by Steven Doyle
We recently checked out the new BITE, which was formerly Kin Kin, both owned by Thai chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin. BITE is located at 3211 Oak Lawn and offers what the chef calls a Global Panoply, with menu options that are influenced by Asian, European and American flavors. The menu is a bit innovative, but the execution is so much more.
We tasted a whole host of these flavors starting with this amazing Parmesan Soufflé made with Reggiano and a side of garlic cream sauce, and accented with a parmesan tuile. The soufflé takes twenty minutes, so you will want to order right away for a perfect appetizer that is perfectly sized for two. Another fun starter includes the Seared Diver Scallop that is adorned with applewood smoked bacon, tomato confit, an edamame puree and yuzu beurre-blanc.
The French influences stand out on this menu which is also evidenced by the Pan-Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras served with toasted brioche, a pear compote and port wine reduction. Continue reading
Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin has made some fairly sizable menu changes at Kin Kin Urban Thai, his Fort Worth-based Thai restaurant. The chef worked to streamline the often cumbersome menu, while adding some Asian standards often requested by guests. Eddy T’s (pardon us for shortening his name, but that is actually what he goes by for obvious reasons) restaurant have all undergone some changes recently as he adapts his cuisine to public demands. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Kin Kin Urban Thai is now open in Fort Worth’s West 7th District and we checked out Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin’s latest culinary vision. What we found was fresh, innovative and an extremely welcomed take on the chef’s modern Thai cookery. The flavor profile of Kin Kin is vibrant and modern, just like visiting Thailand today. “Bangkok is one of the most vibrant culinary cities,” explains Eddy. “I wanted to bring the food, and even its pop culture influences back to diners across North Texas.”
For Chef Eddy, creation of Kin Kin Urban Thai is a way to pay homage to the contribution his mother and his family have made in his development as a chef. “This restaurant reflects the passion my mother has instilled within me for Thai food. It is because of her sacrifices and her training that I have both the cultural awareness and classical training to share our taste of Thailand with North Texas. ” Continue reading
James Beard recognized Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin is ready to embark on a flavorful new adventure with Kin Kin Urban Thai. Expected to open in January 2015, the 3,500 sq. ft. eatery located at 2801 W. 7th Street in Fort Worth, will be a culinary journey to his homeland, as he shares his personal interpretation on traditional Thai cuisine.
“I want to reintroduce classic dishes in a whole new way,” says Eddy. In Thai Kin Kin can be interpreted as “Eat Up,” or “Let’s Eat,” and that is what Chef Eddy wants guests to do at this innovative dining destination. “I wanted to open a restaurant where we would want to eat.
The flavor profile of Kin Kin is vibrant and modern, just like visiting Thailand today. “For the first time, I can tell my food story,” said Chef Eddy. “But it all starts with my mother. I learned so much of what I know about food from my mom, Pat, both in her restaurants and when she cooked for the Thai Royal family.” Continue reading