Famous Duck Noodles @ Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits & Restaurant, Bidor, Perak

>> Jan 20, 2010

A couple of days in Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) is gonna get one to do something stupid (like traveling up to Bidor for duck noodles). Well, can't blame me eh? What else is there to do in KKB? I tried going to the waterfall, illegally fishing at the dam and searching for food around. KKB is just 'sad'. No offence to those whose home town is KKB.

Anyway, my friends managed to persuade me to drive up to Bidor to eat the so called 'best' duck noodles in Malaysia. The journey from KKB took about 1 hour (can't imagine actually traveling up from KL just for the noodles).

Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits & Restaurant

Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits & Restaurant has been around for more than 70 years now. They specialise in their herbal duck noodles (ngap pei meen) and their Chicken Biscuits (kai zai peng).

We started off with some Wu Kok (yam/taro puff stuffed with meat).

Wu Kok

Priced at RM1.60 each, they were quite good. They had that flaky texture on the outside, accompanied by that burst of yam upon sinking ur teeth into. However, I have to say the SS3 pasar malam (every tuesday) serves a better Wu Kok than this.

Next, we went for their all famous noodles.

Herbal Duck Noodles (Soup)

Herbal Duck Noodles (Dry)

The verdict? The noodles were springy and had their nice bite to it. In fact, the noodles were too springy that I suspect the use of artificial substances in it. Anyway, regardless of what it was made with, the noodles were good. The soup had was light and tasty, with flavours of the various chinese herbs (kei chee, pak kei, tong su, dried longan and more). It was quite nice, but probably contained quite a bit of MSG (I think it did).

Priced at RM 7.30 for medium and RM6.60 for small, the noodles were somewhat expensive. OK, the duck was expensive but not the noodles. Plain noodles would cost about RM1.80 (I know this because my friends liked the noodles so much that we came back 2 hours later for plain noodles). The medium portion is actually relatively huge. I would certainly like to know how big a large portion would turn out to be.

Before leaving, we decided to get some Chicken biscuits for our families.

Chicken Biscuits

If my memory served me right, the biscuits were priced at RM2.80 per pack. I am not a big fan of this sort of chinese biscuits but I have to say it was not bad.

Before leaving Bidor, we bought from some fruits from the fruit vendors outside the restaurant. The fruits were superbly sweet and were not too expensive (bargaining is possible here). Try going for their pomallo, guavas and cempedak.

I personally feel that it was not worth the trip specially to Bidor, just for the noodles. It was actually somewhat a let down to what I've been hearing about this place. If I was on the way to Penang or Ipoh, it certainly woulve have made a nice stop for lunch.

*Special thanks to Joo Hor for letting me hijack his camera.

Restaurant rating: 7/10
Pricing: About 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 Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits & Restaurant

Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits (Restoran)
40, Main Road,
Bidor, Perak.

Telephone number: 05-4341554

Opening Hours:
5am-10pm daily.
(Closed on 1st & 2nd day of Chinese New Year and 16th & 17th day of the 8th month of the lunar calender)


Jane January 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

I love their duck noodle. Especially their soup! Argh made me wanna eat right now. Oh yeah nice blog btw :)

Tummy Rumble January 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

@Jane: thanks.. there's another branch that just opened up in kota kemuning.. not sure if the taste is the same though :)

Nikel Khor January 21, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

yup...tis place food i try before..is nice..but for me the attitude got some problem

from Nikel Khor

Tummy Rumble January 21, 2010 at 12:35 AM  

@Nikel Khor: I thought the woman was ok.. maybe its their dialect.. Hokkien sounds a little rude sometimes.. haha :)

Anonymous,  January 21, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

I love this place. Always stop by on the way to Ipoh

~Live Life~ January 21, 2010 at 3:00 AM  

You went all the way to Bidor just for these springy duck noodles? WOW!

Baby January 21, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

i like the duck mee, it still taste better than any i've tried here in kl.

as for the chicken biscuit, i prefer the thick one than the thin ones. thin ones doesn't give me the kick of eating

thenomadGourmand January 21, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

guess i wont be headin there anytime soon ;) but kota kemuning maybe..

papayaz January 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
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Tummy Rumble January 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

@live life: Can't really blame me, there was ntg to do in kkb.

@baby: Looks like I have to try the kota kemuning's one day. I prefer the thin biscuits :)

Baby Sumo May 22, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

I didn't like the duck noodles here, I had the soup type and they definitely put a lot of MSG in it! Feel so thirsty after eating it..

Tummy Rumble May 24, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

@Baby Sumo: Yea.. I tasted the MSG as well.. oh well.. thanks for dropping by :)

robin ong July 26, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

The duck noodles here is not like last time, no tasty at all. The last time i went, less crow, poor service, poor foods, i think the cook have change.

Tummy Rumble July 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

@robin ong: yea man, it wasn't good.. Didn't quite like it.. you could be right :)

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