“What happens when authenticity meets creativity? A pure joy and delicious recipes of course! As we always proudly service you authentic Thai taste, yet it’s time to step beyond the boundaries and expand our culinary experience to the next chapter” – Kin Kin Thai Eatery
When you enter, you’re greeted by lovey smiles from staff and your eyes are instantly drawn upwards, to lines of colourful festival flags. To the left, a wall showcasing the beauty of Thailand through storyline photography of warm smiles, food and nature. Kin Kin Thai Eatery have created the perfect space for diners to feel like they’re in Thailand without actually being there. Co-owners and also Chef’s, Noppadol Sophon and Trinai Kiattiwong have put their experiences and minds together to curate a new menu that is both innovative and creative.
With excitement, we were invited to taste and experience this for ourselves. We truly felt enlightened by this culinary experience, savouring all the wonderful flavours and travelling to Thailand through scent and taste.
Continue reading to hear about our experience and join us while we revisit this sensational journey.
Roti Bread – There is nothing better than the smell and taste and fresh roti bread. Roti bread started rising to the top in Thailand through Muslim street vendors serving it as a snack drizzled in sweet condensed milk. Sounds delicious right? Soon after, it spread like wildfire and quickly became a Thai staple for many sweet and savoury dishes. For us, we were served Roti bread with a peanut curry dip which was absolutely scrumptious! We loved this fusion dish!
Spicy Wonton – Don’t be intimidated by the fiery reds and the seeds of fire that’s displayed in front of you. It’s not as spicy as it looks. We promise! The pork and prawn wonton dumplings oozed of juice that gave off umami flavours that left you wanting more. This was then paired and generously coated with smoked chilli jam which was lightly sweet and mildly spicy.
Hor Mok Scallop – The fragrant smell of garlic and ginger with warm hits of coconut milk filled the air around us. This beautifully presented dish sat on charred rice, offering a smoked nutty scent that only heightened the already aromatic dish. The scallops that were steamed perfectly was crowned with red curry fish mousse and finished off with a lovely citrusy taste of kaffir lime leaves which weaved itself through the sauce seamlessly. This is definitely a dish that must be ordered upon your visit.
Beef Cheek – Slow cooked, eight hour braised beef cheek in a rich master stock would stimulate anyone’s appetite. With beautiful gelatinous texture that just melts in your mouth, this dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The beef cheeks paired perfectly with the pickled green papaya salad and Vietnamese mint. A wonderful flavour combination curated by the talented Chef Noppadol Sophon and Chef Trinai Kiattiwong.
Panang Ped – This strikingly stunning dish was rich, creamy, mildly spicy and nutty. With tender confit duck leg, we enjoyed a wonderful balance of flavours that Thai food is renowned for. This dish was also complimented by sweet cherry tomatoes, pineapple, lychees, and Thai basil topped with crushed peanuts. We savoured this bowl of Panang Ped Curry in all its beauty. A must order dish! As we found ourselves savouring every last bit of this exquisitely executed curry. This is what real, traditional Thai food should be.
Khanom Co – Smoked jasmine, infused caramelized coconut dumpling, swimming in a warm bowl of lightly sweetened coconut cream, dusted with roasted sesame seeds. Need we say more? This Thai dessert offers sweet, nutty, coconut flavours whilst enjoying the soft, chewy texture of glutinous rice balls. A favourite amongst many!
Mango Pudding – Crème de la crème! This was the last dish to finish off our Thai culinary experience. This consisted of subtly sweet brown sticky rice, mango pudding with diced mangos, coconut milk, shredded coconut meat and topped with creamy cashew nut sorbet. An unbelievably stand out dessert, that left us mesmorized. Do yourself a favour and order this upon your visit, you will not be disappointed.
The secret to Thai food is balance. Balance between sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours. The works of Chef Noppadol Sophon and Chef Trinai Kiattiwong has left us with a lasting impression. We loved getting to know the Chef’s through taste with Chef Noppadol Sophon offering a more traditional approach, showcasing genuine Thai Cuisine and Chef Trinai Kiattiwong who understands the western world and offers a more modern twist to Thai dishes. Working together in collaboration these two experienced Chef’s bringing forth old and new with an extraordinary menu ready for all to enjoy.
Words by Tien Thach of Tastytag
WHERE: 4/242 Hutt St, Adelaide