Food For Thought 222 – Restoran Kin Kin @ Kampung Baru

Someone from the UK who was first time in Asia asked me this question,”What is your favourite food in KL?” I didn’t spend much time thinking about it cause I knew my answer straight away. It is the Chili Pan Mee from Restoran Kin Kin.
The dish is simple. A bowl of dried thick round noodles topped with fried anchovies, chopped scallion, minced pork, and a perfect poached egg, with a tub of roasted chili on the table to be added to your bowl of noodle according to your taste. This place does a simple dish so good that it has been around for so many years and with few other outlets opened around KL and Klang Valley. I always like the original shop at Kampung Baru/Chow Kit. It’s not the nicest looking restaurant around but the food is so good that people just keep coming.

The original shop
The original shop
The roasted chili is so good that people is actually stealing it!
My order has always been the same since I started eating at this restaurant 11 years ago, 1 bowl of dried Chili Pan Mee and 1 bowl of mixed pork and fish balls with beancurb skins. Then, I’ll add 5-6 spoonful of the roasted chili to my bowl of noodle and mix it all up nicely. The poached egg yolk and the roasted chili will blend with the noodle so well, that every mouthful is just heavenly. 
Post GST the price of the noodle had increased to RM7.50 from RM7.00. I still remember when i first started eating it was only RM4.00. How inflation had changed the price of a bowl of noodle over the past 11 years but I’m glad that the restaurant is still around. They have a stall at Publika’s Eat Village but I don’t like to go there because they don’t allow the customer to add the roasted chili themselves. Let’s face it, for a chili addict like myself, 1 spoonful of the roasted chili is never going to be enough for me! Hence, this original restaurant at this old bit part of KL is still my favourite place to get my chili fix… 

Address: 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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