Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee – No More Queue, Not Bad A Bowl

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee  - No More Queue, Not Bad A Bowl
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There is NO MORE QUEUE at Kin Kin. Just less than a month ago, the popular Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee from Kuala Lumpur opens at MacPherson, attracting queues which warrant 2 hours or more of waiting time. (Read: Dear Singapore, Why Are We Queuing For Donuts, Fried Chicken & BBQ Buns?)

I walked into the shop, all air-conditioned, with 2-3 tables full and at times 6-7 cooks behind the counter chit-chatting in their yellow polo tees.

Our love for queuing and being the first to try everything, including a modest ban mian, is just so weird. Yes, it was not as if the shop would close anytime soon then.

Btw, those who went to queue, how do you feel now? Just wondering.

Many of the selections were not available, with main choices given the Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee ($5.00) and Fishball, Beansheet and Meatball Soup ($4.00).

The famed ban mian was mixed with minced meat, crispy ikan bilis, fried scallion, meatballs, tossed with their signature special formulated slow-roasted dry chilli flakes, and topped with a poached egg.

The verdict? The slow-roasted dry chilli flakes were indeed its crowning glory, sweet-salty and not spicy at all (at least to me). You could possibly eat it on its own.

Not that the noodles was any bad, the mix with the ingredients especially the runny egg yolk worked well for me. But the noodles on its own were kind of ordinary in terms of its texture and taste.

I thought that the fishball soup was pretty delicious (my eating partner thought otherwise). The handmade balls had a springy yet unexpectedly soft texture, quite unlike the usual, mixed with a sweetish-tasting soup.

Do not come with overly high anticipations and you may find yourself leaving quite satisfied. Would I queue for this? Not really. The maximum I would go is 15 minutes. Maybe this is a case where the hype may have given customers unfulfilled expectations.

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
534 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368220, Tel: +65 6743 1372
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm

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Comments

  1. they did a lot of marketing through some papers/bloggers i think, i have seen some pole interview the lady boss at least twice. I think that cause the big queue. When i went, the lady boss insist shifting us to share table with 2 other person even though the restaurant was not crowded…and in not so friendly manners. The plain soup came first which was luke warm… towards cold liao. The noodles at $5 bucks.. i find it pretty expensive. I would queue, unfriendly lady boss who feels she has many customers everyday thus bit yaya, noodle ok but not like wow bang! Walk into the macpherson estate behind macpherson green condo in construction, the lunch time crowd all waiting for the ban mian dry with their own chilly, $3.50 delicious forgetful but friendly uncle. While waiting, just order the $2 rojak. Much better than this place.

  2. they did a lot of marketing through some papers/bloggers i think, i have seen some pole interview the lady boss at least twice. I think that cause the big queue. When i went, the lady boss insist shifting us to share table with 2 other person even though the restaurant was not crowded…and in not so friendly manners. The plain soup came first which was luke warm… towards cold liao. The noodles at $5 bucks.. i find it pretty expensive. I would queue, unfriendly lady boss who feels she has many customers everyday thus bit yaya, noodle ok but not like wow bang! Walk into the macpherson estate behind macpherson green condo in construction, the lunch time crowd all waiting for the ban mian dry with their own chilly, $3.50 delicious forgetful but friendly uncle. While waiting, just order the $2 rojak. Much better than this place.

  3. they did a lot of marketing through some papers/bloggers i think, i have seen some pole interview the lady boss at least twice. I think that cause the big queue. When i went, the lady boss insist shifting us to share table with 2 other person even though the restaurant was not crowded…and in not so friendly manners. The plain soup came first which was luke warm… towards cold liao. The noodles at $5 bucks.. i find it pretty expensive. I would queue, unfriendly lady boss who feels she has many customers everyday thus bit yaya, noodle ok but not like wow bang! Walk into the macpherson estate behind macpherson green condo in construction, the lunch time crowd all waiting for the ban mian dry with their own chilly, $3.50 delicious forgetful but friendly uncle. While waiting, just order the $2 rojak. Much better than this place.

  4. they did a lot of marketing through some papers/bloggers i think, i have seen some pole interview the lady boss at least twice. I think that cause the big queue. When i went, the lady boss insist shifting us to share table with 2 other person even though the restaurant was not crowded…and in not so friendly manners. The plain soup came first which was luke warm… towards cold liao. The noodles at $5 bucks.. i find it pretty expensive. I would queue, unfriendly lady boss who feels she has many customers everyday thus bit yaya, noodle ok but not like wow leh! Walk into the macpherson estate behind macpherson green condo in construction, the lunch time crowd all waiting for the ban mian dry with their own chilly, $3.50 delicious forgetful but friendly uncle. While waiting, just order the $2 rojak. Much better than this place.

  5. […] Daniel Food Dairy said he will only wait for 10 minutes the most. […]

  6. Went there for takeaway.. no q in front of me but I waited 25mins.. they served the dine in people 1st.. those came after me was eating already n I’m still waiting.. when I asked they say they go by the q..

  7. This is a franchise business .. The taste not comparable to the original stall in KL. .

  8. This is of of the worst makan shop I have experienced.
    Terrible waiting time, even for only two bowl of miserable noodle.
    Meat balls are from those NTUC 2 packets for $2 type.
    Hygience was terrible, chillie containers very dirty. Th e sambal chillie smells and taste BAD.
    And the bowl of soup was nothing but cheap ikan billis based soup.
    And the list goes on.
    What a LOUSY Place.
    Don’t believe you can go and try lor. You will regret your foolishness.
    Good luck to the owner of this dirty makan shop.

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