Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Chin Chin

Chin Chin is an extremely popular restaurant in the CBD that focuses on south-east Asian cuisine. The executive chef is Benjamin Cooper whom you may have seen on MasterChef. You know... That guy with the big mohawk.

Chin Chin is known for its long wait times but we were surprised to be seated straight away. I definitely had the luck of the Irish with me that day... We were seated at the bar which was wonderful as it gives you front row access to the kitchen. The service was great considering how packed the place was.

The menu is quite extensive so it took me quite awhile to decide what to order. I was tempted by the ‘Pad Seuw of six hour braised wagyu, gai laan, rolled rice noodles and crispy shallots ($24.00)’ but instead chose the ‘Aromatic yellow curry of roast pumpkin, char-grilled tofu and green beans ($19.00)’. I also ordered a side of ‘Steamed jasmine rice ($3.00)’. Wow, what a curry! Such an exciting experience for my tastebuds... You can really notice the flavour explosion of using freshly made curry paste. The curry also had just the right amount of heat.
Yellow Curry

My dining companion picked the ‘Chin Chin egg fried rice with chilli soy, cucumber and lettuce cups ($18.00)’. It was another divine dish. The fluffy rice tasted scrumptious and the whole feast really sparkled with freshness.

Chin Chin Egg Fried Rice
The desserts were very enticing, especially the ‘Palm sugar ice-cream sundae with salted honeycomb and lime syrup ($15.00)’. So if you are seeking some vibrant Asian food, try Chin Chin but don’t forget to pick up the Chin Chin cookbook on the way out...

Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

Phone: 03 8663 2000

Trading Hours:
Daily: 11.00am - late

Chin Chin on Urbanspoon

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