Monday, March 19, 2012

Chin Chin

I can understand why Chin Chin is the talk of the town. The food is different, delicious and deserves to be up near the top of Urbanspoon's list. My advice is to go early or be prepared to queue for a while as they do not take reservations for tables with less than ten people. 

When you walk in the decor is very much in your face, initially I thought it was ugly but it grew on me. For starters I had the famous Kingfish sashimi, which tasted good enough for the gods. The lime gave the fish sauce a special kick of tanginess and with the kingfish it was to die for, this was my favourite dish.

Kingfish sashimi with lime, chilli, coconut and Thai basil
For my main I chose the crispy barramundi with apple salad and did not realise how spicy the meal would be. I was constantly drinking water but the flavours just complimented each other, the caramelised pork was just mouth-watering, I could have eaten a plateful of this. My friend chose the Massaman curry which she loved.

Crispy barramundi and green apple salad with caramelised pork
Massaman curry
For dessert we both shared the banana roti with condensed milk and black rice pudding and I am so glad we ordered the two as they were just delicious. 
Banana roti with condensed milk
Black rice pudding in coconut sauce and mango
I had a fabulous dining experience here and I'm saddened to have to leave Melbourne and not be able to eat here again. The food was fantastic and full of flavour, I would have liked it to be just a little bit cheaper. Would highly recommend Chin Chin to anyone who enjoys Asian/Thai food or wants to try something different.

Rating: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Presentation: 9/10
Quality: 10/10
Taste: 9/10

Chin Chin on Urbanspoon

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