Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tian Ya Ker Mushroom Noodle, Lorong Haji Taib 5

On a late Sunday morning about a month ago, I finally convinced Phitoy to go sweat it out at a famous pan-mien (flat-like-board) noodle shop around the notorious Chow Kit area. Yes, Kin Kin Restaurant. Freshly bathed, thinly attired we went on high spirits. After making 3 frustrating loops around the backlanes, we admitted defeat. We cannot find the shop! =(

Then I remember this stall. Had it many years back and was recently reminded by wmw's post . Phew. A close call as both tummies were on the verge of cramping.

Parking was challenging yet we managed to legally park right in front of it (in the designated parking box). There are plenty of cars double parked along the roads. If you have to do the same, please sit at a table with a good view of your car and pay attention to the shouts of the stall keepers around there. Let's avoid unfortunate incidents whereby the car which yours is blocking wishes to vacate or worse still, when the authorities do their rounds and start issuing summons. Otherwise the meal will be so much more expensive!

The crowd was thick but the staff was attentive so we got a table and promptly ordered.Phitoy wanted the dry version for easy consumption as he was already breaking into sweat. But they only serve the noodles in soup. Note: must put towels in handbag/car.

Our order was 2 bowls of piping hot Mushroom Noodles and 1 glass of Chinese Herbal drink (I had earlier bought a bottle of mineral water). Enjoyed the wicked chilli sauce immensely. (I need a towel too).
Cost:- RM8.70

Location: Behind Eon Bank. Turn right into the one way road after the Eon Bank building. Go straight and you will find this stall (under all those colourful umbrellas) at the corner just before this road bends to the right again.

25 comments:

team BSG said...

looks like many famous bloggers have eaten here , must be special !
If v come here soon and like it we shall scream TT ( very loud )!
If not v shall stick back to BKT

Tummythoz said...

team bsg, if no like no scream?

pinkelle said...

Eh this looks like a different Kin Kin from the one I know!

wmw said...

Mmm...Kin Kin is through the lane next to it...out to the main road, keep left, see Honda, turn left and turn left! Thanks for linking me!

Precious Pea said...

Only mushroom and noodle??? It's not pan mee then?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg kin kin you dont know!!? and you work not far away miss..kin kin is at the back of the honda show room..

i think i know where this might be..but way too far to walk..and i have to be like a stupid fool carrying a towel wearing a tie and shrit..nah no thanks

Tummythoz said...

pinkelle & precious pea, similar but different. =)
Similar soup taste but no crunchy anchovies, no minced meat. Just plenty of fragrant fried shallots & flavourful silky mushrooms.

wmw, u r very welcomed for d 'lil linkage. Frankly it was more for me to harp on your gorgeous pix.

joe, *shy*
Hey, if can do kin kin chilli, this is peanuts. We sweated due to the weather. By d time we finished, the sun was in full force.

tankiasu said...

This is my parent's absolute favourite. Been following them to eat there since decades ago. :-P

Tummythoz said...

tankiasu, how's d rojak & popiah (or was it grilled beancurd)? The lady who took our order kept promoting these.

MeiyeN said...

mushroom noodles? sounds new to me!!!!! wanna try, wanna try but i how to go? i don't even know where's eon bank :(

sunshine said...

To get to Kin Kin, go to Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman or Jln TAR as we call it(used to be called Batu Road in the olden days), pass the Chow Kit mkt on yr left and drive towards the Jln Sultan Ismail intersection, pass Pizza Hut, a couple of nasi kandar stores, then turn left at the corner of the Honda Showroom and then take the next left turn again and find parking along that road.It is basically a parallel lorong to Jln TAR.

Kin Kin is a white intermediate shop on the left side of that lorong.

I hopped over from FBB's blog. Hope it is helpful, i work in the Eon Bank building.

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, sunshine just shone us d way!

sunshine, welcome. Can't help but go 'u r my sunshine, my only sunshine, u make me hapi when skies r grey ..' everybody now!

boo_licious said...

I love these noodles - great reminder to me to go try it again and blog abt it.

Jackson said...

wow....... love the quantity of mushroom in it! I remembered when i was a kids, my parents use to bring me to a pan mee with lots of mushroom every weekends near Chow Kit area... and the picture refresh my memory... i wonder is it the stall that i visited before when i was a kid??

Tummythoz said...

boo_licious, discover more gems & post, k.

jackson, y not bring them soon to confirm?

sunshine said...

Kin Kin used to be under a big shady tree in what is now a parking lot next to the Honda showroom before they moved to the shop lot and increased their prices a few yrs back! We used to call it the "under the tree pan meen".

U r cute! haha

Sze said...

my absolute favourite hawker meal. ok tied with curry laksa. must remember to go and check it out the next time i'm back!

xiu long bao said...

har? the pan mee so darn good one ah? But i hate warm eating places.

Tummythoz said...

sunshine, u don't have a blog?

sze, & that would be ...

xiu long bao, sometimes just have to 'suffer' a bit for good food.

sc said...

never tried this before. looks good though coz i'm a big fan of mushrooms :)

Honey Star said...

Tat is alot of Mushroom. So its not exactly pan mee?

Big Boys Oven said...

Isn't that pan mee with mushroom topping? I was there once but only for a drink as I was already full. The place is a bit not too clean tho.

Tummythoz said...

sc, then this should bowl you over.

honey star, they do use pan mee noodles with a twist to the condiments.

big boys oven, err street food-ma. And just a walking distance from the wet market. As long as not too glaring or kind of staring in your face disregard for hygiene, I'm ok. That day both of us did not have tummy probs. Maybe thanks to tummies being trained & toughened since babyhood?

sunshine said...

Not at the moment la. Juz an avid reader of all you bloggers /floggers writings. So much fun!

The office computers full of restrictions, unable to set up a blog. And have wanting to get a laptop for the longest time....

Tummythoz said...

sunshine, hope to read you soon!

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