Toronto, ON M5V 1R3
Anyone who has been to Thailand can easily conjure up sticky nights spent at food stalls. There, heaping portions of noodles seasoned with palm sugar, fish sauce, peanuts and spice are de rigueur. But at Kiin, from chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff, the diner is transported into a very different version of Thailand. Inside, the eatery is elevated and oh so pretty, thanks to stained glass shutters, potted plants and velvet banquettes. Kiin's cuisine is just as intricate as the room: made for sharing, the food looks to all regions of Thailand and includes royal Thai dishes, a saved-from-extinction cuisine.