Kuala Lumpur - Chilli Pan Mee at Restoran Super Kitchen
What I liked about working in a certain new city (as opposed to being a tourist) - you get local colleagues who're willing to show you new eating experiences which you'd otherwise NEVER know about!
Case in point, KL's "Chilli Pan Mee". Essentially, you get a large bowl of pan mee (handmade wheat noodles - they are handcut & pretty uneven and crinkly), topped with a poached egg with runny centre, crisp-fried anchovies (ikan bilis), golden crisp shallots/garlic and minced pork which were cooked in spices which I could not identify. The famous "chilli paste" is served on the side, so you can add as much (or in my case - as little) as you want to the noodles, then toss the whole thing to dress up the noodles with the runny yolk. It's nice - the crispy bits juxtaposing with the soft, stretchy "pan mee". Every order of the "Chilli Pan Mee" came with a small bowl of soup flavored with "ikan bilis", with tiny, green potato leaves providing some color and texture. The fairly light-tasting soup was a nice contrast to the heavy, fiery noodle dish.
Also very nice is the pork meat balls soup, also cooked in the "ikan bilis" soup, with potato leaves & beancurd sheets. The meat balls were delicious.
Another popular side-order is the poached HK choy sum vegetables, topped with crispy garlic. Not to my taste - but it's personal as my colleagues all loved it.
Cost: RM5 per bowl of chilli pan mee. Pork ball soup comes in 2 sizes: RM5 or RM10 (for sharing between 2-3 persons).
Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee
33, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1
Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2697 0998
Have you tried Kin Kin? It's diagonally opposite Super Kitchen and has been around longer. I prefer Kin Kin but it gets packed very early on (12.30-1.30pm is impossible) and doesn't have air conditioning. It's only when we're desperate for a pan mee fix and Kin Kin's full that we cross over to Super Kitchen. The latter is clearly better organised though, with webpage and more extensive menu. Service at Kin Kin can be pretty awful as well.
Doesn't ... have... air conditioning, you said?!
BTW, one of my colleagues did mention "Kin Kin" for similar food, although when she said it, I immediately thought of "Kiin Kiin by Srabua" in Bangkok. I'll try & go to Kin Kin during one of the cooler days. Thanks for the dining tip!
LOL, KLfoodie, you obviously don't know klyeoh! I met him in Tiong Bahru food centre Singapore for lunch a few months ago - no air-conditioning obviously and he was sweating buckets, whole shirt was drenched through. I guess for a big guy (> 6 feet, > 200 lbs), he can't take heat/humidity like we can :D
Well, for whatever reason I had gathered through our various posts that you were probably, uh, "big-boned" but I didn't know you were that tall. :-)
For the record I am also "big-boned" but not as tall as you are. I also WILT rapidly in high heat and humidity especially as I get older.