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Kin’s Kitchen @ Tin Hau

It’s seldom that I have lunch with Hubby, yet alone with his colleagues! His colleagues suggested that I come to lunch one day and suggested Kin’s Kitchen in Tin Hau. Kin’s kitchen is the sister restaurant to Yellow Door Kitchen (went there for our anniversary, read review here). I read that the owner restaurant, Mr Lau Kin Wai is a famous columnist in a local business newspaper.

The menu is extensive – ranging from different types of meats, cooked in different ways that it confused me, way too many options! They have a very good lunch set which offers a one-man set that includes soup of the day, a choice of dish and a free dessert. They also have lunch sets for 2 people and up to 6 people. Since there were 4 of us, we opted for the 4 people lunch set – which gave each of us the option to pick a main. Unfortunately, their specialty smoked chicken was not on the lunch set menu, so we had to order separately.

We started with the daily soup – winter melon soup which was tasty and full of flavour. I didn’t finish all of the soup, not because I didn’t enjoy it, but I know how full I tend to get after soup and was looking forward to trying some of the other dishes!

I couldn’t go pass the sweet and sour pork – old school but a favourite of mine. The pork was tender and crispy. The sauce was a perfect – not too sweet and not too sour. Most importantly, it didn’t drench the pork!

The smoked chicken was fantastic! The chicken was tender and juicy and the smell – incredible. The taste was also magnifique. It was one of the best smoked chicken I have ever tasted. We got ½ a chicken, which wasn’t big but was enough for the four of us. The presentation wasn’t great though – see pic below but the taste out way the presentation.

Hubby ordered the braised tofu with shrimp paste. The tofu was soft and moist. I am not usually a big fan of shrimp paste but this was good.

Another pork dish, braised pork in curry sauce. The pork was so tender that it melted in your mouth. The curry sauce was different, not like the ones you get at an Indian restaurant or Japanese restaurant, it was a little sweet, but not very strong in flavour. The pork, though, was incredible!

We also ordered a plate of braised eggplant with shrimps. I forgot to take a photo of this, as I was deeply engrossed with the braised pork and smoked chicken. The braised eggplant was also a favourite of mine. The eggplant was cooked to perfection – tender and moist, and the shrimps were a great compliment.

Dessert, which I also forgot to take a photo, was longan soup with jelly, which was a little too sweet for me. I was stuffed by the end of the meal so didn’t really enjoy / appreciate it.

The other house specialties are the steamed pork mince patty as well as the braised pomelo skins, which we didn’t get to try. I think we may have to go for another visit and try some of their other old school dish and specialties. Hubby was intrigued by the crab which was hung on the wall – was it real he asked? It’s definitely HUGE!

I was pleasantly surprised with Kin’s Kitchen. The meals were hearty and old school which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was reasonably priced, especially the lunch set menu. It was also nice to have lunch with Hubby and met some of his colleagues outside of the drinking scene where most of the time, they including me a little tipsy!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

G/F, 9 Tsing Fung Street

Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2571 0913

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