I have officially stayed in KL for 2 whole years and one thing has never changed – my love for Chilli Pan Mee. Thick or thin strands of handmade flour noodles, topped with crispy anchovies, minced pork, shallots and a perfectly poached egg, ready to be mixed with spicy chilli flakes according to your desire. What’s not to like? Did I say like? I meant Love! The thing about chilli pan mee is that you can customize the spiciness according to your comfort level, but for me, I’d say shoot for the moon. It is not chilli pan mee until you start breathing fire. 😉
A serving of chilli pan mee
Umbra juice helps to subside the heat (RM3)
In Super Kitchen, every table is equipped with a bowl of fried chillies – dark red, shiny and with an unmistakable fragrance. You can only find this here.
Freshly made chilli flakes
How you eat Chilli Pan Mee is entirely up to you. 1 spoon, 2 spoons or 4 spoons of chilli flakes, you ask? If you have low tolerance for spiciness, I’d suggest you to try with 1 spoon first. Mix everything up well, poke the egg yolk, cover every strand of noodle with chilli and then savour it. These chilli flakes might not look very spicy but my goodness, they’re fiery hot! We tried with 2 big spoonfuls and our lips were burning halfway through our bowl. Not to mention beads of perspiration started forming on our forehead, our eyes became watery and our stomachs felt the spicy heat. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Chilli pan mee (RM5.50)
Also, you might just want to know that the next morning after, there will be some ‘consequences’ if you have a weak stomach, like me. How do you like the idea of getting to know your toilet better? 😛 Still, all things considered, I love my chilli pan mee. 🙂
Mix it all up!
This shop does not only sell chilli pan mee. If you prefer something soupy especially on a cold and rainy night, perhaps the Curry Pan Mee would be a good choice. The curry was thick, aromatic and coconuty but not as spicy as the chilli pan mee, fret not. This bowl also came with a generous amount of ‘liu’ like beancurd, fish malls, meat balls, cockles and beansprouts.
Curry Pan Mee (RM6)
Or if you have absolutely no tolerance for spicy food at all, then you could go for the Traditional Pan Mee, although I think it pales in comparison to chilli pan mee. On the bright side, this comes with a whole poached egg as well, together with plenty of sweet leaves and mushrooms.
Traditional Pan Mee (RM5.50)
On days that I don’t feel like eating spicy noodles (which is rare), my second best choice would be the Fish Head Noodles. During my first visit here, I was skeptical about having fish head noodles in a chilli pan mee restaurant. But never judge too soon, for their fish head soup was extremely tasty and hearty. The broth had the sweetness from the fish head, with a hint of milk to mask out the fishy smell. I could go on and on slurping the soup!
Fish Head Noodles (RM7)
For something to munch on, the Fried Fish Fillet would be good choice. Crispy and piping hot, be careful not to burn your tongue with these! Dip them in the Thai style chilli sauce for that spicy touch.
Fried Fish Fillet (RM8 / RM15)
The Thai Style Bean curd was served in a such a grand presentation that it was almost too pretty to ruin it. The bean curd was topped with a generous layer of crushed nuts, sesame seeds and cucumber slices, rendering this dish a very crunchy one. The beancurd on its own was bland but take it with the spicy and sour Thai sauce and a dollop of nuts to make it delectable.
Thai Style Bean curd (RM6 / RM10)
Last but not least, some vegetables and Meat Balls to complete the ensemble. These meat balls were sizable and very bouncy, surrounded by slices of fu zhuk (bean curd sheets) and sweet leaves, making this a complete meal on its own.
Meat Ball with Fu Zhuk soup
Vegetables (RM6 / RM10)
Clean dining environment at Super Kitchen
Writing this post has just ignited my craving for chilli pan mee again. Old habits die hard, don’t they? If you’re having a bad day and would like to drown your sorrows away, have a bowl of chilli pan mee with plenty of chilli flakes. I assure you, you’ll forget your sorrows, if only for that few minutes while you’re breathing fire. 🙂
Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee at Sri Petaling
*Previous visit to Super Kitchen at Puchong.
Restoran Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee
43, Jalan Radin Bagus,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000, Kuala Lumpur,
Contact No.: +603-9058 0998