I posted about my trip to Bidor Pun Chun duck noodle coffeeshop in Perak. I said the duck noodle is nothing special and the wantan mee is also so-so only.
I am surprised that other food bloggers also agree that the place is over rated. It is so popular and was packed with customers. Yet, all they offer is some lousy looking economy rice stall and a duck noodle stall. Plus some chicken biscuits. BTW, the chicken biscuit minus the lardy bits is not nice also. It is no longer crispy and oozing with lard. Just hard pieces of biscuits with strong flavour of red fermented bean cake (ang tau joo).
However, if you are a city boy, then, you may like the rustic feel of a small pekan like Bidor where people sell fruits like fresh guavas, jambu air and etc by the roadside. When I was there, they also sell rambutans. I thought it is not rambutan season at the moment?
Now, I am much smarter and will not believe food blogers 100%. Ten may write that the foods are so yummy, so nice, so sedap, so great but all I need is one to tell me the truth.
hangjebat(December 5, 2008 - 3:50 pm)
aiya you out of towners, just ask Bidorians where’s the best food, (esp duck noddle) and they will point you to Restaurant Yik Chan in front of Bidor Supermarket next to the Bas Terminal – cheaper and alot more delicious – go where the locals eat lah 🙂
PenangTuaPui(December 5, 2008 - 8:05 pm)
haha… sometime dun blame the food blogger… different ppl diff tongue…
may be we went at wrong time. order the wrong dish… hee hee…
as in Penang also wat.. a lot of ppl say this good that good.. when we go there.. feel nothing special… wonder why… hee hee
lilian(December 5, 2008 - 8:38 pm)
PTP – Hehehe, we Penang people spoilt liao, too much good foods, go other place, ngam ngam cham cham,
hangjebat – Yakah? Ok, next time I go try there and see.
SJ(December 23, 2008 - 6:37 pm)
Please, when come to Bidor, DON’T EVER GO THERE!!!
I am from Bidor and tell you, locals never go there. Food is so-so, yet price is darn expensive, customer service is bad too, and you get scolded for asking for tissue paper. =(
There are other better restaurants that serve better food lah, so go ask the locals lah ;D
ford(June 10, 2009 - 9:53 pm)
I have tried all the rest in bidor. i travel between KL & Ipoh regularly. If you take away the price factor, Pun Chan’s wantan mee is still the best of the lot. The mee itself has texture, is springy and the shredded chicken comes in a rich gravy with mushrooms and meat. The wantan is one whole medium surprisingly fresh prawn. It costs rm 6.50 for shredded chicken plus wantan. Compare this against one famous wantan mee in Sunway Lagoon – rm 8.80 for a listless flat tasting wantan mee (supposedly made inhouse with duck eggs). Sufficient duck eggs will give the springy texture to the mee.
wallace(March 8, 2010 - 9:01 pm)
pun chun duck noodles is not delicious at all…im bidor boy…i really know it…the duck feet is just only leave the duck bone with a little bite meat..the soup is too oil..many tourist already comolain about it..if all of you didnt trust…can come to bidor and taste it yourself…then you can know the truth…