After barely scratching the surface during our last visit to Kith Bistro, we made sure we were ravenous when we came here again, this time for dinner, for a proper sampling of their extensive menu.
I ordered the fried chicken bites because I really wanted something to nibble on to start with, but I didn’t expect them to be as good as they turned out to be. The chicken was marinated in some kind of tandoori marinade, then breaded and fried and served with a yogurt dip. Tender, full of flavour and a perfect start to the meal.
The king prawn spaghetti was done aglio olio style, with cherry tomatoes and chilli. This was tasty, but was a bit underseasoned and lacked a real depth of flavour. After the initial *yum*, it became a bit one-note after a while.
In complete contrast, the linguine with foie gras, mushrooms and white wine was the total opposite. At first bite it seemed a bit subtle, but the more you ate, the more the umami flavours of the mushroom and foie gras really came through. I love this dish, and I’ll be hard pressed not to order it again next time.
We had room for dessert (yes we were very hungry; in our defense it was our first meal of the day), so we had the soufflé cheesecake and the banana bread with vanilla ice cream. The cheesecake was decent, but paled in comparison to the awesome banana bread. The bread was moist and full of real banana flavour, and to top it off they grilled the slices so it was warm and slightly crisp. Perfect with the vanilla ice cream.
This is really the kind of place that we love. Both the food and the atmosphere channel the passion of the people who work at and own the place. No frills or pretence, foams or brushstrokes. Just well-conceived dishes prepared with heart.
9 Penang Road
#01-01E Park Mall
Open daily: 8 am to 10 pm (last order 9.30 pm)