It’s not often that a Dallas girl makes the trek to Fort Worth but I can say with absolute certainty that dining at Eddy T’s Kin Kin was well worth the drive. In Thai Kin Kin translates to Let’s Eat and that’s what I did did! It’s a dimly lit, cozy restaurant with candles on each table and a traditional Thai sitting room decorated with silk pillows.
My favorite way to start off any first experience is with a signature cocktail. I was excited to try the Right Hook made with Red Handed Whiskey, vermouth, lime, orange juice, and grenadine. Served in a martini glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry, this bold concoction defiantly packs a punch so don’t be fooled by its almost feminine presentation!
Next to try was the Mai Tai served in a Thai Tiki mug, garnished with an umbrella, pineapple, and cherry. This drink was really fun and delicious! I suggest you order one and take some fun photos!
So usually when I know I’m about to embark on an incredible feast I limit myself to just a few bites of everything on the table. To say I took more than a bite of the Bangkok Shrimp is an understatement. I literally couldn’t stop eating them! Not kidding. I devoured them! I can say with confidence this was the best shrimp I’ve ever had. Crunchy, succulent shrimp glazed in a sweet plum sauce served over a bed of green cabbage. My mouth is literally watering thinking about how amazing this dish is!
Our wonderful waitress suggested we try the dumplings as this is one of the more popular items on the menu. On my own, this isn’t a menu selection I would have gravitated towards but I am beyond pleased I was pushed into trying them! Incredible! There are 3 dumpling varieties to choose from: Pork and Shrimp, Duck, or Tofu and Chive. They come 6 to an order and are made in house from scratch daily. My favorite was the duck!
The most traditional dish at any Thai restaurant has to be Pad Thai and Kin Kin’s version doesn’t disappoint. A medley of stir-fried rice noodles, tender grilled chicken, scallions, egg, bean sprouts, and roasted peanuts all balanced with a tamarind sauce makes for an authentic taste of Thailand.
One does not simply eat Thai food without eating Yellow Curry. A coconut milk base with apple eggplant, bamboo shoots, Anaheim peppers, Thai basil, grilled chicken, and yellow curry paste make up this sweet and mildly spicy dish. Other protein options include tofu, beef, or shrimp.
Kin Kin offers an assortment of stir-fry plates including the Chicken Basil. Be warned, this dish is one of the spiciest on the menu! Take several bites too fast and you will be guzzling ice water by the glass! Stir-fry chicken, garlic, chili, Holy Basil, Thai Chili, onion, peppers, and long beans come together for this light and filling dish. The Chicken Basil is also available in a lunch Bento Box alongside a crispy spring roll and Thai Salad.
Finally it’s time for desert! The Green Tea Cheesecake tastes sensational and is visually gorgeous. A creamy Matcha infused cheesecake garnished with a strawberry compote. It’s so beautifully plated you almost don’t want to eat it, but do! You will certainly regret leaving any remnants on the plate!
I received dinner in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.
Location: 2801 W. 7th St., Ft. Woth, TX 76107
Hours: Mon- Thurs 11 am – 10 pm | Fri 11 am – 11 pm | Sat Noon – 11 pm | Sun Noon – 9 pm