Thai noodle places in Singapore DO NOT escape my eyes. 55555. Kin Cow has opened at Chinatown Point Level 2.
This is for fans who love traditional kuay teow neua or Thai Beef Noodles, together with premium, imported beef from Australia and the US. (Related: 7 Best Thai Boat Noodles In Singapore)
“‘Kin Khao’”, means “eat rice” in Thai, also a commonly used Thai expression to imply “to eat”. “Kin Cow” is a clever play of the words, to “eat cow”.
Accordingly, this is an ‘off-spring’ of Sud Yod Kuay Teow Reua with 6 outlets in Thailand. So instead of a shanty roadside shop, you get to eat your Thai Beef Noodles in air-conditioned comfort.
It is said to use a recipe which has been passed down through many generations.
Here’s how Kin Cow work. The bowls are priced according to the cuts you choose: Brisket ($10.90), Short Rib ($12.90), Sirloin ($14.90), Ribeye ($17.90), Wagyu ($22.90) and an additional Beef Ball Bowls ($10.90).
All the bowls come with additional of beef balls, and a choice of rice or noodles, soup or dry style.
The carbs include Thai Thin Rice Noodles (Kway Teow Sen Lek), Glass Noodles (Woon Sen), Mee Rice Noodles (Sen Mee), Chinese Egg Noodles (Mee Kia) and Thai Jasmine Rice.
I had the Sirloin Bowl ($14.90) and generally liked the robustness of the soup base, without being too oily. A light touch of ‘herb-iness, clean and flavoursome.
Even though pig’s blood is not allowed in Singapore, the shop managed to bring out 80% of that taste. Beef Balls, almost on point.
However, the egg noodles used didn’t feel ‘right’ – not the typical Thai style, and could have been cooked more springy.
The beef was thinly sliced. Pros and cons. If cooked right, you would appreciate the tenderness without the beefiness being too heavy on the palate.
However, without the right experience, beef could easily be over-cooked.
I noted that my slices stuck to a clump. Pull a slice up, and the rest would follow. The neighbouring table experienced the same.
All in all, great soup base. I would definitely return again. And I reckon they could get the crowd coming in if they could improve on the finer details.
Chinatown Point #02-34 Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm Last Order 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Last Order 9:00pm (Tues – Fri), 11:30am – 10:00pm Last Order 9:00pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.