Thursday, April 26, 2007

Restoran Kin Kin, Pan Mee (Non-Halal)

As the excitement builds for the food bloggers' gathering this Friday, some of us are already planning for a weekend food crawl specially for Jason of Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong who will be joining us for the gathering.

Using his wishlist as a guide, we have narrowed it down to two places for now, Kin Kin for Pan Mee and Nam Chuan for Sarawak Laksa. As we're rounding up the food crawl gang, I told Jason that I will post on Kin Kin's Pan Mee (board noodles, I cheekily call them wood noodles at times) to get the crowd excited and for Jason to salivate a bit before he devours them (those are his exact words!)
It's usually crowded but I normally drop by this place (40 Ground Floor, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman - at the back of the Honda showroom at the Chow Kit area) around 10 plus in the morning so as to not have to wait for my Pan Mee. It's open on weekdays 7:30am-9pm, weekends 7:30am-4:30pm and closes last Sunday of each month.
What makes us come back to this place time after time? This "fiery" tub of dry chilli (with bits of dried prawns) on every table are what arsonist's dreams are made off! LOL....The fact that we set fire to our tongues and mouths each time we eat this must surely qualify us as some sort of masochist in a way. Ha ha ha....If one overdoes it, you can feel a burning sensation in your stomach a few moments later and one's down under may suffer the aftermath too ;o). Beginners, please approach with caution!
Mixed the dry chillies according to your tolerance level well with the noodles. By the way, the flour noodles are flatten into a standard size rectangle piece and put through a machine which cuts the flour into strands of noodles enough for a bowl. There's no Big or Small here, just one standard size. It comes with a poached egg; its runny egg yolk (along with minced meat, anchovies, fried shallots and bits of crispy lard) adds on the the yummy taste as it moisten the noodles and ensures that each strand is chilli coated! I have even seen some add chilli padi on top of this! Those people must be really hot stuff....
It comes with a bowl of soup on the side, bits of egg white (from the poached eggs), a few slices of pork and potato leaves. This gives you a bit of reprieve from the fiery assault. Ha ha ha...
There is another competitor located opposite serving the same type of Chilli Pan mee; it's signboard even uses the same colour combination as Kin Kin too. I had read and heard that one doesn't get good service from Kin Kin and the owners/workers are not friendly. Well, I think the competitor has done something good to Kin Kin as I found the owners and workers friendlier now. Look, even Uncle posed for me to take a photo of him! At RM4.60 a bowl (not a big bowl too), it's special enough for the customers to keep coming back for more (to some, for more suffering, hee hee..).

If one is looking for something a lot less spicy, try Tian Ya Ker Mee Cendawan (Mushroom Pan Mee) located nearby. You can read Boo_licious's review on Kin Kin here. So now, who wants to go for the food crawl???

Know the difference between a masochist and a sadist? A masochist says, "Please, please hurt me," and a sadist replies, "No". - Anonymous

22 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Oooh POISON!!!! Sweet potent poison!!! I can't wait to eat it. Looking forward to the weekend already!

Precious Pea said...

I will sure regret for life if i don't tag along this weekend! Err...one request wmw, can you drive this weekend? Me not familiar with KL roads.

Kenny Mah said...

Weekend crawl Sat/Sun? My Sat's already packed with events unfortunately, but Sunday sounds promising... ;)

Kok said...

wmw,
My cousin did write a post about Pan Mee in KL but then I don't know if it's the same as the restaurant you mentioned.

Come over to my blog for Big Bowl Noodle! :P

wmw said...

l...lemongrass : Woo hoo! Me too!

precious pea : Can, no problem!

kenny mah : Eh, sorry, nothing plan for Sunday woh. Lemongrass, got ah?

kok : Visited your blog for Big Bowl noodle ;o)

jason said...

Aww.. that's so sweet of you~~ *hugs WMW* Yeah, can't wait to devours them. Ho ho ho...

msiagirl said...

Urgh too hungry to bear reading this! Any food crawl last weekend in May??? Maggie Mee not the same-lah. :(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Sunday? No plans wor. Sorry la, my Sunday's packed with personal activities. WMW, mebe u can introduce ur favourite nasi lemak place in SS2 to Kenny? It'll be like a teaser first lor.

wmw said...

Jason : You're most welcome! See you soon..

Msiagirl : Us floggers will always have to eat...who knows..Come what the month of May!

l..lemongrass : Nasi Lemak stall not open on Sundays lah!

Lee Ping said...

Dear WMW,
Reading your blog before dinner is bad for me. I just wish my husband can come home soon so that I can start dinner. My mouth is watering as I write this with the image of the dried shrimp chili sambal.

p/s I briefly browsed thru the comments you received, I thought perhaps I married too young. Have fun makan this weekend. Will be back to see what you guys ate.

boo_licious said...

Awww, I'm so sad for missing that. still remember the perfect poached egg with the spicy chilies. Yum! Enjoy yourselves on Sat.

team BSG said...

Haha looks like all you ladies ( and some men too V guess )
R having a Foodslide of late !

Such a pity team bsg is temporarily ( V hope ) misplaced

MeiyeN said...

true enough.. da owners used to be so lcly!

wmw said...

Lee Ping : Hey there, so looks like you should come and visit only after you have your dinner. hee hee....

What comments did you read to make you think you married too young? Well, everything has its own merits and demerits ;o). Anyway, see you here after your dinner next time, ok?

boo : It's okay, we'll eat another bowl on behalf of you! :o) Make sure you go eat a bowl when you can later.

team bsg : Ya lah, what happened to you all ah?

meiyen : Well, they are better behaved nowadays. Go there and again and see...

fatboybakes said...

hmm, i coulda sworn i left a comment. didnt get thru the censorship board ah?

i always thought pan mee was eaten by ladies only, for some strange reason.

wonda said...

I came for my tea time but this is too much for me. No need to eat dinner already!

tekko said...

i'm definitely a beginner in dried chili... tomorrow will head up to Penang. enjoy your weekends!

Paprika said...

Haro! Thanks for dropping by and it was nice meeting you too! That chilli looks very dangerous!

Someone who is constantly craving said...

eh..just had it a couple of hrs ago..my gf was drooling over it..now my stomache burning like fire..nvr thought i would come here on a weekend..bcoz its onli 3 mins walk away from my office..

oh yeah..for those who dont normally drop by my blog but was there for the floggers meeting @ sandias yesterday..drop by mine..n leave a comment..i m still having trouble identifying who is who la..

eh foodcrawl after 8 may...remember..i shall train my stomach for watever comes my way!

wmw said...

fbb: Nolah, I didn't censor, you wrote that in your reply to the email for the food crawl. Think you got mixed up leh...I think the this Chilli Pan Mee appeals to men too. Pretty macho to "set fire" to themselves you know! Ha ha ha...

wonda : You mean my blog ruin your appetite? I hope you meant it in a good way....;o)

tekko : Wah....Penang! Thinking about the food that one can eat there, lucky you!

paprika : The chilli IS dangerous...but us food bloggers thrive on such dangers! Ha ha ha...

swicc : You left your photo behind lah, I'm keeping it for you. Hey, what time were you there? The four of us were there at about 1 plus...

wonda said...

No lah, I meant I ate too much for tea time at your blog that I couldn't eat dinner. Sorry for the salah faham ya!

Jiant said...

I'm sure the food is definitely delicious, from the pictures I've just loved it!