Monday, December 13, 2010

Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee

I’m a big fan of noodles and if I can have things my way, I’d have noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but for some reason, I’ve never really been too crazy about pan mee prepared in any kind of style. That is until a colleague introduced me to this wonderful restaurant specializing in this noodle dish. Yes, I am talking about a shop named Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee. Some may have heard of this shop but for those of you who haven’t, let me give ya’ll a little bit of background.

Super Kitchen is a family owned business with several branches in the Klang Valley. To date, they own 6 branches in the following locations:
  1. Kuala Lumpur
  2. Taman Usahawan Kepong
  3. Kota Damansara
  4. Petaling Jaya
  5. Subang Jaya
  6. Bandar Puteri
Not too shabby for a family business. I have visited their Kota Damansara, Subang Jaya and Bandar Puteri branch and I am rather impressed with the environment, cleanliness, service, food and price offered in their restaurants. I frequent their Subang Jaya branch a lot and so my review today will be base on my experience from this branch.

Every Super Kitchen restaurant is air conditioned and the temperature is maintained just right so that it's cooling and not freezing. Tables are also arranged in a way which allows their waiters to maneuver without disturbing the customers. A typical Super Kitchen restaurant will have 3 to 4 rows of table as shown in the Picture below:
If you look closely, tables closest to the walls have tissue dispensers mounted in between tables. I think this is a very creative idea as it gives customers more room on the table. Besides that, the tissue dispensers are mounted just an arm reach for easy access. As you can see, the layout is very well planned out to ensure customer’s comfort.

The place is very clean as well. Tables are cleaned almost immediately when a customer leaves and if you notice from the picture the floor is really clean. You can even see the reflection of the trees outside on the floor! Hmm…Wonder if they will rent their employees to scrub my house floor?

Super Kitchen can get very pack at peak hours (i.e. lunch and dinner time) but despite the many customers who come in for a bowl of their delicious Pan Mee, their service is still prompt.
I think we have talked enough about the place. Onwards to the food!

Pan Mee was born in Kuala Lumpur and it is one of the simplest noodle dishes one could find. Super Kitchen is famous for their Chili Pan Mee which consists of handmade noodles, minced meat, fried anchovies (a.k.a. fried ikan bilis), poached egg, fried shallots and spring onions.

The crux of this noodle dish is of course its chili mix which is contained in a separate container on each table. The chili mix is usually cooked fortnightly in Super Kitchen’s HQ kitchen in Kuala Lumpur and is distributed to the other branches to ensure the taste is consistant no matter which branch you go to. Put as much chili as you dare into your bowl and mix all the ingredients together and you will see that the noodles will start turning fiery red. Be warned, their chili mix is seriously spicy so don’t put too much chili into your bowl so much so that your tongue turns numb after the first bite!
A bowl of potato leave soup is usually served together with your Chili Pan Mee to provide a temporary reprieve from the spiciness.
I was impressed after I took my first bite of my Pan Mee. Imagine the savory taste of the minced meat and fried anchovies coupled with the sweetness of the fried shallots and spring onions and not to forget the “eggy” taste of the poach egg and the spiciness of the special chili mix all in your mouth! *Droolz* The poached egg with runny yolk gives a unique texture to the noodles as well.

The potato leaves soup taste just as good. I was kind of expecting the soup to be savory but was pleasantly surprised after my first sip as the soup was not savory to the point it was salty but I was able to taste the natural sweetness of the potato leaves as well.

Super Kitchen also has the Traditional Pan Mee and Curry Pan Mee on their menu which is basically Pan Mee in clear soup and Pan Mee in curry soup respectively. Besides that, fish head noodle is also available on the menu.

Yeah, as you can see the fish head is not very visible despite the dish’s name. This is because they have removed all the bones, taken all the fish meat and fried it into the little fish nuggets you see accompanying this bowl of noodles. There was no “fishy” smell coming from the fish so it’s a good indication that the fish used was fresh. However, I wasn’t too impressed with this dish as it was rather bland. There are other side dishes and drinks in which you can order to accompany your noodles as well.

You must be thinking, “With such good service and good food, it must cost an arm and a leg to eat at Super Kitchen”. Don’t worry you can put that big cleaver away. Each dish or side dish in their menu cost about RM5.00 to RM7.00. Drinks cost around RM1.00 to RM3.00.

All in all, Super Kitchen is a good place to eat in if you want a cheap, delicious and healthy meal. Hope you will enjoy the food there as much as I did. Bon Appetit!

Oh, I almost forgot. You can find Super Kitchen at these locations:

Kuala Lumpur (HQ) branch

Address :

33, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 50300, Kuala Lumpur

Tel. No. :

03-2697 0998

Taman Usahawan Kepong branch

Address :

18, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100, Kuala Lumpur

Tel. No. :

03-6258 0998

Kota Damansara branch

Address :

3-1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel. No. :

03-6141 7398

Petaling Jaya branch

Address :

42, Jalan SS2/10, Taman Bahagia, 47000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel. No. :

03-7877 2281

Subang Jaya branch

Address :

47-1, Jalan USJ 9/5S, Taipan, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Tel. No. :

03-8023 0530

Bandar Puteri branch

Address :

No.5 Ground Floor, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Tel. No. :

03-8063 7728


  1. Well written post, otts. I enjoyed reading it and you definitely provided all the necessary information! Maybe next time through in opening hours and go with 5 other people so you each can order a different dish and you can thus blog about the many different dishes they offer in the same post.

  2. ok will do neechan...thanks for the tips :)

  3. Hi Collin,

    Great post! Try out JoJo's Little Kitchen too. One branch in SS15 (Subang Jaya) and another one at Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park.

    Great chili pan mee & herbal pan mee.

    Also, try put food category type on your side bar. Easier for us, the readers to find food type. I didn't do this on my blog because my blog is not dedicated to food only. :P

    Anyway, let me subscribe to your blog. Hehe.


  4. Also, I suggest to put watermark on your photos too. More work and hassle but this helps branding and avoid your photos from being used by anonymous users without crediting back to you. :)

  5. Hi Joyce! Great to hear from you and thanks for your comments :)

    Will try out JoJo's Little Kitchen :) it's nearby where I work.

    Stay tune for my review on Kueh Chap :)

  6. My friend Alex (he's the creator of this blog) said that he will subscribe to your blog as well. I am following your blog with google connect :).

    Thanks for the wonderful tips you have given us. I have shared them with my friend Alex as well :D

  7. Yup yup, will wait for your kueh chap review. :)

    I'm following this blog via Google Connect too. :)


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