I discovered this eatery by chance last weekend. I was with my lonesome self, driving around looking for a pharmacy nearby and was directed to Caring Pharmacy just outside Seventeen Mall. All parking spots by the roadside were taken and so I had no choice but to park in the mall.
Good thing it was affordable 🙂 First 2 hours cost me only a ringgit and subsequent hours add on another ringgit. Yay!! As I was heading down, making my way towards the pharmacy, I stumbled upon this eatery.
I liked the fact that it was quiet. Me being on my own, having to eat at a busy place … well, lets just say that takes some guts, which I kindda lacked that day, lol. So, having lunch at a quiet eatery, pretty much have the place all to myself, not having to rush off anywhere was important and so it sealed the deal for me, lunch was here at Hometown Ban Mian.
My first visit here was just by myself, I liked the dish I ordered so much that I paid them a visit again within 2 days, this time I brought my friend over. The sentiments were the same overall – the food here was delicious and we all enjoyed ourselves. Burp!
Hometown Fried Ban Mian, 10.90 ringgit
I wonder why this dish isn’t part of their recommended/popular dishes because it sure was da bomb and it deserves to be right up there with the rest.
All I knew was that I wanted noodles and it should be fried rather than soupy/wet, which basically left me with 4 options. To narrow it down further, I fancied something simple, not too complicated, which lead me to the dish I ordered. I have no regrets at all. Have I mentioned how good this dish was. Lovely.
Whenever you eat Fried Kuay Teow, there slightly burned/ charred taste, that makes it even more appealing when executed correctly, right?? Yea, that same appealing taste is evident here. Then, imagine them fried noodles having achieved an equilibrium between dry and wetness, add egg and minced pork meat. Yup, I was salivating all through the meal. It really was delicious.
The dish comes with 2 noodle options – thin or thick and as you can see, from the images above, I’ve given both a go. For this particular fried option, I generally prefer it with them thin noodles. A better combination.
Hot & Spicy Ban Mian, 11.90
If you like something soupy and spicy – this would be your perfect choice. It had everything needed in a soupy dish. It was spicy but not in that lingering kindda way that causes sweat to start dripping off your forehead, no. The one here hits you immediately and then dims until you take another scoop of that soup, the pattern repeats. The crunchyness from the bits of fried fu chuk was a nice touch, it made all the difference. There were plenty of mushrooms and minced pork meat with lots of noodles. A tasty dish indeed.
Would I head back here?
Oooo yesss, You can bet I will. I am in loveeee with the Hometown Fried Ban Mian. It goes without saying that I’d be giving that dish a go, again.
Address: Level 2, Lot 2-03, Seventeen Mall, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.