Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee in Singapore has found a new competitor just down the road, on 476 MacPherson Road (somewhere near Boon Tong Kee, opposite Stamford Tyres Motor).

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee sounds similar to Kin Kin, and offerings are more or less the same.

Even the whole look and ingredients sounds alike, the noodle bowl added with crispy ikan billis, minced meat, meatballs (the generic machine-made type), poached egg, lastly topped with the signature homemade dry chilli flakes.

The “Top 10 dishes” at KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee include Signature Chili Ban Mee ($5), Signature Abalone Combo Ban mee ($13), Signature Hand-Made Fresh Fishball Mee ($5), Minced Pork Mee ($5), Scallop Chili Ban Mee ($8), Abalone Chili Ban Mee ($10), Signature Hand-Made Fresh Fishball Soup ($4), Porkball Soup ($4), Fish Dumpling Soup ($4), and Signature Abalone Combo Soup ($13).

Prices are considered reasonable, taken in account the amount of ingredients.

I ordered the Signature Chili Ban Mee ($5) which was acceptably-tasty. The ikan billis fried till light and crisp brought out a more layered texture upon biting.

The highlight to me was the fried chilli flakes, which were indeed terrifically spicy, and gave a needed shiokness to the Ban Mee.

On a side note, the soup cooked with vegetables made good accompaniment – tasty, has depth, not salty.

Personal preference, I wished that the noodles could have been cooked with more springy-bite, ie more QQ.

The question that many will ask: How does this compare to say, Kin Kin or Face To Face Noodle House?

I liked the overall combination at Kin Kin better – it has more ‘taste’; and Face To Face’s noodles had a more layered seasoning and bite of the noodles.

The shop is related to the Aroy Mak Mookata next door, and thus you can order drinks such as Thai Iced Milk Tea ($2) here.

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee, KL 传统辣椒板面
476 MacPherson Road Singapore 368191 (Opp Stamford Tyres Motor)
Tel: +65 9052 0555 (for ordering takeaway)
Opening Hours: 11am to 7pm (last order 630pm)

Other Related Entries
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Face To Face Noodle House (City Square Mall)
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee (MacPherson Road)
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Wanton Seng’s Noodle Bar (Amoy Street)

* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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