A good deal on Hotwire landed The Astronomer, June, and me at Parc 55 during our San Francisco stay. As luck would have it, Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Kin Khao was located on the ground floor of the property. On our first night in town, we met up with a few old friends for dinner here. It’s not every day that the most convenient dining option also happens to be the most interesting one.
The woman behind the highly-lauded restaurant is Pim Techamuanvivit, a former food blogger turned restaurant proprietor. The menu celebrates the bold flavors she grew up eating in Bangkok using California’s finest produce and proteins.
To start, we shared the Mushroom Hor Mok Terrine ($14). The curry mousse “in-a-jar” was brimming with mushrooms and served with crispy rice cakes on the side. The two mushroom-loathers at the table nevertheless found it enjoyable, while the mushroom-lovers adored it at first bite.
We also split an order of the Pretty Hot Wings ($13), which were manageably spicy with their fish sauce-garlic marinade and tamarind-Sriracha glaze. Nice fry, nice sauce, nice wings.