Monday, September 22, 2008

Pun Chun @ Bidor

Maybe by now, you would have known where i went, or maybe you don't have a clue. In any case a bigger clue to where i went is the requirement to stop by at Bidor for some serious noodle.

Pun Chun was around since the days of our fathers and probably ancestors by the look of the run down coffee shop. Despite a bright yellow sponsored signboard that shouts come in here for some of their famous chicken biscuit, it is the long awaited duck noodles that i want when i finally stepped in.

When you see the board with all the noodles they serve along with the prices, then spotting RM6.60 for a bowl of duck noodles, you know they mean serious business when Bidor is anything but a one street town.

For RM6.60, you get a whole duck drumstick, springy al-dente wanton noodles with a herbal broth that wasn't overpowering but packed a decent punch. Crunching on the noodles and slurping the hot soup, it is one of those items that you don't mind eating even if you had a huge buffet spread right in front of you.

If you didn't get the word Crunchy, the wantons were filled with plump prawn pieces and minced pork which really emphasise the word "Crunch".

The infamous Wu Kok served by an old man, RM 1.60 a piece and you know they mean serious business as well. The yam was not dripping with oil, the moist char siew pieces kept everything well lubricated without choking for your life. Nice to have it by your side to munch while waiting for the duck noodles but it isn't mind blowing i suppose.

Address and contact details:

38 & 40, Jalan Besar,
35500 Bidor, Perak
Tel. 05-434-1554

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars for the nolstagia effect. Imagining your parents and grandparents once seating in the same chair slurping the same soup and eating the same bowl of duck noodle

24 comments:

mh said...

Good to hear the Wu Kok uncle is still around.

CUMI & CIKI said...

i am back too! love the duck! want the duck! :D

mimid3vils said...

I prefer the dry version of duck noodles~~

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I used to stop by when I'm on the way to Sitiawan. The shop's always crowded, even back then...and that was more than 10 years ago.

Back then, it cost about RM4 per bowl, which was considered pricey. Wu kok looks yummy. Make me hungry only...hmmph!!

Christy said...

RM6.60 for a bowl of noodles in a small town like Bidor really means something!
I bet my dad will know about this place, it's pretty famous, ain't it?:D

J2Kfm said...

the wu kok getting tinier and tinier. next time it'll look like siu mai, and finished in one bite.
the service pretty dissatisfactory eh?

zewt said...

have to say the wan ton mee there does pack a special crunch punch. but like what christy said... 6.60 is pretty steep for a coffee shop in bidor.

what to do... too many suckers from KL go there just to eat.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: actually ler..to be fair its a whole duck leg la..plus herbs, noodles n etc..ok la benefit of the doubt although you always have to pay for branding mah..

j2fkm: haha coffeeshop std la..wat u expect..its part of the nostalgia experience..

christy: its said that this place is close to 70 yrs old..so yes i presume ur dad would knw..

bangsar babe: well time to visit sitiawan lor..

mimi: well i think i like the soup 1..didn't try the dry 1..

c&c: noooo..the duck is all mine!!

mh: yeah the old uncle is alive and kicking..

Jackson said...

arrr... i miss the duck soup noodle!!

traveleo said...

ah.. of all times, you had to post a delicious bowl of duck noodle soup when it's cold and raining in copenhagen! I so hate you.. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jackson: me too...

traveleo: hahah my timing is just abt right eh?

wmw said...

Memories of our Drive For Food event. Yeah, the woo kok is good!

Simon Seow said...

I know. You brought your gf to an island in the West coast and dot dot dot.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: hahah ohh that event..yeah that was fun to watch!

simon: hahaha wat dot dot dot?? take pictures lor..

ling239 said...

but but but.....
the char siew in the yam corner looks so red leh :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: its not the dark sticky char siew..this is kampung style haha

Henry Yeo said...

Hello, more report on the Pangkor trip please. Don't try to evade the demands for it.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: its alot of pictures..with TMnet..i got the perfect reason haha

Nic (KHKL) said...

i think this is the 3rd or 4th time i'm seeing the yam pastry d...yet, all the pics look so consistently yummy.

aiyerrrr, i must find time to go there already lar..sigh...

sc said...

did you see how they prepare the yam puffs at the backlane? if you did, dont think you'll wanna eat it again. i saw, but am not bothered..hahaha

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: haha abit far la..but hope shud go for the sake of going la..

sc: hahah WHY YOU TELL ME!!

Henry Yeo said...

no you don't.
considering your efforts at studying, i think you can leave the computer on autopilot to upload photos

ai wei said...

i miss the wu kok!

was once 'da bao' a dozen back to kl~

Panda said...

aiks .. in perak