September 25, 2015 Mariko_Admin

Michelin Star Extravaganza in Copenhagen

The evening BEFORE our big evening at the Michelin Star restaurant, Kiin Kiin, went like this:

Local Danish friend: Hey guys, where do you want to have dinner tomorrow?

Us: Somewhere delicious, you pick.

Local Danish friend: Ok, how about Thai food? I hear there’s a really good Thai place that I’ve been wanting to try out.

Us: Sounds good.

Cut to THE evening, just a handful of buds heading out for what we assume is a casual night out, sharing some south east asian comfort food…

hhhahaha….boy (girrrrrrrl), were we wrong.

We entered Kiin Kiin, what looked to be a trendy, calming but somewhat traditional Thai restaurant, sat down in a lounge area and waited for a waiter and some menus. However, what really ensued was four and half hours (4 and 1/2 hours!!) of a kind of mindf**k, being served dish after dish of unknown and never before tried ingredients. This description kind of sounds scary, but actually it was amazing!! And interesting, and hilarious at times (hilarious, often because we would be served one of the fanciest dishes we’ve ever laid our eyes on, only to remember that a couple of hours ago, we assumed we’d be eating simple Thai food in a dingy – but awesome – traditional Thai joint).
The evening consisted of 20 dishes in total, along with a wine pairing and took place in two main rooms. These restauranteurs surely deserve their Michelin Star, as it was a unique dining experience unlike any other we’d had, and was full of really delicious dishes. Herewith, a selection of what we ate that night (description in captions):

Oysters, mussels and really pretty seashells from the seashore.

Oysters, mussels and really pretty seashells from the seashore.

This is a tiny bucket filled with a real grasshopper, some cream cheese and a small miniature carrot. I don't remember what the dirt looking stuff was, but it was very complementary!

This is a tiny bucket filled with a real grasshopper, some cream cheese and a small miniature carrot. I don’t remember what the dirt looking stuff was, but it was very complementary!

Egg shells filled with chicken heart.

Egg shells filled with chicken heart.

Some nuts. In a plastic bag. That you can eat. (the bag!!)

Some nuts. In a plastic bag. That you can eat. (the bag!!)

This is Maria. She's pregnant here. So instead of a wine pairing, Maria was served NINE different kinds of juice throughout the dinner. She needed our help to finish it all.

This is Maria. She’s pregnant here. So instead of a wine pairing, Maria was served NINE different kinds of juice throughout the dinner. She needed our help to finish it all.

In this dish, we used syringes to make our own noodles.

In this dish, we used syringes to make our own noodles.

Red Curry Lobster, served by a smoke show ;)

Red Curry Lobster, served by a smoke show 😉

This was probably the most interesting/impressive/mind lowing - Cotton Candy salad. Dressing was poured onto this ball of cotton candy which then turned the dish into a "traditional" Thai salad. Fascinating and delicious!

This was probably the most interesting/impressive/mind blowing – Cotton Candy salad (!)Dressing was poured onto this ball of cotton candy which then turned the dish into a “traditional” Thai salad. Fascinating and delicious!

 

 

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