Kinou located along Tras Street offers modern cuisine with a combination of French, Spanish and Singaporean Food. The owner, Chef Benjamin Tilatti named the restaurant & bar, Kinou that refers to the ends of the baguette that his mother loves to eat. The chef is a traveller and he was inspired during his travelling times and decided to create this beautiful restaurant.
Kinou is also means yesterday in Japanese but Kinou here is from the French word, kinouign. In case you are wondering which to refer to.
The space include a bar counter, dining space, members’ lounge and event space at the upper level. The owner took over 3 levels of the shop house to create such a wonderful space for his customers.
Here are the food that we had during our night here.
Kinou Prawning Spot S$14.00++
Fresh prawns poached in garlic oil and it was so tasty with the Sourdough Basket bread that is made in-house. We even requested for additional bread basket to dip with the garlic oil.
Bone To Be Wild S$16.00++
Roasted beef bone marrow with garlic. The dish also served with a Tennessee Surprise Whiskey. So, the service staff get the marrow off the bone and then uses the bone as a pine to pour some whiskey down to the diner’s throat on the spot. It was quite an experience for me! The bone marrow tasted rich and soft that goes well with the sourdough bread.
Platter of Three – Kinou, Lost in Peru S$22.00++ | Kinou Signature Beef Tartare S$24.00++ | Whack A Quack S$24.00++ & Foie Gras S$15.00++
(5% Discount for 3 dishes)
Kinou-Lost in Peru is a ceviche of raw red snapper with tomato cured in lime juice with sliced onions, avocado and corn guacamole. It is a Peruvian ceviche traditional dish widely eaten in Peru and I had similar versions at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard Singapore –Flavours of Peru promotion.
Kinou Signature Beef Tartare that comes in chunky texture followed by the Chompchae Deopbbap that has Korean bibimbap elements in it. It has the spicy chopped up tuna, quinoa, corn nuts and pickled egg yolk.
Next, duck breast pate served with sweet gingerbread. I am not a fan of this personally because of the gaminess. But the gingerbread and berries balance off the strong flavours.
Nadya’s “Some Sort of Chocolate Dessert” S$15.00++
Most of us loved this so much. It was made with miso caramel parfait, chocolate mousse, cashew brittle and shoyu glaze. It gives the sweet and salty flavours to our tastebuds.
It is a nice place to chill out after a day of long work. They serve all kinds of alcohol and you will be spoilt with the wine selection. Nice location with interesting food for a gathering session. But do take note on your spending as the price is not very low though.
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Address: 81 Tras Street
Tuesday to Saturdays 5:00PM – 11:15PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays