This noodle treat is arguably one of Malaysia’s most popular comfort foods. Be it on a rainy day or in blazing hot weather, nothing is better than tucking into a hearty bowl of pan mee with the perfect springy texture and fragrant chilli flakes. We know there are heaps of pan mee stalls in KL, yet there are only a handful who have managed to do this Hakka recipe justice. Today, allow us to introduce 10 Awesome Pan Mee Spots in KL for A Slurping Good Time and trust us, you won’t regret giving them a try!
10 Awesome Pan Mee Spots in KL For A Slurping Good Time
1. Restoran Kin Kin
First on the list, this gem is famous for their delicious chilli pan mee. This eatery is notable for being the creator of chilli pan mee back in 1985, so who can beat the ‘OG’ of this very dish in Chow Kit? Their dry chilli pan mee is topped with a poached egg, spring onion and minced pork, but don’t forget to add a scoop of their homemade chilli to satisfy your chilli fix. Opening as early as 6:30am, Kin Kin might just become your next favourite breakfast spot! You can thank us later 😉
Address : 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opeating Hours : Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm, Sat-Sun 6:30am-4:30pm
2. Kung Fu Smooth Pan Mee
Nestled in Taman Sentosa, here is an Insta-worthy pan mee that is worth the shot. Their technique to making the noodles is probably why they are named “Kung Fu” – the chef will pull the noodles long and dip it into hot water before dunking it into the pot to cook. This pan mee is uniquely served with long and broad noodles, and you can expect an al dente bite and smooth texture from them. Give this place a try if you’re going for a different take on this noodle treat.
Address : 28, Jalan Seri Sentosa 9a, Taman Sri Sentosa, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : Tues-Sun 8am – 3pm
3. Homie Recipe (Pork Free)
We know how hard it is to find pork-free pan mee in KL but we’re here to save you some time by doing the research for you. Homie Recipes offers a variety of pan mee options and you can choose from dry, mushroom soup or chicken curry. Served with minced chicken instead, this will surely be a treat for our Muslim foodies! On top of that, their pan mee is MSG-free so you can savour every bite without a single ounce of guilt 😉
Address : LG 18 Nu Sentral, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 10am-9pm. Opens daily.
4. 168 Pan Mee
If you’re coming here with a big group, you should definitely opt for their signature claypot pan mee – another unique approach of serving pan mee in a claypot rather than bowls and hey, being adventurous is key when it comes to food! The portion is big enough to be shared by 2-3 people and there’s nothing better than sharing food with a bunch of friends, amirite? That being said, they also offer single bowls of pan mee for those who prefer individual servings.
Address : 5, Jalan Desa 2/2, Desa Aman Puri, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Operating Hours : 8am-5pm. Opens daily. (Closed on every alternate Wednesday)
5. Madam Chiam Curry Noodle House
There’s a reason why Madam Chiam Curry Noodle House is always swarming with locals. As the name suggests, they dish out scrumptious curry mee but many have pointed out that their dry chilli pan mee is the real star of the show. Similar to Kin Kin, their pan mee is served with minced pork, a poached egg and half of a lime. But what complements and brings out the flavour in the dish is certainly their chilli that is packed with a fiery punch! Springy noodles with fragrant chilli flakes, this superior comfort food is a surefire way to our heart.
Address : No 22, Jln Cerdik, Taman Connaught Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Opeating Hours : Tues-Sun 7:30am-4:30pm
6. Restoran Xiu Ye Mao
We may have just found your new supper spot! Open from 1pm to 4am daily, Xiu Ye Mao is catered to night owls who are craving for a good bowl of pan mee in the wee hours. Cooked by Indian chefs, this eatery offers a good variety of handmade noodles in a few different broth flavours that are relatively uncommon: clear soup, dry chilli, ma la and curry loh mee. We personally recommend getting their insanely delicious ma la pan mee to satiate your hunger; a little sweat never hurt nobody!
Address : 2042, Jalan Jinjang Aman 2, Jinjang Utara, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 1pm-4am. Opens daily.
Watch here : Must Try Ma La Pan Mee
7. Restoran Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee
Get yourself a hearty pick-me-up at Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee. This pan mee joint is located in almost every nook and cranny of KL, and they’ve even expanded to our neighbouring country, Singapore. That’s how you know they don’t take their noodle dish lightly .Everything is made fresh in-house and since the most imperative ingredient to an awesome bowl of pan mee is the chilli flakes, you can expect only the best from Super Kitchen. Nevertheless, the price and portion of the pan mee is what earns the loyalty of their customers.
Address : 18, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : 9am-10pm. Opens daily.
8. Restoran Lim Kee Pan Mee
Established in 1998, the chefs of Lim Kee Pan Mee serve up one of the best pan mee in Cheras. Perhaps this should be on your list after you’ve checked out Madam Chiam? You can choose either thick, thin or hand torn dough noodles here so there is bound to be something right up your alley. We recommend getting their thin noodles for easy slurping! Alongside tender pork intestines and meatballs, this pan mee is simply irresistible.
Address : 53, Jalan Dato Haji Harun, Taman Taynton View, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : Mon-Sat (except Thurs) 7:30am-4pm , Sun 8am-4pm, Thurs (Closed)
9. Restoran Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House
This spot commands a long queue and we totally understand why; many have claimed that their flavours and mee hoon kuih are outstanding. Their hand-torn noodles are topped with a generous helping of anchovies, pork slices, choy sum and an egg. Additionally, this might be one of the most affordable places to get your pan mee fix, at only RM4.50 (*) for a small bowl .With such affordable prices, a wait is necessary. But don’t worry, it’s going to be worthwhile.
Address : 29, Lebuh Bagau, Taman Berkeley,Klang
Operating Hours : 10am-6pm. Opens daily.
*May subject to changes
10. QQ Traditional Homemade Noodle
This pan mee shop tops the list for residents in Wangsa Maju. Their homemade noodles are chewy and their clear broth is what gets people lining up for seconds. The only shortcoming about this restaurant is probably the difficulty of finding a parking space, so try to avoid peak hours!
Address : No. 5, Jalan 14/27B, Taman Desa Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 12pm-11pm. Opens daily.
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10 Awesome Pan Mee Spots in KL For A Slurping Good Time
Did we miss any of your favourite pan mee spots? We can never get enough of tasty pan mee so do share your recommendations in the comments! Slurp,Slurp ~
This post is updated on 1 January 2020.