Eat Kinki!


Kinki – The name speaks for itself. Sexy, off-beat, quirky, cutting-edge food is what Kinki Modern Asian Kitchen and Molecular Bar, Balewadi High Street, Pune offers. #Baconbaba was invited along with #TheBTeam to experience the magic.

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The décor is minimalistic, with origami birds hanging from the ceiling alongside giant Chinese paper lanterns. The Alfresco dining section continues the same theme. Oh, and on a serious note, the name, apparently, alludes to a region in Japan. No love lost for its recall value, eh? 😉


Kinki boasts of a specially designed molecular bar dishing out some insane cocktails.

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My personal favorite? The Madam Luxe – a peach flavored drink served with flavored air (yes, flavored air!) The air is imbibed with peach flavor and infused into the drink.

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Tokyo Midtown: A vodka based citric drink served in a pot with dry ice all around it. Very cool to look at!

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The Smoked Primm’s Cup was another beautiful drink in a ginger ale base, with smoke infused from wood chips. Yes there was drama!

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Out of the dimsums that hit the table, I LOVED the Prawns Har Gao.

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Prawns Har Gao

The Edamame and Truffle oil dimsum (Edamame is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod – yes yes, I googled ‘What is Edamame’ :-/ ). This truly wowed us with the distinct flavor of the edamame pods and truffle oil, and the exquisite craftsmanship on the dimsum itself

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Edamame and Truffle Oil Dimsums

Kinki also offers a wide range of sushi. Each dish was well constructed. I, personally, am not a fan of sushi, so would refrain from commenting on this.

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Prawns Tempura Sushi

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Now comes my absolute favorite – Pork Bao! The Pork Bao at Kinki are an epitome of the adage to ‘respect the protein’. Perfectly cooked pork belly shines through these steamed buns, with leek , red onions and a dash of sriracha sauce for company. Baconbaba LOVED this!

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Pork Bao

Of the starters, the Stuffed Tofu was the surprise element. I am not a fan of Tofu, but the crisp fried stuffed tofu pockets coated with the sweet sticky sauce were a pleasure to eat. The Vietnamese Garlic Beef was, unfortunately, overcooked and chewy. The Chicken Skewers were perfectly cooked with a flavor profile of basil and lemongrass running through.


Next came a dish we were eagerly looking forward to – The Vietnamese Pho. A beautiful, aromatic chicken broth with noodles, veggies and mushrooms, the dish was warm and comforting, slightly under-seasoned.

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Pho

We also tried The Keng Phaet Koong, a prawns thai red curry, was thick and full of coconut and lemongrass flavor, paired well with the sticky Jasmine Rice, and The Basil Chicken that had a lovely spicy oyster sauce base – a good dish overall, but could have used a little lesser salt.

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Keng Phaet Koong – Prawns Red Curry

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Basil Chicken


I personally love asian food, and  I know I am going back for the pork baos, the dimsums and the thai red curry. Good stuff, with amazing cocktails, its an experience, not to be missed.


I was invited for this tasting event. The Usual Disclaimer applies.


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