Ah Yee Pan Mee – That’s how her regulars used to address her, back at her old stall at Tet Shin Coffee Shop near to Rasa Sayang & Bak Gong Chicken Rice in town.
Since moving to a new premise in old town Ipoh, Ah Yee has been slowly losing her strong following from her days of operating at Tet Shin Coffee Shop (pronounced as ‘Tuck Seng’ in Cantonese); located opposite of Aun Kheng Lim salted chicken and very near to Rasa Sayang Chicken Rice and Lok Wee Koi coffee shop. And she has been there for a good many years.
Not because of the dwindling quality of her pan mee, or the other soupy noodles she’s famous for. The fact that the sudden relocation to this spanking new place (the row of shops on Jalan Sultan Yusufff/Belfield Street ain’t very old though, barely a year plus) got everyone in circles.
Priced from RM3.80 – RM5.00 per bowl of noodles, her offerings could almost passed off as dirt-cheap, with substantial amount of ingredients thrown in. Okay, here goes the story of Ah Yee Pan Mee in old town … an option for those hankering for something beyond white coffee and toasts. Read the rest of this entry »