Pan Mee/ Tearaway or Pull-apart Noodle

June 07, 2011


"What would you like... for Mother's Day next week?" asked H, early last month... and I went.."ermmmm... let me think and I'll let you know"...

Gave a good Mother's Day treat.... Pan mee or tear-away /pull-apart noodle would be lovely
A meal to be shared by all...

H, being  a practical man... I accepted the fact that he will not bring home a bunch of lovely roses, he would just cut some from our garden... and secretly hoping to dig the rose bushes out too... To him, its a waste ~ as flowers wont last. 
Diamonds and gold? not that either... as he knows that I don't fancy those bling... bling...
Designer bags? I dont fancy that either... those days of wanting to look chic and cool... to be seen carrying one is over..

So what do I want or need?... My 'Want' list can go on and on and on... but 'Need'?... yeah Mr 'Need' always stop me in my track ... I have to be practical ...  living with pragmatic man ... as well as to set a good example to the kids, so they can be more prudent in digging the coffers...*cough*... our coffers ... and weigh their needs and wants too!!!

This is what I requested for Pan Mee/ Tearaway or Pull-apart Noodle

Pan mee

I missed having this noodle... the last time I had it was 5 years ago...there are many versions and variety...  the best Pan Mee, that I have tasted so far is in Oasis Food Court in Megamall Midvalley, Kuala Lumpur...

Note from H ~ there are a lot of ingredients... a lot of preparation... but in the end ... seeing the smiles of satisfaction on everyone's face... worth the while...

Pan Mee/ Tear-away or Pull-apart Noodle
300g flour
2 teaspoon cornflour
2 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon water
Meat toppings
250g mince chicken
4 garlic - chopped
3 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark caramel sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
200ml water
2 teaspoon corn starch
white pepper and salt to taste.
Crispy fried anchovies or ikan bilis
Cloud ear mushroom - soaked and thinly sliced
thinly sliced spring onions
Crispy fried shallots
Choy Sum ~ give a quick blanch
Juice of 2 limes
light soy sauce
chopped garlic
cut up chillies
3 liter water
200g anchovies
2 cm ginger -bruised
  1. Prepare Noodle ~Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add the wet ingredients. Knead into a dough. Set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes. 
  2. Prepare Meat Toppings ~Saute chopped garlic till fragrant. Add in mince chicken. Cook until the chicken turn slightly opaque. Add in sauces, sugar, and sesame oil. Keep stirring until chicken mince is cooked through. Mix corn starch with water and add onto the mince mix. Cook until the sauce thicken. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the garnishing and set aside.
  4. Mix the cut up chillies with lime juice, light soy sauce with chopped garlic in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Prepare Soup ~Mix everything in a medium size pot and bring to boil. and leave it to simmer with its lid on.
  6. To serve~ Bring a pot of water to boil, flatten and tear away or pull-apart the dough into the size of 50 cents coin, and drop it in the boiling water. The tearaway noddle is ready when it floats up. Scoop up with slotted laddle and into serving bowls.
  7. Top with meat toppings, garnish and ladle some soup into the serving bowl.
  8. Serve hot with some cut up chillies.
Thanks my darling... for the wonderful Mother's Day meal... 


  1. Lovely writeup ..... cool recipe and beautiful clicks !

  2. Homemade noodles in anchovies based stock...and delicious chicken topping..that sounds and looks just irresistible!

  3. Ehhhhh sedap nampak!! It's morning here, I wish boleh makan ni for breakfast la... For a change sebab breakfast kat sini boring ja...

  4. I want this because Malay style noodles always suit my appetite. I also need this since your dish has made me feel hungry : ).
    How 'sweet'is this dish!

  5. I pun suka pan mee n pun selalu makan kat Midvalley tu. Pernah buat jugak masa kat sini sebab my anak2 pun suka. Kat MidValley Oasis Garden tu laksa penang dia pun sedap kan. Used to have lunch there because my old office was just nearby. MidValley was our lunch time favourite.

  6. Perfect for gloomy weather! I need the sambal thou :)

  7. I recently tried oyster sauce at a Thai restaurant & love it soo much!This is just my kind of dish, brothy with neat chunks & veggies- Love the pretty bok choy sitting on top!

  8. Angie
    the anchovies stock gives that extra 'kick' in the soup :D

  9. Leemei
    I know... sama saja breakfast kat sini... either toast or cereal, hardly nasi lemak or roti canai, or mee goreng ..;(

  10. TasteHongKong
    It was much 'sweeter' and tastier...that I was not the one who *cook* and cleaned up :D

  11. Flower
    I pun selalu makan kat situ and always go early to avoid lunch crowd... long queue...
    Midvalley was my place to *bertendang*... as I used to live nearby... ;)

  12. Pepy
    Having hot soupy noodle with sambal... will keep tummy warm ... Nice...

  13. Tanvi
    hahaha... you have discovered one of the secret ingredients in Chinese cooking ~ Oyster Sauce ;)

  14. yum yum, I never get fed up eating pan mee. I like to dip with basil sauce. 1 bunch oriental sweet basil leaves, 3 to 4 cloves garlic, bird eyes chili - chopped finely add sugar, salt, vinegar to taste. Keep chill in the fridge before use. Enjoy!

  15. Hi Lisa,

    That sounds like a wonderful (and creative) Mother's Day treat. I think the effort in making this dish worths more than a diamond,don't you agree? hehe!
    This is one my favourite dishes and it has been years since I had it too. Looks like I have another winter warmer potential in my pocket. :)

  16. That noodle dish looks marvelous! What mouthwatering flavors. Yummy.



  17. It looks really good! Homey goodness. I like my Pan Mee with runny-yolk egg, and fried shallots!

  18. Amelia
    ahh.. that sound good... will try it next time :) thank you

  19. Emily
    100% with you emily... ;)

  20. tigerfish
    ah-ha... another variety to add to pan mee... its getting better. Learn something new everytime... Thank you :)

  21. Such simple tastes you have dear :) Actually, I would love a bowl of perfectly cooked noodles for a present too. I love and miss pan mee, we used to eat it often for breakfast. Great entry.

  22. Shaz
    I miss Malaysian breakfast too :)

  23. Actually the best Pan Mee in KL is somewhere in the dodgy end of Chow Kit. They have two types of noodles, the thin one and thick one. Konlow (dry) is my favorite, with lots of their potent chili oil. :D

  24. pickyin
    Oh Great... learn about new makan place... ;)

  25. A lovely noodle soup! It is the first time i hear about it.



  26. Rosa
    Its great to go with chilli ;)

  27. What a beautiful blog, Lisa! I just "discovered" you today. I will be returning for sure!

  28. Annapet
    You are welcome into my kitchen anytime... :D...
    its nice to meet you too and learn more about your macarons baking :)

  29. Mmmm....drooling over this one. We ate lots of this when we were young. My mom's favourite. I must cook this again, too. We used to dip the dough pieces into chili sauce....very delicious :)

  30. MaryMoh
    Wow... I am loving this...
    So many ways to enjoy Pan Mee ;)

  31. wonderful childhood memories of this hand pulled noodles! my mum used to make them really thick, so they were really chewy and satisfying (although soemtimes uncoojed in the middle hehe)