Best chilli pan mee stalls in Singapore
Ban mian stalls have become dime a dozen in Singapore these days. Comprising handmade noodles, a piping hot pork broth, minced meat, and veggies, ban mian and its variations have become a mealtime staple in Singapore when dining out at hawker centres. Its sibling, chilli pan mee, or chilli ban mian, hails from Kuala Lumpur’s Restaurant Kin Kin, and has finally become almost as readily available as the OG ban mian across Singapore’s food courts.
We love chilli pan mee because it hits the spot on all fronts. The dry noodle dish comes with a moreish, spicy sauce, prepared with chilli flakes, dark and sweet soya sauce, as well as other goodies that all come together to give it that umami oomph. Chilli pan mee typically comes topped with all the fixings you find in regular ban mian—think minced meat, a runny egg, veggies, ikan bilis, and meatballs.
Here are the best chilli pan mee stalls in Singapore to satisfy your cravings.
1. Ng Kuan Chilli Pan Mee
For a ban mian stall that opens till late, pay a visit to Ng Kuan Chilli Pan Mee. Its Bencoolen Street outlet, for example, opens till 5am—a great option for supper or a very early breakfast. You start off your meal by choosing from four different noodles: you mian, ban mian, mee hoon kueh, or mee sua. Opt for the dry version of their Signature Ban Mian ($5.50) which comes with all the usual toppings, and a heaping dollop of their hae bee hiam chilli paste. If you want to level up your order, get their popular Chicken Cutlet Ban Mian ($7.50) instead, which comes with a whole fried cutlet.
Read our Ng Kuan Chilli Pan Mee review.
Website | Full list of outlets
Ng Kuan Chilli Pan Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Chilli Pan Mee (Batu Road)
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Chilli Pan Mee (Batu Road) is one of the stalls offering truly legit KL-style chilli pan mee. The eatery has its roots in the popular Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee, and offers the same beloved recipe. Expect long queues for their delicious Dry Chilli Pan Mee ($8.50+), packed with ikan billis, fried shallots, braised minced pork, and puffs of lard. The noodles here are thicker than usual, but they’re super QQ and offer all the more real estate for the delicious spicy sauce to cling to.
Read our Chilli Pan Mee review.
Address: 22 China Street, Singapore 049564
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 7:30pm
Tel: 6787 7889
Chilli Pan Mee (Batu Road) is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee
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KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee has several outlets islandwide and sells legit chilli ban mee packed with ingredients. Their delicious sauce is made from a secret recipe. Mixed with the generous serving of fried dried chilli flakes each portion comes with, you really get a chilli pan mee that’s full of flavour. Their Signature option is priced at $5.90, but if you’re willing to splurge, you can get their Signature Abalone Combo Chilli Ban Mee ($14.90) or their Crayfish Chilli Pan Mee ($12.90).
Website | Full list of outlets
KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Madam Leong Traditional Ban Mian
At Madam Leong Traditional Ban Mian, you can get your hands on delicious, MSG-free, freshly made Dry Chilli Ban Mian. Priced from $5, each serving comes with noodles made on-site and to order, all dressed in their spicy, full-bodied sauce. Each serving also, interestingly, comes with a fried egg, handmade meatballs, and fried wonton skin. If the $5 portion is too small for you, they also have a $6 and $7 option.
Read our Madam Leong review.
Address: 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-109, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 2pm
Madam Leong is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian
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An Eatbook.sg team mealtime staple is Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian in Geylang Bahru Food Centre. There’s always a long queue at lunch, and for good reason. They’ve many different variations of chilli pan mee here, from their Signature Chilli Ban Mian ($5) to their dry Mee Hoon Kueh ($5). The latter comes with hand-torn sheets of noodles, lots of braised minced meat, and bai cai on the side.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-58, Singapore 330069
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 11am to 9:30pm
Hui Wei is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. The Noodle Memories
The Noodle Memories is run by two young KL-born hawkers. Located at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, they’re best known for their Specialty Dry Chili Noodle ($5), which comes served with a perfectly poached eg, fried garlic, black fungus, and the unique addition of fried beancurd skin. You get to tailor your spice levels here, so this is a great pick for those who prefer milder chilli pan mee.
Read our The Noodle Memories review.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-27, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 3:30pm
The Noodle Memories is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Prince Noodles
When one of our team members went to visit Prince Noodles, they claimed that the chilli pan mee here rivalled that of Restaurant Kin Kin in Kuala Lumpur. Bold claim, but this humble joint backs it up with their super flavourful Dry Ban Mian, priced from $5.50. Pick between you mian, ban mian, and mee hoon kueh, and enjoy that with their ultra-savoury sauce. Instead of the usual dried chilli most pan mee stalls use, Prince Noodles’ version offers diners a garlicky chilli sauce that you can add to suit your spice tolerance. The minced meat here is also chunkier than usual, adding to each spoonful’s texture.
Read our Prince Noodles review.
Address: 380 Jalan Besar, #01-10, ARC 380, Singapore 209000
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 11pm
Prince Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Grandma Ban Mee
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Grandma Ban Mee stands out from the crowd in Amoy Street Food Centre thanks to its modern red-and-white sign. There’s typically a queue at peak hours, and for good reason: the stall sells delicious Chilli Pan Mee With Egg for $6.50, and each portion comes with a perfectly poached egg. You get to pick between ban mian and mee hoon kueh for your noodles here. Whatever you choose, it’ll be cooked till QQ and tossed in a piquant hae bee chilli. Each serving also comes with braised meat and ikan billis. What’s more, they sell instant versions of their chilli ban mee, so you can buy packs to DIY at home!
Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-07, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 2:30pm
Grandma Ban Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat chilli pan mee in Singapore
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