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Restoran Kin Kin

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Restoran Kin Kin serves the famous Chilli Pan Mee which was originally wrecking havoc in Malaysia's F&B scene. Now open here in Macpherson Road in Singapore, Restoran Kin Kin strives to give everyone the authentic taste of how Pan Mee is being love by Malaysians.

Daily: 11:00 - 21:00

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Not worth queueing for

For full review and photos, please visit shirlynnyang.blogspot.com

With much anticipation, Kin Kin Pan Mee opened a few months back in Singapore. For those who don't know, Kin Kin Pan Mee originated from KL and is famous for it's dry pan mee. I went on a Saturday when it first opened and there was no queue - the shop was almost empty! But soon after my visit, I heard that people have to queue for hours to have a bowl of their pan mee.
To be honest, I felt that the pan mee was very ordinary. It tastes good when everything is mixed together, but I definitely would not queue hours for it. I don't even think I would queue anything more than 15 minutes for it. The dry pan mee was served with crunchy ikan bilis, minced meat and fried shallots, together with a soft boiled egg and meat balls. The chili is provided on every table so feel free to add them on your own. The chili is fragrant but not spicy. As I'm a fan of spicy food, I wished the chili had more kick. The noodles were just normal. I liked the soup though. It looks very plain but is actually quite tasty. The fishball that came with it was quite different too. It tasted more like sotong ball.  

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18 Sep 2014 • 55 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth queueing for

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For full review and photos, please visit shirlynnyang.blogspot.com

With much anticipation, Kin Kin Pan Mee opened a few months back in Singapore. For those who don't know, Kin Kin Pan Mee originated from KL and is famous for it's dry pan mee. I went on a Saturday when it first opened and there was no queue - the shop was almost empty! But soon after my visit, I heard that people have to queue for hours to have a bowl of their pan mee.
To be honest, I felt that the pan mee was very ordinary. It tastes good when everything is mixed together, but I definitely would not queue hours for it. I don't even think I would queue anything more than 15 minutes for it. The dry pan mee was served with crunchy ikan bilis, minced meat and fried shallots, together with a soft boiled egg and meat balls. The chili is provided on every table so feel free to add them on your own. The chili is fragrant but not spicy. As I'm a fan of spicy food, I wished the chili had more kick. The noodles were just normal. I liked the soup though. It looks very plain but is actually quite tasty. The fishball that came with it was quite different too. It tasted more like sotong ball.  
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10 Aug 2014 • 55 reviews • 0 follower

Not Impressive Enough to Warrant a Queue

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The vote might have been not recommended but what i truthfully wanted to express was that it is still worth a visit for those who have never tried dry ban mian! 

Overall, the taste was pretty acceptable. However, i would still go with my traditional soupy version. 

For full review, click http://cavinteo.blogspot.sg/2014/07/kin-kin-pan-mee-food-legend-in-kuala.html
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29 Jul 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Love it!! Must try!!!

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More photos and details here: http://blog.myfatpocket.com/eijgniy/2014/07/14/kin-kin-chilli-pan-mee-singapore/

Super yummy!! Never tried dry bian mian cooked in this way before.. If you like salty food, this is a must try! Only $5 for the basic dry ban mian..

The downside is the location, and that they will force you to share table during peak hours (well, it is not a restaurant in the first place).
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21 Jul 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Pan Mee (not Ban Mian)

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Originating from KL, Kin Kin Restoran's famous Pan Mee has now made its way across the border onto our shores. The initial hype has now died down which makes it a good time to visit.

Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee ($5)
Served dry (almost al dante), this bowl of pan mee packs a punch when mixed with its potent chilli paste and soft boiled egg. The minced meat tastes very much like those you get in Nonya Dumplings. Certainly a refreshing alternative to the other ban mian versions you can get locally.

Handmade Fishball Soup ($3.50)
The fishballs were huge and you could almost taste the fish meat with each bite. You could simply tell that they were handmade from the texture alone. The soup is merely secondary to the fishballs in this dish.

Verdict:
Worth a visit if you have not tried Kin Kin before. Not overly expensive comparatively to the other Malaysian noodle houses here (Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee, Pontian Wanton Noodles)
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11 Jul 2014 • 32 reviews • 0 follower

Quite OK, provided no queue

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For menu, more photos and full review, click here 

After the craze is over, i went Kin Kin on a weekday at about 5.30pm then the restaurant is almost vacant. No queue is required so i got that going for me.

A bowl of dry noodle cost S$5 and comes with a generous serving of braised minced meat and fried anchovies, meat balls and a soft-boil egg (it cost S$2.80 in KL. Come on!)

The handmade noodle is not the soft and soggy kind. It’s a little firmer which makes it enjoyable to chew on. Kin Kin also added Pork Lard as part of the recipe, which works out pretty well.

As for their signature chilli, it’s surprising salty, as I was expecting it to be sweeter. If you taste it carefully, it taste like grinded chilli (with seed) pan fried in salt and some kind of chicken seasoning powder. This chilli therefore enhances the noodle like how a seasoning pack enhances the shaker fries.

The overall taste isn’t exactly mind blowing but is more of like “kind of nice”. Every mouthful comes in a blend of egg yolk, crispy anchovies, sweet minced pork, pork lardy chewy noodles and strong spicy kick from the chilli.
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