Months later I wish I could rewind and do over this day. I love everything about Kin Khao and would be quite happy to eat here on every single trip to San Francisco. There are few places where I eat past the point of being full because I literally cannot stop.
Pak Pow – lager, appleton reserve rum, allspice dram, ginger, lemon, nutmeg
Nam Tok Beans – ayocote morado beans tossed isaan-style with lime, chili, rice powder, light soy, shallots, scallions, mint, cilantro
Som Tum Papaya Salad – spicy chili lime fish sauce dressing, green beans, cherry tomatoes, dried shrimp, peanuts
Pad Kee Mao – spicy stir-fried drunken noodles with ground pork, rice noodles, garlic, birds eye chili, onions, bell peppers, holy basil
Khao Mun Gai – chicken fat rice, ginger-poached chicken, served with pim’s secret sauce and a cup of chicken broth
It took me far too long to get to the Progress. As I knew I would, I loved everything about it. The space is gorgeous, service is fantastic, and all of the food as excellent as expected. But now I a torn and I see Progress/State Bird double dinners in my future.
(Apologies for the caption-less photos which is what happens when it takes me too long to update this blog.)
melon with sesame & dukkah, zucchini bread with pickled carrot creme fraiche, fried pickles with buttermilk & smoked hot sauce, claim cocktail with avocado & seven pepper cracker
pig’s head charcuterie, korean melon, fish sauce & chiles
hog island sweetwaters, yuzu pickled local nori