534 Macpherson Road, 368220
Asian, Chinese

Daily: 11:00 - 21:00

$7 based on 16 submissions
Lunch (5 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (4 votes), Dinner (3 votes) ...

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.

What others are eating here

Soup Pan Mee
Soup Pan Mee
Ban Mian comes with veg soup
Ban Mian comes with veg soup
The Signature Dry Chilli Ban Mian
The Signature Dry Chilli Ban Mian

Latest Review for Restoran Kin Kin

Overall RatingBased on 16 reviews
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Wanted to try items on the new menu

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 2| Service 1
Total Reviews: 611

After the first visit and another subsequent revisit, I found myself here again at Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee. I also heard that they have a new menu, consisting of more items. Indeed, this time round, they have sea asparagus pan mee, clam pan mee, meatball soup and seafood soup etc. Service here is rather unbearable, so just remind yourself that you are here for the food; and even though they state closing time to be 8.00pm (last order 7.45pm), it may happen that you can step in at 7.35pm and are still being chased out.

I had wanted to try the Clams Pan Mee but it was sold out. So I settled for the Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee (SGD$5.00) to satiate earlier cravings. The springy noodles were satin smooth. After tossing the poached egg, shallots, meat balls and minced meat, simply add in dollops of their homemade chilli paste, and we were all set to go. The noodle was delicious as I'd recalled (by Singapore's standard).

The Beau tried the Signature Pan Mee (SGD$5.00) in soup version, so that we could compare the difference. The broth was delicious, laden with the tiniest hint of sweetness. The noodles were silky strands of bounciness, and he had the same ingredients as me save for the egg. What a pity - we both felt that if there was an egg beaten in, it would have made the noodle more palatable and complete.

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Quite inedible

Food/Drink 1| Value 1| Ambience 1| Service 1
Total Review: 1

I've been to Kin Kin more than 5 times, the first time was a revelation -explosion of flavors. The standard has been slipping, my most recent visit was horrifyingly bad. 

The overall dish was bland and mushy.

The noodles were gluey, rubbery and pretty inedible. They stuck together in clumps of starch, swimming in a pool of what was meant to be gravy, but tasted like dishwater. The Ee mian was not any better, completely overlooked. 

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Dried Pan Mee with awesome Chilli!

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 1| Service 1
Total Reviews: 121

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Good to try if you are nearby and there's not much queue even during lunch hours. Service is fast and the noodle is good. Been there twice and will be heading back there often!

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Tastes just like the one in KL - delicious!

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 2| Service 3
Total Reviews: 611

Having tried the Dried Ban Mian in Restoran Kin Kin in Kuala Lumpur (KL) two years ago, and still remembering how nice it was, I was glad when Kin Kin came to Singapore. However, it took me a while to finally decide to drop by to try it, because when it first opened, the queue could take 2 hours (including waiting time) so I wasn't about to do that for any food at all. Today, I finally managed to pop by!

The Singapore's version ... oh well, there is a more extensive menu, for one. It came in a big bowl with a side bowl of vegetable soup on the side - something which I appreciated, and deemed as rather thoughtful. Of course, the price of one bowl of Ban Mian here cost SGD$5.00 here.

The noodles were served with a little chilli, ikan bilis (anchovies), meat balls, a poached egg and shallot in lieu of spring onion.

I began to toss the noodles with the other ingredients (always get a thrill of poking the egg yolk and watching it flowing luxuriously over my food). Upon taking the first bite, I found it to be rather bland in flavor - there was not much hint of spiciness, nothing like the one I had in KL. I tried a second bite, and came up with the same verdict. Maybe they are trying to tailor the taste to suit locals' tastebud (cannot be too spicy).

Then I spotted the "Pan Mee Chilli" on the tabletop and that made all the difference. I slowly added chilli powder in dollop after dollop - after about 5 full dollops (I love spicy food by the way), the taste was finally adjusted to a close resemblance of the one I had in KL. Now my noodles was spicy and crispy with the anchovies, and I enjoyed it tremendously.

The addition of meatballs was another nice touch. Lastly, the restaurant is air-conditioned so it was comfortable eating here, even during lunch hours.

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