With a prix fixe lunch menu at Kin Shop in the West Village of $20, how could we resist? That and that the entrees we were ordering cost about that!
Our black rice noodles came with baby bok choy (choy sum), small white long stem mushrooms (hon-shimeji) and chunks of pattypan squash in a fermented plum sauce. Also tasty was the braised skate and calamari with more of the baby bok choy, pickled green peppercorns and some crab paste in a spicy broth. Not for the timid palate. Oddly we were charged $3 for a bowl of white rice to sop up the spicy sauce!
For dessert, we opted for a scoops of their sorbets wanting to try the calamansi (a fruit native to the Philippines with an orange-lime flavor) and the galangal (a plant related to ginger). They accidentally scooped up the lychee one… Lucky us, as we ended up with all three refreshing ices.
I recommend a visit to Kin Shop, especially for the prix fixe lunch!