Since the legendary Kin Kin Pan Mee from KL opened in Singapore in March this year, the queues have not abated. We went there to check out what was so special about this dried ban mian variation, and to see just how shiok it was.
Multimedia journalist Olivia Chang gives three reasons why you should make a visit:
1) It is from KL;
2) It is dry; and
3) It has chilli flakes to add inside.
Ban mian is commonly a soup-based dish with thick flat noodles and minced meat that is topped with an egg. The dish that Kin Kin Pan Mee offers is a dry version. Multimedia journalist Low Yi Qian calls it "deconstructed" ban mian. The meat ball, minced meat, fried onions, ikan bilis, egg and chilli are placed separately in the bowl instead of being mixed together.
One of the highlights is the chilli which comes from Malaysia every week. Olivia says it is piquant and gives the dish an intense kick.
Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee: Quite "shiok" (1/3)
Fish ball and Bean Sheet with Meatball Soup: Really "shiok" (2/3)
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
534 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368220
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