Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee @ Kota Damansara

Ever since we moved our office away from the food haven of Jalan Raja Chulan, we were always deprieved of good and cheap food. Well in particular (although this does not come cheap) was the Chilli Pan Mee from Kin Kin. The burning sensation that starts from your throat right after two bowls that will cost me more then RM10 that travels down to the stomach and of course flushed out from the-you-know-where with lots of heat to go, albeit torturing was always worth another go until we had to say bye-bye.

When the weekends came, somehow or rather i never got back to going to Kin Kin until i meet its match last weekend. Hailing from the outlet opposite Kin Kin, Spicy Kitchen came into my world in the form of it's Kota Damansara branch outlet.


Much cleaner which would hopefully reduce the fiery flushing sensation, we were greeted with the familiar looking bowl of noodles, poached egg, the dried chilli paste that you could help yourself to, anchovies, minced meat and shallots. Not being the original, i felt this was definitely on par with the sweet memories i once had. The chilli paste was not as tongue numbing as the original but can be easily corrected by adding another table spoon, the only downside it being RM 5.50 a bowl. Then again, you pay the extra for the air-con and the ample parking space.

Accompanying the noodles, is the potato leaves soup with pork balls

Situated somewhere in Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara. As i was kidnapped here from the nearby Starbucks, try looking out for Pappa Kopitiam, definitely very close from there.

Verdict: Slightly more expensive, slightly less spicy, given the less nostalgic "feel" it gave me meaning the rats running around, the feverish hot stove at the front of the stall, the burning after-sensations, it deserves a 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Definitely a worthy substitute of Kin Kin, if you are around Kota Damansara

27 comments:

J2Kfm said...

yeah, the sensation of burning chilli paste in the throat, then the gut really brought a smile to the face. sadistic? ;)

Henry Yeo said...

you have to see his face at a buffet line, like a kid in a candy store.

Kok said...

joe,
I didn't know the leaves in the soup is called potato leaves. In Miri or rather Sarawak here, we called it "Mani Chai".

CUMI & CIKI said...

we love this place.. as our office is in Tropicana .. its just a stone's throw ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: with the petrol prices..its definitely worth paying the extra rm1 for a bowl then drive down to town rite?

kok: err must caveat..i think its potato leaves..wait for some si fu to correct me ar..

henry: its been awhile since i went to the candy store mah..

j2fkm: i know..sadist rite?

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Tell me they make meen fan kueh also. Cos that's what I order all the time, sidestepping the pan mee. I know they're made of the same stuff, but still... Nothing like hand-torn pasta... :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

i think kin kin also not cheap leh...well, at least dun have to wait that long for a bowl of pan mee, i guess..hehe

mana itu kota damansara ar? nvr been there before leh.

christine said...

its located at which side huh?? i guess kin kin wont be happy with the rising fame of their opponents..haha..spicy..

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New Kid on the Blog said...

long time no eat chili lor...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: really? i cant take real spicy..but once in awhile..quite shiok..

christine: i think they have more then enuf customers to handle lor as a single stall

nic: probably rm1 cheaper? kota damansara is beyond the Curve that area..aiyah..u call urself malaysian boy?

kenny: im sure they might just oblige if u ask?

jason said...

Hey bro, btw, do you know that there's Kin Kin in Pandan Indah?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I was there about 2 months ago. The pan mee was RM 5 then.

Not as spicy?? How spicy is kin kin's chili paste? I've yet to try their pan mee.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: the same 1?? i remember seeing somewhere in kin kin shop and reading somewhere there is their only outlet..

bangsar-babe: flour price increase mah..if u compare 1 spoon spicy kitchen n 1 spoon kin kin, kin kin win lor..

leo said...

omg i miss chilli pan meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Li Yen on 2 July (Wed)? Let me know =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: let u knw..let me see calender 1st ok?

ling239 said...

so many pan mee shops popping up around that area....

boo_licious said...

I went once and was sorely dissapointed. Not only was the chillies not as great but the texture of the noodles weren't as great as Kin Kin's. They did have one dish we thot was ok, the tofu with a thai chili sauce and salad on top.

mimid3vils said...

I have to eat 2 bowls only can make me full!!! *wink*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: really ar??? i limit myself to 1..although alot of saliva was wasted while seeing other ppl eat..

boo: i admit the chilli was not as spicy as kin kin but also not as oily which i guess maybe a + or - point..otherwise i thought when all stired together tasted more or less the same.

Tummythoz said...

RM5.50 for a bowl of delight in a cosy shop is not considered expensive-la. This morning my packet of plain fried bihun + cockles cost RM2.70. From a no permit roadside set-up, mind you. Sigh.

Seaqueen said...

Wah! Is it really as good as Kin Kin?? Must try then. At least don't need to wait that long in queue. Hehe!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tummythoz: wat has the world become to ar?..

seaqueen: well quite on par, at least to me..bcoz half the time my tongue is numbed after kin kin..

Peb said...

ohhhh! I miss chilli pan mee. I have been in US for past few mths and I so miss chilli pan mee. I am resorting to make it myself soon and hopefully it works.....

Seaqueen said...

Hahaha!!! Luckily I learnt my lesson after my first time at Kin Kin. I heaped on the chillies and boy did I sweat it out. Couldn't feel my tongue for probably 30 minutes. After that, I decided not to be greedy. Hehehe!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

peb: wow..good luck! i will definitely look out for ur blog entry

seaqueen: hahahah..me too! just order another bowl!

YilingL said...

Haha have always thought the shop opposite kin kin is a ciplak version. the crowd seems to be hoarding kin kin while the shop opposite is so quiet...