Chili Pan Mee vs The Impending Wednesday Blues?June 28, 2011 | 6,244 views
Bouncy, ‘QQ’ strands of flour noodles coated with a golden hue from the broken runny egg yolk, gluing together the noodles with the liberally (haphazardly?) sprinkled fiery red chili flakes and chopped scallions/spring onions. Then brace yourself for the irresistible crunch of crispy anchovies; a well-thought contrast to the toothsome noodles.
Yeah yeah, been there, done that I know. But please let me get away with murder this time, for the last two days in Prince Hotel had rendered my mind shut off from reality. Distorted somewhat and numbed to the maddening KL traffic especially during the rush hours. Now I can empathize with fellow warriors travelling more than 30km to work in the morning.
Motormouth salutes you. And this post goes out to all the brave, courageous, patient and heroic souls keeping their minds sane and barricaded from the insanity 5 (or 6) days a week.
Something fiery to kick off the week perhaps? (For me, at least ….)
Had you ordered a bowl of Chili Pan Mee (‘pan mee’ in this case refers to the flat flour noodles; but at Super Kitchen they come in strands like the usual yellow noodles) but scratches your head in bewilderment wondering ‘Where in the f**kin’ world the chili has gone to?!’ Don’t throw tantrums yet. You’re supposed to customize your own bowl of noodles with your preferred/tolerable degree of heat.
Something like this. I was merely testing the waters lah … (don’t brand me a wimp just yet!) Hehe, but after a few more scoops, I was already breathing fire. Aiya, all depends on your tolerance level. Don’t go overboard and kill your tastebud. You might as well don’t order any noodles and scoop those chili flakes/paste into your mouth? But the fun in slurping up noodles coated with a healthy shade of RED coupled with a Fear Factor-like ego test are what making this Chili Pan Mee experience unique.
Still too fair/bland right? My dining companion’s a half-wimp. Haha …. maybe just not the day. But 3 spoonfuls would do for me. Usually. Unless on days when I feel the sickening urge to torment myself. And again on the very morning after, if you get my drift.
Every bowl of noodle comes with a side bowl of soup; suitably concentrated stock boiled from anchovies and whatnots, and let’s not neglect the delectably sweet ‘sayur manis’ with drops of egg whites. Scrumptiously done; and a perfect foil to the otherwise one-sided spicy assault.
This was supposed to be a Wordless post. Yeah …. guess the natural instinct took over unexpectedly, and I am almost to the 500 words mark here. Amazing. Sometimes my sheer talent (ahem) in rambling surprises myself. 🙂
Have a Happy Week ahead (or whatever’s left of it) Gluttons!
SUPER KITCHEN CHILI PAN MEE
**And their many locations around Klang Valley – Locations
*The photos for this post were taken at their outlet in Chow Yang, SS2. Same row as Kayu Nasi Kandar, Ang Kee Restaurant, Taiping Ho Chiak Nyonya Restaurant, etc.
*RM5.50 per bowl. We also had a serving of pork balls, fu chuk (beancurd sheets) and sayur manis in soup, but was forgettable.