I never really had a reason to go to Kampung Baru but if I ever did, I told myself that I’d drop by Kin Kin. Kin Kin is one of those low key restaurants that is surprisingly well known, famous. This eatery serves ONE item only – Pan Mee and it is delicious.
I always delayed heading here because I assumed it was far, far away but nope it is near the city center, literally at the back of Quill City Mall. Parking was really easy. The restaurant is located within a row of shops and there are plenty of parking by the road, for free 🙂
Besides being highly rated online (more that 1000 reviews with an average score of 4.1/5), another telling sign that the noodles served here are good is the fact that there are 2 different pan mee shops across one another. When there is competition, they would strive to be the better of the two, right? It basically is two row of shops facing one another and on each side, there is a pan mee restaurant on it – opposite one another. On one side is Kin Kin and on the other is Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee.
I’d say this is a rather unassuming restaurant. From the outside, at the entrance – you would just be able to see the kitchen. Yes, half the front side is where they make and serve the dishes and the other half is made up of 3 tables. If you fancy sitting outdoor, this would suit you. Mid way, there is a door and as soon as you enter, you’d see a scene as displayed by the image above. For lunch, they seem to do really well. It was obvious that Kin Kin isn’t just a local favorite, foreigners too. The were a bunch of folks with their luggage and shopping bags, indulging in some noodles before hopping onto their tourist van and heading to their next destination. Then, there were those who I assume frequently visits Malaysia? They have an air of familiarity and Kin Kin seemed to be a regular spot for them. Nice. The owner, an old gentleman, is friendly. He walks around, takes orders and makes sure everything runs smoothly. He doesn’t interrupt you but if you are open to talking, he is up for some chatting.
Pan Mee, 9.50 ringgit
It was yummy! The noodles here are made in house, it was chewy and had a more springy consistency. The dish came with the usual items – thick noodles, egg, anchovies, mince meat with a side of vegetable. Once you give it a nice mix, it becomes thick and gooey. Some folks like it that way but if it is still a lil too dry for you, just add in a spoonful of that soup and you’re set. Delicious it certainly was. Yum!
If you are in the area, it is worth a visit if you are in the mood to indulge in some pan mee.
Address: 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Everyday. 7 am – 6.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao