Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee – worst attitude ever

I actually wanted to blog about this Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee later but I am still so damn pissed off with the shop. I had the worst experience dining experience ever here – got our orders forgotten TWICE, waited for one hour and even got scolded by the boss for the slightest thing! No matter how tasty or famous their Chili Pan Mee is, I have vowed to boycott this shop forever. If you feel the Sisters Char Koay Teow and Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow have bad attitudes, man you haven’t seen anything yet.
In KL I believe if Chili Pan Mee is mentioned, Kin Kin is the first shop to come into mind. Besides being famous for their Pan Mee (which I think is overrated anyway) they are also notorious for showing bad attitudes to customers. I have heard some incidents from my close friends where they were scolded by the owners but I have kept an open mind so far. At least until the last weekend.


The Pan Mee we waited for more an hour. Those customers who came in much later than us were served earlier, seriously WTF. They didn’t seem to notice the four of us had been sitting there for so long too. And any reminder to them about our orders would be brushed off nonchalantly. It’s like “do you think I care?” was written on their foreheads.
OK to be fair I am not expecting 5 star hotel service from a noodle stall, heck I didn’t even expect them to be nice and all. But hey, at least show us some respect like a normal human being does!


Chili Flakes. What’s this? Flakes made of chili to be mixed into your pan mee loh. Taste? Spicy and damn salty. I can’t imagine how some people manage to put 5-6 spoonfuls of this into their pan mee..


Although I am still very angry over the incident, I am going to give an honest opinion about their pan mee.. which in my honest, non-biased, frank, genuine, sincere, truthful opinion.. NORMAL only.

Ingredients wise there were self made pan mee, some fried anchovies, minced meat, lard and a sunny side-up egg. First timers were advised by some hand writings on the shop’s wall to only put half a spoon to one spoonful of chili flakes, then slowly increase the amount as desired. For me, I taruh-ed two spoonfuls.


Here’s how it looked like after the noodle was mixed with the chili flakes. Looks fiery and spicy enough for you? The pan mee didn’t have much taste so the only thing one can do is to put a lot of chili flakes to enhance the flavor. That would probably explain the spoonful after spoonful of chili flakes people mix into their pan mee. Heh.


So, you ready to hear my story? Here goes. We entered the shop around 1pm and found a table at the center not too far behind the restaurant. Refer diagram below. I am the orange dude, red dots represent the other customers and the arrows represent the traffic in the restaurant.
Needless to say, when you are sitting at such a position, people are bound to touch you either with their hands or their butts. So we were already very patient with all the waiting and forgotten orders, and I was already a little upset at that time. You’d feel the same too if you were in my shoes.


Then suddenly the lady boss came over to our table and demanded me to sit on the other side of the table, because she said I was blocking the people moving around. WTF? I was not the only person who was seated like that, there were other customers blocking the way too. Even if I moved to the other side of the table, it was going to be the same lah.. still blocking people what.

She: Eh, you come sit over here lah.

Me (frustrated with all the waiting): No need lah, I am fine here.

She: Can you sit over here?! You are blocking people lah. It’s not I don’t want to let you sit there, later they knock you when they deliver the noodles you know.

Me: Nevermind, I will just sit in a bit.

She (shouts): Haiyo, then at least push the table a bit lah! *Carries and shifts the table, many people looking*

After that she walked back to the cooking area, where she threw us an angry look at us. So angry like we were her 杀父仇人 (enemy who killed her father) Behind her angry stares I imagined what were in her mind, maybe chopping us up into a million pieces, or spitting in our noodles. No kidding, I really had those thoughts. LOL we quickly finished the noodles and left.
If you still feel like visiting Kin Kin after reading my post, you can search for other bloggers’ review. Because I am not even bothered post the shop’s address and location.
And the RM5.30 I paid for the pan mee is definitely the last they’re ever going to get from me. After all, there are many pan mee alternatives in KL with friendlier staff that I can go to. So, if Kin Kin thinks their pan mee is so godlike tasty that they can treat customers the way they treated me, they are obviously wrong.

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87 Responses

  1. Wang says:

    First of all, i dont understand about this chilli pan mee thing, Seems really popular for a while. Before i tried it , i thought is about the cili soup with the noodles, but at the end i found out is just adding chilli flakes with the normal pan mee. Honestly lor, is really nothing special. Secondly, I think if the lady scolded me , i will make sure i shout back ever louder make her embrass and try to let all her customer knows during that time.

  2. Charlie says:

    I admire you that you had the patience to wait. If the lady boss were to tell me like that I would have given her a piece of mind in public and walk off.

    • etmeng says:

      yalor…. i dont understand y so many ppl like this kin kin. nothing special at all. some more need to see the boss face… nia sing…we pay for them also need to see their face… i boycott them. opposite shop are more friendly than this shit owner shop

    • thwallochi says:

      Chili pan mee is not only about the clilli flakes… its also about the blend of egg to how well the pan mee is dried yet still retain its crunchiness.

      KIN KIN has now open another shop in PUBLIKA @ MONT KIARA.. (inside food court)
      Give it a try and this time i believe you won’t regret the service ( because they are foreign workers) but still retain the standard..

      Try it.

  3. Meng says:

    maybe u can try the pan mee in Bandar Puteri Puchong, just beside ah xian dim sum. Their pan mee really not bad.. nice food.. i was visiting when ah xian dim sum is full house. i found their pan mee is really special n nice, always finish their soup somemore..

  4. Malcolm says:

    Try one located at kepong, which is also call chili pan mee. i bet 100% the chili pan mee there serve and taste better than the one at kin kin. Plus i prefer the environment there.

    But really, chili pan mee, is not that tasty but if u are fancy with spicy food, you ought to try it

  5. Kate and Alex says:

    We have eaten in this restaurant and found it to be perfectly nice and one of the highlights in KL.

    It is very crowded in there, because of its popularity which is part of the experience. It is how the locals dine, did you ever think to move when they asked you and then maybe they could have got your food to you sooner???

  6. Jessica says:

    No more eating there after they r famous leh. Service is super bad…I have experience almost same problem as u, but not till tat extend. I have a bowl of non cook well pan mee…Their face always in black black black…look for other pan mee…

  7. jeffrey says:

    if i’m shouted by a shop owner, i’ll make sure that i bang the table, shout back louder, and leave the

  8. Joe Yap says:

    Can try the 媚姨版面at Taman Connaught. Besides curry Pan Mee they also serve Chili Pan Mee. Taste as good as Kin Kin. I’ve been to Kin Kin myself several times. I agree their service sucks… F*** it lar… Somemore not easy to find parking on weekdays lunch time…

  9. Annoyamous says:

    u shoud just left and back home makan maggi. Just waste money there having anger forcefully swollow the pan mee…

    I have experience this bad service b4, So i purposely order it then I just left… Give them a lesson…

  10. Ivan Ng says:

    Visit our HaHaSiu Pan Mee Cafe when u have a chance. We always strive to ensure our customers leave happy… as it reflects on our business name.
    .-= Ivan Ng´s last blog ..GONG XI FA CAI!! =-.

  11. Incredible picture of chili pan mee. I only got to sample the dish from Super Kitchen, and I loved it and had a great experience there. The service was great, the restaurant was calm, and the pan mee with about 4 spoons of chili was tasty!
    .-= Migration Mark´s last blog ..Malaysian Spaghetti: Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee =-.

  12. wahko says:

    I have the similar treatment of bad service over this Kin Kin. Times and times they forgot the order and when u go to the boss n ask him to check the order, he’ll shout at u: “dun u see we r busy? just sit back n yr order will be served when reach yr turn.” Damn! y my turn is so late when ppl came after me have their food serve earlier? i wanna boycott this Kin Kin long long time but my gf… she n her whole family just love to go there. dunno y… the pan mee is just so so only. i had better ma-lat pan mee before. until 2 mths ago when they forgot my order again (this is the 3rd time they forgot my orders), i was so angry that i curse them loud loud when i exit the restaurant. my gf in order to pacify me, agree to not going there anymore. \\(^_^)//

  13. Chris says:

    It’s ok, just go opposite, there’s another same chili pan mee shop open for business. It’s better place to eat. They serve the same chili pan mee, but with air conditioning and very good service. They will scold their staff if the service is slow, they won’t scold customers. In fact I no longer go to Kin Kin but over that side, I think they are called Super Kitchen. They value their customers. Because I like soup, they will refill them when I ask them. Enjoy!

  14. xyan says:

    Yeah…i also like super kitchen.. they’re more friendly..
    the kin kin is very worst.. i have been there once and thats the only once.. i wont go there anymore…

  15. ps says:

    To be fair, I only get scolded by the lady boss before… Most of the time (maybe not at peak hour), the male boss seemed alright… I get scolded because I wanted to move to a bigger table since we had like 4 at that time, and 2 more were on their way… LOL…

    And, yes 媚姨版面’s service is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better…

  16. Annie says:

    I do hv bad experience with the staff attitude. 1st n last . There r 5 of us in a group and insisted us to squeeze in the small table currently occupied by 2 person . u can try the opposite shop – friendlier and cleaner premise

  17. Rachel says:

    Where is the location of this Kin Kin Pan Mee? I wanna spread the word around to my friends so that they will not ever, evevr patronize this shop. We pay them for food , we are customers and we get scolded. What is the world coming to????
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  18. MK says:

    erm which kin kin pan mee did u went to? its totally different to the 1 i went to, the 1 i went to at pandan indah hav very good service and i honestly think the pan mee there is tasty?

  19. Esther says:

    My family used to eat here until recently when I had a bad a experience there, I will not enter the shop anymore. 3 things happen there today: 1. A very fat man who used to cook but now hangs around the shop was seen scolding a lady worker and then also seen slapping her in front of customers. I was with my kids & I felt really angry with such disrespect for human beings. 2. The fat man was playing with his IPhone & he simply calculated and charged extra though I asked him to recalculate. I walked away but still skeptical & true enough my son recalculated, we have been charged an extra bowl (RM5.80). Not a lot money but does he need to do it. 3. There were small roaches running on the wall. Our table was left hand side from entrance. Be careful if you need to eat there.

  20. joel says:

    bro i have such bad experience with kin kin too. you should really tried ‘chilly pan mee’ chain, much efficient service, consistent good taste. they even have a few branch, one of em’ is in subang jaya business centre opposite taipan. highly recommended!

  21. Glenne says:

    Kin kin chili pan mee is my favourite all the time. I’m definitely having it at least once a week. I never had such experience before and never saw a lady boss there. Will try super kitchen one day. Heard that their chili pan mee are nice too.

  22. Nicole says:

    Never understand what’s so great with their pan mee, guess it’s up to individual. Totally agree with you, from the men to the women, they are all damn rude. I hate ungrateful f&b business operators. When new in biz, tempt you with everything sweet and nice, even a discount; when biz picks up, you’ll frequently hear things like : “If you can wait you wait la. If not, go eat other place!”

    I grew up eating Tian Ya Ker in Lrg Haji Taib. Unfortunately for you, they only sell soup ‘Min Fan Kueh’. Handmade noodles rolled flat using glass bottle and stripped with cleaver, plenty of mushrooms, pork meat strips, fried shallots (eggs optional) and choi sam. I usually eat it with lime squeezed in (i requested more limes, 3-4 halfs), i just like the taste like that XD

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  23. Joyce says:

    VK, I do agree wif you abt d attitude of d staff n same goes to d boss as well. Me n frens decided to boycott this shop.

  24. tommilee says:

    KinKin panmee sucks! i tried in their pandan indah branch. we ordered 2 bowls of their panmee and 1 bowl so-called extra order meats which turned out to be just fish cakes and meatballs and 2 iced-herbal tea. This cost us a whooping RM27.50! What the fuck? The panmee was tasteless, the service was bad and the price was overcharged! I told myself that day that i will never eat KINKIN PANMEE ever again even if its free after that day!

  25. Ascend says:

    Was there a few months ago. Had read about this Kin Kin a few years though. Pan mee is so so – nothing extraordinary about the chilli or or the mee texture. The poached eggs were nicely done. Service was ok for us. It was prompt and i did not feel they were any different from a typical chinese hawker. Most lansi hawkers i ever came across are the famous wan tan meen hawkers in PJ state.

  26. Nicholas says:

    They have an outlet here in Pandan Indah. Much better service than the one in KL. But one thing i dislike is the owner. Sour faced. Their workers are the ones who keep the customers coming. Much more friendlier and if you dint knw you might think they were the owners while the sour puss was the worker. Seriously its like they dont want business. IF u wanna bungkus u are only allowed one chilli per packet. if you ask for more the owner will tell u. gv u more for what. Later you go home will throw away. take one enough. In terms of service the workers there are good. they remember orders and will apologise if the mee is taking too long. the owner sucks :D

  27. Cheng says:

    I do admit their service is very bad. My husband and I went to their pandan Indah branch and everytime we ordered the same noodles same drinks. But everytime they charged differently. Asked the boss why like that, then he answered that he calculated correctly and didn’t even bother to talk more to me. We also boycott them forever

  28. Lara says:

    Funny how you’re the only one being treated in such a way

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