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Kin Kin Thai Eatery

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Published September 8th 2019
The Best Thai Restaurant in Adelaide?
Shallow water sparkles and foams against pristine white sand in Khao Lak. Retreat from the murmuring sea and the tropical sunlight is shrouded by a canopy of verdant green, the singing rainforest a bare coconut's throw from the water's edge.

It's a marvel how quickly the music changes. Two steps forward and the sea is a chorus immutable, a melody rhythmic and burbling. Two steps back and the sound of waves fades, replaced by leaves rustling on trees and stirring on the forest floor. The denizens of the forest. Birds screeching. A lonely, haunting series of echoing calls. The constant sibilant drone of countless insects.

In my memories I stand at that interface between ocean and forest, the sand sinking slowly beneath my feet.

A crescent of white sand against a seashore eternal.

Memories of the distant past, a recollection tinged perhaps by the seraphic brushstrokes of memory, made vivid by the rarity of a Paradise Remembered.

If there is one thing that resurrects those memories, it is food.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Kin Kin Thai Eatery


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Kin Kin Thai Eatery Flags


Walk into Kin Kin Thai Eatery at 4/242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, and one is greeted by wood tones and brick wallpaper, with brightly coloured flags suspended from the ceiling and posters (not out of place in a tourism brochure) with information on Thai festivals decorating the walls. An extensive menu also serves as a placemat.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
The Tables


Here there are empty cans of coconut milk, Thai cooking utensils on shelves and photographic portraits of smiling locals; there a small statue of an elephant for luck. Behind a front counter with a cheery tile mosaic is, in contrast to the kaleidoscopic colour outside, a gleaming professional kitchen with shimmering surfaces of stainless steel.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Kin Kin Thai Eatery


A Thai tea is strong and sweet with condensed milk. Chicken wings are juicy and tender with a crispy exterior, nestled gently over a thick, moreish, deeply complex, fiery, umami sambal sauce. Pork dumplings are reminiscent of Siu Mai from a Yum Cha, here with a slightly herbal bite.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Thai Tea


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Chicken Wings


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Chicken Wings


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Khanom Jeeb - Steamed Wonton Dumplings of Pork and Prawn


Pillowy, flaky, crunchy and charred roti is paired with a creamy chilli peanut sauce, the heat balanced against smooth coconut notes and crumbly crushed peanuts. A Pad See Ew is more delicately flavoured with wok hei, seasoned chicken and vegetables.



Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Roti Perfection


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Pad Si Ew - Wok Fried Fried Rice Noodles


The Sai Oua Chiang Mai Sausage is a coarsely ground, succulent blend of spices, herbs and pork in a glistening and snappy casing, served with pork scratchings, a pleasantly searing, fresh-tasting green chilli sauce and lettuce cups. The papaya salad? Crunchy spears of green papaya in a tangy, piquant, acidic citrus marinade against the savoury flavours of fish sauce and sweet palm sugar.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Sai Oua - Chiang Mai Sausage


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Green Chili Sauce


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Green Papaya Salad


Mangoes, banana, sticky coconut rice and Thai tea ice cream are delicious desserts.

Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Sweet Sticky Rice in a Banana Leaf


Kin Kin Thai Eatery Adelaide Hutt Street Delicious Flavour Chili Pad Thai Salad Grill Noodle Wok Larb Wok Restaurant Casual Authentic
Thai Ice Cream



If you're in the city and looking to sample a comprehensive range of delicious Thai dishes, Kin Kin Thai Eatery on Hutt Street provides delectable representations of the Thai culinary triumvirate - sweet, savoury and sour with a balanced chili kick.
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Why? For the best Thai Restaurant in Adelaide?
When: Lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday.
Phone: (08) 7073 0328
Where: 4/242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Mains from ~$20-$25
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Very poetic.
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