This iconic 75-year-old Bidor eatery is famous for its duck drumstick noodles, where pre-roasted duck drumsticks are then cooked in a herbal broth till they are fall-off-the-bone tender and totally infused with the Chinese herbal taste. Watched over by the 90-something-year-old matriarch (who hailed from Pingyuan county, Guangdong), the Khong family still runs this 24-hour eatery with clockwork precision.
I find their herbal soup very tasty, but the noodles were blandish, without the eggy aroma or flavour. Ditto their much-touted wanton noodles, which came tossed in dark soysauce and oil. The pork-and-shrimp-filled wanton dumplings were plump and delicious, but the BBQ char-siu was nothing worth writing home about.
The frothy iced coffee is the standout for me here - thick, sweet, delicious.
The restaurant also does a roaring business with their "sha kei ma" (a sweet molasses-covered egg-flour pastry of Manchu origins) and "kai chai paeng" (chicken biscuits).
Pun Chun Restaurant
40 Jalan Besar
35500 Bidor, Perak
Tel: +605-4341 554