Lim Kitchen – Restaurant Quality Zi Char in Bangkok
If you are travelling in Bangkok and craving for some good Chinese food, you can try Lim Kitchen in On Nut Road. Opened by a four-star hotel Chinese chef who shifted from Guang Zhou to Thailand, Lim Kitchen serves restaurant quality zi char dishes at eatery pricing.
We started with a list of appetizers such as Drunken Chicken in Chinese Wine (150 baht), Hot and Spicy Tom Yam Soup (150 baht) and Shrimp Cake (100 baht). The chicken and wine flavoured dish is a great appetizer with a thin later of gelatine underneath the glistering skin. Tom Yum Soup is legit with a balance of spicy and sour taste. Shrimp cake is packed with minced prawn meat that is deep fried till it’s crispy.
The Flat Noodle in Brown Sauce (aka Hor Fun, 70/150/240 baht) here is a favourite for many diners as they are first stir fried before getting drenched in their black bean sauce. The sauce itself it a little different and you can get the wok hei from every strand of noodles.
Mei Cai Kou Rou, a dish of braised and then steamed pork belly, holds a high position on the Chinese comfort food list. Not the simplest dish to prepare but when done well, the preserved vegetables are not too salty with tender pork belly slices.
The Claypot Rice (from 60 baht) is a comforting pot of homestyle dish with good quality of Chinese sausages and well flavoured rice with a mild smoky flavour. We ended our dinner with a red bean pancake – an addictive snack to share with your friends!
Address: 2015 On Nut Rd, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250 (Junction of On Nut Road and On Nut Soi 39)
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, closed on alternate Wednesdays