Chances are, if you’ve worked in the CBD before, you’ve seen the snaking lunchtime queues along the Far East Square walkway of Chilli Pan Mee (Batu Road). This noodle shop is one of those unassuming eateries in the CBD, slightly grotty and with scanty service, but the food is well-worth the long queues. They’ve made a name for themselves in Kuala Lumpur, and this outpost has been declared by many to be one of the more authentic renditions of Malaysian pan mee.
TRY What else to get but the chilli pan mee ($7.80) – it’s this Malaysian franchise’s signature dish. It’s topped with minced meat, ikan billis, lard, and a runny poached egg. Give it all a mix to properly coat each strand of noodle. Note of warning: the chilli is spicy, and just a small dollop will already set your tongue on fire.