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    Wah liao! jauhnyer!
    Petrol mahal liao le. Eat roti nia!

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  • June 5, 2008 at 12:37 am
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    Yatz,
    Not jauh for everyone ok! 😀

    jolene,
    Eat more. 😉

    Simon Seow,
    ooO Green View is very nice.

    w3,
    Hahaha, what to do.

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  • June 5, 2008 at 1:04 am
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    I love nam yu pork a lot… Hungry jor…

    Cooking maggie mee 😀

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  • June 5, 2008 at 2:43 am
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    It is just too awesome.. when one can get great food.. that are so reasonably priced. One of the incentive to come home permanently.

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  • June 5, 2008 at 8:36 am
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    OMG, I ate at this place twice before but I lost the address and contact. Thank you for posting this. I wanna go again….

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  • June 5, 2008 at 9:22 am
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    SJ,
    Hahhaha, maggie mee is no substitute for these stuff! 😀

    Crunch Rex,
    Yes yes I agree.

    eiling,
    You’re welcome, jom!

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  • June 6, 2008 at 9:12 am
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    chris tock,
    Jom, you drive! 😛

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  • June 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm
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    You’ve missed out on the most important item in your review! the restaurant is famous for the fish it uses… Its toman… the fish slices are in the wa tan hor and the porridge…

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  • June 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm
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    eksk,
    Ohhh really? Didn’t know that, no wonder it’s so nice! Thanks for telling. 🙂

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  • June 8, 2008 at 1:42 am
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    cumi&ciki,
    Not to mention tasty! 😀

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  • June 9, 2008 at 10:46 pm
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    Do you have GPS coordinates? Batu Cave area is really blur blur for me. Thanking you in advance.

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  • June 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm
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    Dear lovetoeat,
    314’0.93″N
    10140’25.24″E

    😀

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  • November 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm
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    I go try this shop tomorrow. haha let u know nice or not after this

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  • June 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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    Vege is not for vitamin c fyi

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    • June 26, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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      Name: haha ya, it’s mostly for fiber I agree.

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