Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee from KL: 534 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368220

I decided to check out the legendary Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee from KL today because of all the furor on social media about it. It almost seems like a competitive sport among Singaporeans these days to eat at the newest hot spot, and Kin Kin was just two weeks old.

Thinking that it'll take 2 hours maximum including journey time since it is near our office, we left at 1245pm. 20 mins of cab ride later due to a traffic jam, we arrived at the shophouse restaurant, amidst other restaurants in a very nondescript area.

We queued for 45 minutes, and reached the end of the queue. We were then told that its another ONE HOUR to wait for the food. Some people dropped out upon hearing that. We decided that they were just managing our expectations, and it will come sooner. After all we have already sunk in an hour to get here. So in we went! It was a strangely quiet interior because everyone had ran out of energy to talk, and all we could do is to wait and stare at each other or tell people on social media that the food was yet to be tasted.

We waited... and waited... and waited. After 1 hour, still no sign of food. By then it was 2.48pm.

Then finally we got it, after another 20 minutes. We had waited from 1pm to 3.20pm for a bowl of noodles.

Well, was it any good at least?

YES, but I won't queue for it, ever again. Not even 15 minutes! And I don't recommend for anyone to do so either. The secret to the noodles is in the chili. You can just buy this and add it to your dry noodles, and it will be the same. Everything else in it is very generic and nothing mind-blowing.

And so, this concludes the story of how I spent almost 3 hours to eat a bowl of noodles.

To quote someone:
"It is just like having bad sex. Two hours of non-happening foreplay, and then 5 minutes and it's over."

Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee
534 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368220
Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm, last order 8.45pm
(but i heard they ran out at 5+pm on the first day)
1 comment
  1. lol thanks for the warning, queuing 2.5 hrs for ANYTHING already seems like a bad idea