Pan Mee Recipe: How to Make Homemade Pan Mee

Pan Mee Recipe

Pan Mee, literally translated to flat noodles, is a famous dish among both locals and tourists in Malaysia. This Hakka noodle dish is the comfort food for many; although it might just be a simple dish, it’s delicious and satisfying!

You can eat this dish for any meals, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even supper. Nothing can ever go wrong with the noodle dish! This famous dish can easily be made at home, just by following a right and straightforward recipe.


Tips when Making The Dish

For the noodles of this dish, you don’t necessarily have to use homemade wheat noodles. We understand that not everyone has the time to prepare homemade wheat noodles. Thus, you can just by the dry or frozen wheat noodles from your local grocers. The dish will still be delicious, nevertheless.

You can also take control of how spicy you want your dish to be. If you wish to reduce the spiciness, take out the membranes and seeds of the chillies when you’re making the chilli topping. If you enjoy spice, you can skip this step.

Pan Mee Recipe

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If you find yourself craving for a bowl of Pan Mee, why not try and make one at home? This simple yet unique dish will surely leave a smile on your face. Besides, nothing can ever beat eating comfort food at the comfort of your own home!


  • 150g of minced meat

  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce

  • ½ tablespoon of oyster sauce

  • ½ teaspoon of sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper

  • 500ml of water

  • 20g of dried anchovies

  • 5 tablespoon of oil

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1 fresh chilli peppers

  • 15 dried chilli peppers

  • 15g of dried shrimps

  • 2 eggs

  • Wheat noodles

  • Chinese flowering cabbage/Choy sum


  • Firstly, start with the marinating process. Take the minced meat and marinate it with oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and pepper. Set it aside.
  • Next, boil water in a pot. Then, add in the dried anchovies and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • After that, heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Fry the rest of the dried anchovies until it turns golden brown. Once done, put it aside for garnishing.
  • With the same pan, sauté the minced garlic and sliced shallots in oil until fragrant. Add in the marinated meat and sauté it until cooked. Leave it aside.
  • Now, to prepare for the chilli topping. Take the dried chillies and fried chilli, pound them. Beat the dried shrimps separately. Afterwards, heat oil on a pan and sauté the dried shrimps until fragrant. Then, add in the pounded chillies. Just continue to sauté the chilli topping until it turns into a darker shade. Set it aside.
  • Next step is preparing the poached eggs. Stir boiling water in one direction. While stirring, carefully drop an egg into the pot. Allow it to cook for about 3 minutes and take it out from the boiling water.
  • Lastly, place wheat noodles into boiling water until cooked. To serve, put the wheat noodles into a bowl. Add in the fried anchovies, chilli topping, minced meat, ‘choy sum’ and poached egg. Finish it up by garnishing with spring onions and fried shallots.

Ways to Enjoy Pan Mee

Pan Mee can be eaten at any time of the day. If you wish to add in extra ingredients to your bowl of noodles, go ahead! For example, you can add in more types of vegetables or even chicken and fish. There’s really no wrong way in savouring a bowl of Pan Mee. So you don’t have to worry!

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