Meet chef Nuit Reg­u­lar, of the new Thai restau­rant Kiin.

Where Toronto - - CONTENTS - Kiin is lo­cated at 326 Ade­laide St. W., ki­in­toronto.com.

the chef of pai north­ern thai Kitchen shows off the di­ver­sity of thai­land’s cui­sine at her new restau­rant, Kiin

Why open an­other restau­rant af­ter Pai’s suc­cess?

I wanted to in­tro­duce styles of Thai food that peo­ple in Toronto had yet to try, and to of­fer a va­ri­ety of foods from across Thai­land. There are south­ern dishes, dishes from the north­east, royal Thai cui­sine and many oth­ers.

What’s your favourite dish to make at Kiin?

Right now it’s wing bean salad. It’s a dish that I make with tom yum paste: a chilli paste that I make from scratch. I went back to Thai­land to eat lots of wing bean sal­ads, to learn, and then I came back and made this dish.

What’s an in­gre­di­ent unique to Kiin?

We use buf­falo Thai basil. My mom used to cook with it when she made food like Kua Hang Gai for me and the neigh­bours. I tried to get the basil in Toronto, but no one sold it here, so I had to search for a sup­plier and or­der it in from Thai­land.

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