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What It Is: A casual Thai restaurant near London Bridge.
Perfect for: Literally Everyone
We loved everything we had here. While nothing really blew our minds, the clay pot noodles and massaman curry were both deeply satisfying. Plus, it’s the kind of place we could definitely use for all different types of occasions.
Verdict: Kin + Deun is one of those perfect neighbourhood restaurants, and we’ll definitely be back to try out some more of the menu.
Sit down kids, it’s story time. A few months back we ordered the Kin and Deum meal kit and lowkey changed one of our flatmate’s lives. This Certified Very Picky Eater discovered that they actually do love tofu, they just hadn’t tried it with Kin and Deum’s sauteed bean sprouts in garlic soya sauce before. This Thai spot’s at-home kit is on the pricier side, but for £42 you’ll get starters, sides, mains, desserts, and plant tonics. Oh, and maybe a tofu epiphany too.
Here’s a fun fact for you: in Thai, ‘kin’ means ‘to eat’ and ‘deum’ means ‘to drink’. And that’s exactly what you’ll want to do at this small neighbourhood restaurant that’s run by three Thai sisters. They’re open for lunch and dinner, and there’s a long menu of soups, salads, curries, noodles, fried rice, and classic Thai dishes, like claypot prawns with glass noodles, as well as cocktails.
Hey, remember when you used to eat chicken that didn’t come in the shape of dinosaur and something exotic you believe was called ‘a salad’? Hit up Kin And Deum to get reacquainted with dishes like green curry chicken, sweetcorn cakes, tofu tom yum soup, and some classic pad see ew. Do the spicy prawn crackers count as a vegetable? No, but order them anyway.
“Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. For the past several years I’ve been walking around, making terrible statements like, ‘dunno, just not that into coconut’ and ‘what is the point of Bounty’. I realise now, that I was wrong. This epiphany came to me in the form of Kin and Deum’s coconut cake. As you can see the poor thing got a bit squished in transit, but this isn’t a beauty competition, it’s about the fluffy vanilla sponge and extra creamy coconut fondant. J’adore.”
- Heidi Lauth Beasley, Staff Writer
If the only thing standing between you and a balanced diet [see: not eating microwave burgers for dinner] is your lack of skills in the kitchen, then wholesome restaurant Kin + Deum may be able to help. They’re delivering nourishing Thai meals for two which you can finish off at home. The menu changes weekly with things like summer lemongrass fritters, pad thai, and pak choi and mushrooms, which you can either order once or sign up for a subscription and get delivered every Wednesday. Say goodbye to Rustlers and hello to a mid-week three-course meal, because that’s just who you are now.