Pan mee (板麺) is a popular Hakka noodle in Sabah. Pan Mee are made using the flour-based dough, handmade manually on the spot. A standard bowl of pan mee is served with anchovy broth, minced meat, shiitake mushrooms and most importantly mani chai. Mani cai is also known as Sayur Manis in Malay and 树仔菜 in Chinese. Tourist sometimes calls Mani cai as Sabah Vegetable because mani cai can grow easily in Sabah and commonly found in Pan mee Sabah.
Because of its popularity, many coffee shops offer “modified” version of Pan mee to caters to the market needs.
1) Lido Pan Mee 丽都板面
Serve traditional Pan mee with its first branch at Lido Square.
Address: Lorong Rampai, Off Jalan Penampang, Taman Che Mei, Kota Kinabalu, 88200
GPS Location: 5.9437555N 116.081441E
Opening hours: 24 hours
2) Xing wan Pan Mee兴旺板面
A popular place among the local for Pan Mee at Damai area. Xing Wan use self-service order system where you place your order at the counter. Choose your favorite type of Pan Mee (thick, thin strips or hand cut/torn), topping (pork ball, minced pork, wonton) and you will get your order no. Pan mee is served in a delicious broth of anchovies, Sabah vegetables.
Address: Ground Floor, Lot 18, Block F, Damai Plaza Phase IV Luyang, 88839 Kota Kinabalu
GPS Location: 5.9623764N 116.0907108E
Opening hours: 8am to 3pm, Close on Sunday
3) Qing Bon Leong 清补凉
Many customers know Qing Bon Leong serve good herbal tea but not many know Qing Bon Leong also serve good and healthy Pan Mee. Their signature Pan Mee is the 3 colors Pan Mee (三色板面) which is made from Spinach(green), pumpkin(yellow) and flour(white). They also have 13 types of Pan Mee to choose from. If you looking for “healthier” pan mee, then Qing Bon Leong is the place to be.
Address: Lot18, Ground Floor, Block B, Damai Plaza, Luyang 88100 Kota Kinabalu.
GPS Location: 5.9611759N 116.0886267E
Opening hours: 8am to 10pm
4) Ying Jie Ban Mian 英姐板面茶餐室
Slow service but worth the wait.
Address: Lintas Plaza (Lrg Lintas Plaza 3, Off Jln Lintas), 88300 Kota Kinabalu
GPS Location: 5.9464873N 116.0885918E
Opening hours: 8am to 2pm
5) Jia Chuan Pan mee家传板面茶餐室
Offer many varieties of Pan Mee. If you looking for something different, try their fried wet pan mee
Address: Kedai Kopi Taman Cantek, No,6-0 Loring Rampai, Taman Cantek,88300 Kota Kinabalu,
GPS Location: 5.940997N 116.0784209E
Opening hours: 7am to 2pm
6)Next Station Pan Mee 下一站板面
Next Station takes up a small shop lot at Central Plaza. You would not expect this shop lot serve delicious pan mee. One of the signature pan mee of Next Station is Spinach pan mee (菠菜板面). This pan mee look nice and importantly more healthy. Next Station Pan mee also selling frozen pork balls and dumplings.
Address: 2nd Flood, Central Plaza, Jalan Banjaran, 88200
GPS Location: 5.9508625N 116.0727587E
Opening hours: 8am to 3pm
7. 古仔板面 at Restaurant Wei Wei
Simple and delicious Pan mee. the anchovies are crispy and give a different texture to the noodle.
Address: lot 1, Ground floor, Taman Land Breeze, Malaysia
GPS Location: 5.9464953N 116.0781795E
Opening hours: 8am to 2pm
Location Map of Pan Mee
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Another nice pan mee in Asia City KK56 food court.