Bitesize: Kai’s Kitchen

Kai's Kitchen

Kai’s Kitchen has reopened, so Charlie Bond went to toast its return

After flooding damaged Kai’s Kitchen 10 months ago, (for the second time no less) it was forced to close, and I was forced to try and find a suitable noodle replacement. Which, I was unsuccessful in – and homemade Pad Thai just isn’t a patch on the real deal.

So, it was with much glee that I returned to Kai’s Kitchen – on its opening day because I’m that keen. I was actually in a rush because I had somewhere else to be, but nothing was going to stand between me and those noodles.

We had:

Drunken man noodles - spicy rice noodles with chilli, spring onion and sweet basil, with added prawns

As mentioned previously, I had to be elsewhere, which didn’t leave much time to really soak in the atmosphere or peruse the menu at leisure. But, I was pleased to see that the old classics still feature as well as some new additions, and I opted for the drunken man noodles – spicy rice noodles with chilli, spring onion and sweet basil, which I added prawns to (£10.95).

And, it was everything I hoped it would be and more. I chose a medium spice which was perfect for someone who likes spicy food – but if you want to ramp it up there’s hot and Thai spice too.

Thai starter: chicken satay

Before you pity me, I didn’t dine alone – but my friend wasn’t as greedy/hungry as me, so opted for one of the starter platters (£6.95). The chicken satay in particular looked delicious.

We thought:

Kai’s Kitchen has been sorely missed since the flood last year, but I’m happy to confirm that it’s better than ever – the food is fresh, the atmosphere buzzy and great service to boot. Will I be back? Try and stop me

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