Located in Tan Quee Lan Street right outside Bugis MRT, this Thai Noodle House is one of the more popular Thai restaurants in Singapore. And there’s a couple of reasons why that’s so. First of all, the staff and chefs are all Thai who have experience in making authentic Thai street food. Second of all, they are known for serving popular street food from all parts of Thailand! Their popular dishes include their BaaMee Haeng Cha Kang Rao (Cha Kang Rao Noodle Dry) and Khaw Tom Haeng (Mixed Pork Rice), even Kai Tun (Thai Steamed Egg) because of how authentic and flavourful they are! However, we have decided to review on a variety of their other dishes that are seemingly underrated at this place! What I like about this place is that, instead of tweaking the dishes to suit Singaporeans’ taste buds, they carefully selected dishes that they think would be easy for Singaporeans to adapt to.
The interior of KinMoo is very minimalistic and it’s rare to see a place selling Thai food having that café vibe. Also, I was genuinely impressed when I heard that we were coming down the day after KinMoo Chef/Owner, Thanyaphad competed with Michelin Star Chef Tony Yoo in Korea for a cook-off in collaboration with Tiger Beer. Upon knowing that, we were thrilled to try their dishes here, and get taste of what authentic Thai food really taste like.
First, we tried their Baamee Keow Haeng Moo Dang ($7.90) also known as dry wanton noodles which comes with radish soup! I like how the noodles are springy and the dumplings are cooked to give it that plump and smooth texture. The fried garlic and shallots helped to make the dish more fragrant, adding that extra oomph to the dish! Make sure to mix all the ingredients together to make your noodles more flavourful to match with the tender pork slices!
I especially love their Fried Eggs with Minced Pork ($6.80) because the crispiness of the eggs matches so well with the savoury minced pork inside of it. Dip the eggs into the Thai chilli sauce for extra flavour! The mixture of savoury and a tinge of sour and spiciness makes the whole dish really palatable!
Moving on to more familiar dishes, we had the Yellow Curry Beef Brisket with Rice ($9.50)! This has got to be one of my favourite dishes here because of the yellow curry has just the right amount of spiciness which matches really well with the tender beef brisket. What’s more, there’s rice to go along with it which is even better!
Next we had everyone’s favourite Tom Yum Soup ($12.90). The piquant aroma and taste of the soup is oddly satisfying. Inside the soup are vegetables and some meat including prawns! Good to try on a rainy day, or if you’re simply craving for some tom yum soup!
We also tried their signature Tom Yum Noodle Soup ($7.90). Inside the soup includes pork lard chopped up into smaller cubes, pig intestines and thick slices of liver. The tangy, sour taste of the soup complements so well with the meat inside the bowl! This dish even comes with a hard boiled egg and crispy fried wanton skin!
To match your spicy dishes, why not try this unique drink on the menu to quench your thirst! The Sparkling Blue Hawaiian ($4) which tastes refreshingly sweet and fruity!
If you prefer to get something more familiar to you, you can always get their Thai Iced Milk Tea ($3.50) which has just the right amount of sweetness!
2 Tan Quee Lan Street
11:30am-3pm; 5:30pm-10pm (Daily)