We arrived at the well deserved, number one most talked about restaurant on Urbanspoon, Chin Chin at around 5:30pm. The waiter kindly told us that there would be a 45 minute wait (which I heard 5 mistakenly twice and got excited...just goes to show how deaf I can be). They directed us to the underground bar. We browsed through the menu for some non-alcoholic concoctions but there were none. But the waitress kindly asked us what we liked and they would make something up for us! Now that's service. Without thinking I said citrus (but really I meant tropical), good thing M had her mind in gear and said fruity or else I would be in all sorts of tingles.
Our surprise mock tails - They tasted exactly to the description of what we ordered and went down quite well with the delicious fed we had ahead.
Earlier that expected, we receive a text message telling us our table was ready...and it was right at the kitchen bar! I could not be more excited. Seeing those chefs in their element, pumping out consistently well plated dishes was mesmerising for me. If we had more time on our hands, I would happily sit there for another good half hour watching them. Well enough about our seating arrangement, lets get down to business!
We ordered the Wok fried salt and pepper squid, Chilli salt chicken wings, Shredded chicken, spanner crab salad, roti and after watching them dish up several desserts at the bar we just had to order one!
The Wok fried salt and pepper squid - tender and flavoursome, delish! Best eaten with all the condiments.
The chilli salt chicken wings - melt in your mouth!
These are by far the best chicken wings I've ever devoured! They were melt in your mouth, packed with flavour and not oily which most chicken wings are. They went down an absolute treat. I'm yet to try more of their savory dishes but this was my favourite one that night. Highly recommend!
The shredded chicken and spanner crab salad
This salad was definitely tasty but the chicken was abundant and sadly the crab was scarce. But that was expected. It had jellyfish in it as well which I enjoyed, but not so much M. She was almost too scared to even try the dish after I told her "what are those slimy strings?".
After our meal, we decided we had to try their dessert. And that definitely filled us up, good thing we only ordered one to share!
The Palm sugar ice cream sundae with salted honeycomb and lime syrup - this has won me over towards lemon-y desserts
Boy, this dessert is absolutely delicious. I've never been a fan of lemon-y desserts but this moderately sized cup of refreshing goodness has definitely won me over. The crunch of the salted honeycomb, then you hit the sweet sugar palm ice cream with subtle hints of coconut (or am I just going nuts) and to really hit your palate, the well balanced lime syrup hits all the right spots. We we're each prolonging each spoonful. This dessert alone is enough to make me go back.
I can't wait for my next visit. 9/10!