Today i found my new favourite lunch stop along the North-South highway – Hin Thoy restaurant at Panchor. It is easily accessible from the North-South highway – merely 8 minutes from the Pagoh toll exit.
Panchor is a quiet village by the Muar river, and i love the sense of serenity here. This was much more pleasant than the other nearby towns, Yong Peng and Tangkak, and even Pagoh.
The food was meticulously prepared by the restaurant owner himself, which is better than having a “generic” chef cooking your food at one of those 酒楼 or large Chinese restaurants.
Coming from KL, it takes about 2 hours to get to Panchor, which makes it a viable choice for lunch stop. I will definitely visit this place again.
Update 31 May 2017
Attempted another visit but they were closed for some renovation (fresh coat of paint), so i drove on further to Gerisik, a nearby upstream town. Not much food option here, but this town was even more charming than Panchor in my opinion. All the shops were painted in a uniform light yellow colour. If you’re into nostalgia, then you should definitely come here.