Thursday, 3 July 2014

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee

Definitely most would have heard of the Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee, and the long queue that lasted 1-2 hours when it first landed in Singapore from Kuala Lumpur (KL). I'm a pro-hater for long queues, and so here I am, gotten my seat in less than 5 minutes, since the rave is almost over.

Located somewhere further down after Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant, on the left side of the road. Parking along the road is almost impossible, unless you are there before the sun sets. Else a 5-10 minutes walk from the HDB carpark works fine too.

Most diners are sharing tables, so that Kin Kin can accommodate more diners at a time. It seems rather busy, in addition that it's a weekend dinner. But service is rather prompt and so is the food served.

Heard that the menu used to have more items than now, perhaps to make their service more effective and easier for chefs to prepare and narrow down the waiting time.

Which would you order?

I was strongly recommended to try their Homemade Fishball Soup ($4.00). Quantity of 5 big and soft fishballs, which seems to be indeed homemade, but lacking of firmness and springy texture.

Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee ($5.00) - Dry. Comes with a bunch of anchovies, 3 meatballs and a soft-boiled egg.

If you find it too plain, you may opt for Sea Asparagus Pan Mee ($8.00) - Dry. Everything is the same, but with addition of sea asparagus for another $3.00.

To enjoy this, you really have to add in their dry chilli flakes. Without this, you are well-off eating at coffeeshops, eating fishball noodle at a cheaper price and immediate seats almost guaranteed.

Strangely, it isn't as spicy as it look from the container. If you a have high tolerance for spice, you might want to consider pouring the whole content in! *just joking*

This is how it should roughly look like after mixing up. I love the thickness and the "gluey" feeling of the noodles, but not having the springy feeling is still a flaw to me.

Overall, it is ok to dine here once, but definitely not worth to queue and wait long hours for it. I would rather head to the nearest coffeshop and order a bowl of fishball noodle. To me, lack of springy texture in the fishball and the noodle are big mistakes.

Perhaps the rave from KL is definitely worth the hype, but after traveling all the way to Singapore, it might not be the same anymore.

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee

534 MacPherson Road
Singapore 368220

Tel: (65) 6743 1372

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 1100 - 2000 hours

*Last order at 1945 hours

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