The famous Thai restaurant Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen was in 2008 awarded a star in the prestigious international Guide Michelin. Behind Kiin Kiin are Chefs and Owners of the 1-Michelin Star Kiin Kiin Henrik Yde-Andersen and Lertchai Treetawatchaivong.
“We are different from other restaurants and we are original because we re-design Thai food in our own way with a balance of Thai food being combined with some European touch and look,” Lertchai from Kiin Kiin explains.
From 25-28 November they will come back to Bangkok and serve their famous Thai food with a modern twist at the Celadon restaurant at the Sukhuthai Hotel in Bankok.
Moving Kiin Kiin to Sukhothai
“We are moving ‘Kiin Kiin’ to The Sukhothai. You will enjoy dining Thai food in the new way where your eyes might not recognize the food but your tongue will,” Lertchai promises.
The restaurant got everyone’s attention when they received the Michelin star last year.
“We were extremely excited and very happy with the award we have got from Michelin because it has always been something that we dreamed about. We enjoy every time we eat good food with high quality which has been prepared with extra care from many fine restaurants, we have visited. Eating good food can really make me feel happy and pleasured,” says Lertchai.
The restaurant is known for the art of dining. Every little detail is meticulously thought through, from the pre-appetizers to the plate design and they’re trying to be true to the Thai roots.
Spicy – yet enjoyable
“I still remember we tried to serve papaya salad (SomTum) in our first menu. However it was not well implemented because it tasted too light and wasn’t spicy at all. I always think that guests coming to our place should go back home with some new experience or new taste in their mouths. However most of our guests are European, hence we also have to adjust the taste somehow so that they can enjoy our food. I mean our food won’t lose the identity in flavor, but somehow we reduce some degree of it. For example red curry in Thailand can be very spicy, but in Kiin Kiin we reduce the spiciness into half,” he explains.
Lerchai also has a recipe for Kiin Kiin’s success:
“I think we have succeeded because we have worked very hard. We have put our heart into the restaurant 100 percent”.
Here is your chance to find out why Kiin Kiin has been awarded with the highest star in the food world, the Michelin Star.
Kiin Kiin Wine Dinner on the first night (25 November) is at Baht 3,300++ per person. Starts at 7 pm.
Other nights serve set dinner and a la carte. For more details and reservations, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call to The Sukhothai 02 344 8888
Kiin Kiin menu with Michelin Star taste & presentation
Tapioca Crisps with Seaweed
Fried Lotus with Lime Leaves
Soy Roasted Cashews
Pork Crackling with Yellow Curry Powder
Tod Man with Cucumber Jelly
Miang Kam & Crispy Wonton
Yam Pla Muk (Spicy Squid Salad)
Chicken with Sate Sauce
Soup based on Shellfish and Galangal
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Dim Sum served with Scallops and Danish Lumpfish Roe, Prawn Cracker Kiin Kiin
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Salad with Orchids Watercress & Classic Marinated Grilled Cotton Fish
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Frozen Red Curry with Lime Leaves Lobster Salad and White Asparagus
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Poached Egg with Holy Basil, Morning Glory and Oyster Sauce
Scallops with Carrots Lemongrass Tamarind and Palm Sugar
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Quail in Coconut Milk with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Jasmine Rice
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Frozen Sankria with Tapioca Pearls and Cashews
Cashew Coconut Cake with Salted Ice Cream
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Cashew Tarts – Salt & Pepper Biscuits – Peanut Truffles