Monday, September 7, 2009

Pork Noodles @ SS 15 Subang (Pomander Restaurant)

Food in Subang is like haze in KL to me.

On Sunday morning, the sky was so clear that we could see Genting Highlands, KL Tower and the Twin Towers.

Barely two days ago, i could see nothing but just a mist of polluted smoke.

So much for schooling in the area years ago because i can't remember a single thing because shops have come and go but some still stand tall since the longest of days.

One stall that i don't remember its this infamous pork noodles of SS15.

Walking distance from Taylors Business School (where i did my foundation) and the ADP block, the waiting time is said to be 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

Well i would have rest my case if i saw Mid Valley cinema queues surrounding the stall, however all i saw were 4-5 tables and not more than 20-30 bowls to prepare.

Yet, i think the waiting time was still 30 - 45 minutes.

What the?

Then i saw how relaxed he was, cooking individual bowls of minced pork, intestines, pork slices, liver and pork lard. Taking his time without boiling his soup over crazy fires and then slowly cooking his noodles with care and love.

After half an hour, they had the orders all mixed up. Yellow mee became kuey teow. Don't want liver pieces and the bowl came with plentiful of pieces while the bowl that wanted everything, didn't get everything.

2 large bowls and 1 small bowl all with the option of extra ingredients came to RM22 ++, not cheap i say.


I suppose all is forgiven because the fellow who wanted everything just gladly accepted the pieces of liver with a nod of the head.

The soup is on the sweet side unlike the Peter Pork Noodles in Brickfields which is on the saltier and savoury side. Loads of ingredients comes from the fact that you paid over the odds for a bowl of noodles, did i mention the chunks of pork lard too?

If you have 30 - 45 minutes to spare, lucky enough to get a car park spot in the first place and don't mind sweating at the same time, go get yourself a bowl of pork noodles.

Address:

Pomander Restaurant / Restoran Pomander opposite New Sea View restaurant. the shop lot opposite subang square
Business Hours: 7.30am to 3pm

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Lucky i found a car park spot right infront of the place, had some time to spare and well, who would complain when you get to sweat out some excess calories?

23 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

only 3.5 ar..? the liver looks overcooked. was it? i like mine bloody in the center.. ahem:P

J2Kfm said...

wah! RM11 per bowl?! that's a bit steep eh ... plus the wait, and the ambience. ahem.

J2Kfm said...

whoops sorry. 2 large and 1 small. =P missed that. still ... not the cheapest of street food out there.
but the lard is a different story.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j2kfm: avg out ard 7-8 for big maybe? no egg though..

c&c: not pink la..nowadays u nvr knw, after kena food poisoning mah..

thule a.k.a leo said...

don't know why having a good bowl of pork noodle is so hard? There's one in Manjalara Kepong that Jenn loves so much but she had to wait for more than 30 min everytime...
maybe it's the time taken for the proprietor to slow cook all the ingredients to make it more flavourful?? I wonder...

zewt said...

hey joe, have you tried that one in bukit bintang, same row as No-Black-Tie, only open for lunch?

i think that's pretty good too but looking at the amount of lard in this one, i think this might just win hands down.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: nope..but i heard alot of things abt it from blogs n etc..but frens say its just ok..

leo: i want to know too..i suppose pork takes time to cook?

thenomadGourmand said...

so famous la this shop. 40mins??
Not for me since me no pork noodle fan.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I think I'll stick to my regular shop in SS3. That one need to wait for 25-30mins only. =P

550ml jar of faith said...

40 mins!? I will need some kind of sustenance to wait this out... anything else in the vicinity to order and distract us from the wait or not??

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

550ml: got chicken rice n chee cheong fun under the same shop..i suppose gd enuf to distract?

bbabe: aiyoh..not any betteR?

tng: haha lucky u..

thule a.k.a leo said...

speaking of New Sea View... it used to be Sea View... and i always come to ta pao economy rice or their dai chow everytime after class!
I missed those days when I stayed in Subang!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: haha well i sort of miss my year in college at subang too..

the counterstrike haha

mh said...

I love the recent entries of yours more and more....never failed to remind what a food heaven Malaysia is....

:D

Jun said...

hmm, i still prefer the brickfields one. but my, u certainly have a quirky sense of analogy-- food and haze?? lol!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: the haze is here today..time to go to somewhere familiar like the brickfields pork noodles?

mh: ty ty..bring on more local food hor?

sc said...

yes, very famous now.he first operated his stall at some shops opposite mesiniaga/ near carrefour. i had it every weekend then, so frequent that his wife knew what's my order without me ordering. at that time, it was not as famous, hence wait was only 10 mins :)

xin said...

i love pork noodles!
but ERRRR so many spare parts in a bowl look so scary...

traveleo said...

don't like this place... the attitude of that dude, even before he moved there is utterly disgusting.. :)

Kean Fatt near Taman Bahagia LRT serves up a super pork noodle too! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

traveleo: isit? didnt deal with him, sat there n waited with my frens..

xin: hahah i suppose can ask for just minced meat?

sc: 10 mins? i would wait man!

taufulou said...

when i was studyin in taylor last at 01-02 there was a pork noodle at ss15 also located at a kopitiam opp carrefour. the waiting time used to be 45 to 70 mins.

but when i came back to kl on 06 the kopitiam no longer there. i guess this must be the guy since the waiting time is long enough. :)

CSLee said...

Pretty good pork noodles but the dour-faced lady-boss and her less-than-friendly maid does make for an unpleasant dining experience. There's much better pork noodles at a hole-in-the-wall kopitiam, Hao Wan, at Kuchai.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

CSLEE: true..when it comes to this kinda places..its just abt the food..nothing else..

taufulou: i think hes the same one.