Busy until no time to eat? For us foodies (at least for me), the busier we are, the more food we need to keep our sanity. Lol!
Nothing was more suitable than a meal of comforting, beefy goodness at Kin Cow.
Conveniently located at Chinatown Point, the name of the casual eatery takes a clever pun out of "Kin Khao", which means "eat rice", and is also a commonly-used Thai expression for "to eat".
What shall we eat at Kin Cow then? It became a happy first-world-problem for us as we were presented with a menu of highly-customization options.
First thing first, let's talk about the cow.
To differentiate itself from the usual Thai beef noodle houses, Kin Cow is very particular about the selection of beef they use, and specially imported their supply from Australia, US and Japan.
The beef bowls are priced according to the chosen cuts. Options includes Ribeye ($16.90), Sirloin ($13.90), Short Rib ($14.90) and Brisket ($12.90), as well as add-ons like Tendon (+$3) and Tripe (+$3)
The thinly-sliced short ribs we had was good, but the double-braised brisket was even better! Each chunk was so tender and full of robust flavors!
Next, we can decide what type of noodles we want to pair the beef with from the list of Thai Thin Rice Noodles, Glass Noodles, Rice Vermicelli, Mee Kia, Mee Pok, Round Wheat Noodles, all of which can be enjoyed as either soup or dry version.
If noodles are not your type of carbs, there is also the option of Thai Jasmine Rice.
While the thin rice noodles or kway teow was not as silky as we would have preferred it, it was nevertheless still pleasant enough in the bowl of tasty beef broth.
To be honest, I was quite skeptical to see mee kia and mee pok as part of the offerings. The egg noodles are Chinese rather than typical Thai-style, but any misgivings was cast aside when my bowl of dry mee was tossed in a savory sauce full of shallot, and lardelicious aroma. This mee pok girl was satisfied.
Besides beef noodles, Kin Cow also serves up Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Braised Beef Brisket ($14.90), Roasted Pork Belly ($14.90) or Flame-grilled Chicken ($14.90). Best with mee kia!
There is a host of side dishes as well, which works very well for us who likes variety in a meal.
Kin Cow's Signature Deep-fried Tendon & Tripe ($8.90) came highly-recommended. Said to be the only place in Singapore to serve this, it was certainly unique and surprisingly delicious! The deep-fried process added a layer of fragrant crispiness to the gelatinous tendon, and elevated the crunchiness of the tripe to another level. Do give the pieces a generous dip in the accompanying sauce for more zest.
The Stir-fried Kailan with Pork Belly ($10.90) and Pandan Chicken Wings ($7.90) are also worth an order.
Our meal concluded on a refreshing note with Coconut Ice Cream ($6.90).
Kin Cow might not be the fanciest of places nor serve the fanciest food, but there is a non-pretentious allure that is hard to beat. This type of simplicity suits everyday dining most aptly without a need to break the bank, and is what would draw us (and I guess most diners too) back for repeat visits.
Address: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #02-34, Singapore 059413
Contact: +65 6514 9265
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm / Sat-Sun 11.30am-10pm
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.
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