Among the many pan mee houses in KL, I would say that this one is my favourite. This restaurant, located in Chow Kit, KL has been around for as long as I can remember. They now have a quite a few branches in other locations all over KL. However, I recommend you coming to the original for the best flavour.





Malaysia, Food


September 25, 2020



The original store is located in Chow Kit, among a row shops behind the Quill City Mall. The restaurant is nestled among some sundries, mamaks and car workshops. On first impression, the restaurant isn’t much to look at and if you visit during a typical weekday lunch, it is hot and crowded. Despite that, you will still see people braving the heat (and the crowd) to get their pan mee fix. So, if you want to avoid the discomfort, come early for breakfast.


Noodle Making Machine

Heavenly Pan Mee… add Chili at your own risk!

Most people will come here for the restaurant’s signature dish, the dry chili pan mee. There is a soup version as well, plus you could add on some side dishes too, such as meat balls or tofu skin in a tasty soup. For our visit, we only had their signature. Each dry chili pan mee is a portion of noodles, topped with minced pork, fried ikan bilis (anchovies) and a soft boiled egg. Each order is served with a bowl of soup with manicai vegetable.

Now comes the fun part! At every table you sit at, there will be a tub of chili for your bowl of noodles. Make sure you put a minimum of two to three spoons of these, anything more than that, you do it at your own risk. What sets Kin Kin’s noodles apart, I feel is the chili – which are really fragrant and has just the right amount of saltiness and a hint of dried prawns. However, before you go overboard with the chili, make sure you have a taste first because the spiciness is inconsistent from time to time.


My Take…

Once you’ve added the chili, just mix it all up till the noodles turn a wonderful reddish from the chilies and a little creamy from the runny egg yolk…yum! The verdict? Delicious for me but for some of my friends, they find them a tad salty. My only gripe is the portion size, a bit small for a bowl priced at RM8.50. Don’t come here for the ambience, just be here for the food and tackle the chili at your own risk!

Restoran Kin Kin
40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman,
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3°09’38.9″N 101°41’53.6″E | 3.160817, 101.698219

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday : 7am – 6.30pm
Saturday – Sunday : 7am – 4.30pm