Delicious Pork Noodles @ Restoran Pomander, SS15 Subang Jaya

>> Jan 3, 2010

Formerly known as Quilin Restaurant on SS15/5A, Restaurant Pomander has long established its long line of regular patrons. Restaurant Pomander specialises in Pork Mee (Pork Noodles).

Restaurant Pomander SS15 Subang Jaya

A couple of weeks back, I met Rachel for lunch at this place. She being half a 'dunggu', lost her away again although she's been here a couple of times. Anyway, I ordered 2 bowl of noodles long before she arrived as this place as an infamously long queue.

The wait for a good bowl of noodles is about 30minutes on an average weekday. On weekends, the wait could reach up to 1 hour. However, one can always see regulars queueing up patiently for their bowl of goodness. Its as if there's coccaine in the food (I doubt there is, in fact I'm quite sure there isn't). There is a choice of Yellow Mee (the common yellow noodles), mee hoon (Bihun) and kuey teow.

Pork Noodles with egg, small (Kuey Teow)

Pork Noodles with egg, large (Kuey Teow)

Yea, I know. the large bowl of pork noodles look smaller than the smaller bowl, but I assure you, it was the angle of the shot. Anyway, a small bowl of the noodles is priced at RM5, whereas the big bowl goes for RM5.50. A poached egg with the noodles cost an additional RM0.50. I personally prefer my pork noodles with an egg.

The pork noodles were good, like usual. The noodles came laden with minced pork, some sliced pork, liver (I opted for no liver) and lots of Chi Yau Char (lard fritters- pork fat fried till crispy). The soup was very porky and flavourful, but the thing I don't really understand is how does boiling pork/pork bones make the soup sweet? My conclusion is that a vast amount of MSG (ajinomoto) is being used to flavour the soup, hence the thirsty sensation after consuming the soup.

Anyway, this visit was the first time I sort of felt the over-saturation of MSG. I'm not sure if I'm willing to indulge in such a bowl of noodles in the future. However, if you take the MSG out of the equation, the noodles at this place sure beat the crap out of Restaurant Sun Sea in OUG.

Restaurant rating: 8/10
Pricing: Under RM10 per person

*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Restoran Pomander

Restaurant Pomander
78, Jalan SS15/4B,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor D.E,

Opening hours:
Monday-Sunday: 7am-4pm. Days off not fixed


Nikel Khor January 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

wow...look great..hunt for it..nxt week

Nikel Khor

Baby January 4, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

just boiling the bone/meat for soup is actually tasty and clear. but then when you're selling commercially, additional msg is added for more tasty. so advicable is not to drink the soup unless you want to be extremely thirsty later.

Tummy Rumble January 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

@Baby: yea... lots of MSG in it.. meat bone doesn't taste sweet no matter what you do.. :)

noobie January 6, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

My fav lunch spot in Subang. i usually go there before 12 just to avoid the queue. Excellent pork noodles.

thenomadGourmand January 6, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

oh? better thn Sun Sea?
But loads of MSG??
*strikes Sun Sea & Pomander off 'makan list' *

No MSG for me! Lets try SS3 Kean Fatt. Mornings only.

too bad ur in KK, wan ask u for durian porks ribs..tmw nite.

Tummy Rumble January 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

@noobie: haha..

@thenomadGourmand: I've tried SS3 Kean Fatt.. I have to say Pomander is better, but the soup has too much MSG.. I guess when you put MSG, ur food taste better... I was in Kuala Kubu Bahru, not KK.. haha.. I'm back now.. oh well, there always another time.. :)

Anonymous,  January 6, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

I didn't know Qui Lin moved here

grace,  January 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

I came here yesterday. the 'Q' was soooo long

Tummy Rumble January 6, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

@grace: hope you liked it :)

JS,  January 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

SLURP!! love this place to bits..

J,  January 7, 2010 at 2:53 AM  

try the ss3 corner shop. i like also

asd,  January 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

I like this place. i go there every week. food good, drinks good, queue no good

Tummy Rumble January 7, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

@J: I will.. soon

@asd: thanks for dropping by :)

CHRIS,  March 5, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

Hi All, i have been to this stall when it was at Gui Lin. I have to say it was a disastrous eating experience for me and wife. We waited close to 40 minutes for the pork noodles to arrive, and when we started to tuck in, guess what? there was a horrible stench (ok maybe exagerate a littlebut u get the picture), that smelled like soggy rag, or smelly chopping board. Me and my wife both could not continue eating it. I wonder if any one has experienced the same.

Tummy Rumble March 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

@CHRIS: hi there.. sorry to hear about ur bad experience.. I didn't get the opportunity to try it when it was in Qui Lin. However, in Pomander, I do know the soup is filled with MSG.. About the stench, haven't encountered it before. I haven't been going back for quite some time now. The queue puts me off. I usually go at 11am to avoid the crowd. I hope I'll never encounter the soggy, rag, chopping board smell, otherwise I guess I'll start avoiding the place as well.. cheers :)

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