That much talked about Bidor Pun Chun duck noodles that tastes so-so only lah

I have read many blog posts about this duck noodle in Pun Chun restaurant in Bidor. Majority said it is nice. In fact, if I am not mistaken, they also have a branch in Shah Alam. So, with that amount of publicity given to this duck noodle, how can I not make a stop to check it out myself?

bidor duck noodles

I like duck and wish more people will cook duck. The gamey meat is much firmer than chicken and hence, is perfect for double boiled soup like the above. The Bidor Pun Chun duck noodle comes either ‘kon lon’ (dry version) or soup version. The above is the soup version whereby they serve the wantan mee type of noodle in the bowl of double boiled duck with longan, kei chee, sok tay (the black coloured bark) and yok chok (another type of bark).

The soup is not bad but I find the duck rather dry even though it is already very tender. Give me Penang ark thui mee suah anytime! Penang ark thui mee suah has more donguai flavour while the Bidor Pun Chun one has a milder taste.

wantan mee

The so-so only wantan mee. We can find much tastier wantan mee in Penang. So pardon my snobbish taste buds. We Penang folks are spoilt with our delicious Penang foods, you see.

bidor duck noodles

Eventhough there is nothing really outstanding with the taste of duck noodles, the coffeeshop is packed. People from outstation come in big groups. Beside selling noodles and economy rice, they also sell woo-kok and lots of other traditional Chinese biscuits like the chicken biscuits and other varieties.

You can get to the coffeeshop through the Bidor exit. Just go to the little pekan in Bidor which consist of only one road. You won’t miss it. (though we did overshot and need to make a U turn before we found the yellow building)

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9 thoughts on “That much talked about Bidor Pun Chun duck noodles that tastes so-so only lah

    babe_kl

    (December 4, 2008 - 11:18 am)

    i agree with you leh… i think this place over-rated liau

    PenangTuaPui

    (December 4, 2008 - 1:45 pm)

    i think most of the famous place is overated, because we are putting too high expectation on it before we even taste it.

    So normally what we do is.. put lower expectation and expect to have some bonus….

    ck lam

    (December 4, 2008 - 3:40 pm)

    It used to be quite tasty and good but lately most people and myself also find the taste going downwards too…

    twosuperheroes

    (December 4, 2008 - 5:35 pm)

    OMG…I think I’ve been here a looooong long time ago!

    cariso

    (December 4, 2008 - 7:23 pm)

    Yah, I was also disappointed the other day when trying out their wantan mee. Why so many ppl leh?! *garu-garu kepala*

    Rasa Malaysia

    (December 6, 2008 - 4:35 pm)

    Yeah lah, since little, when I followed my father on his trip down south, always stopped here. Never like the food. Well, the only credit is that it’s the only decent restaurant before KL.

    defsan

    (December 10, 2008 - 11:45 pm)

    this place is overated but i have to admit their wan tan mee type of noddles has that perfect elasticity (“tan sing” direct translation from cantonese)which u can hardly find nowadays other than in menglembu, ipoh. Even their Shah Alam outlet has the same type of noodles maintaining a consistent standard which most branches of well known eating places are unable to emulate. I believe credit has to be given to this place for being able to satisfy the hunger pangs of so many travellers traveling along the North South highway.

    SJ

    (December 23, 2008 - 6:38 pm)

    I am from Bidor and I totally agree that pun chun duck noodles are overrated. We locals NEVER go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are so many other restaurants that are far better actually, just unsung.

    Anyway, Pun Chun is notorious among the locals for its customer service and price. The people working there especially the older ones are too cocky.

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