Wednesday, 19 March 2014

kinemi's kitchen: hidden italian-japanese gem

Kinemi's is hidden in a tiny strip mall in the champlain area which is actually very close to where i live but didnt notice it until a friend introduced me and it was delicious. good prices and homestyle cooking, this italian place is run by a japanese couple so obviously it tastes a bit different but nonetheless, delicious.

they have a dinner deal with salad, garlic bread, a pasta and a pizza for $24.99. since there were 3 of us, we ordered another pasta and tiramisu for dessert. 

caesar salad (part of combo) - tasted fine, nothing special but i found it a bit wet. 


garlic bread (part of combo) - very good garlic flavour. bread was nice and lightly toasted with the perfect amount of crunch


chicken alfredo (part of combo) - a heavier dish but not as tasty as carbonara. there wasn't much chicken for a chicken alfredo, so not my favourite but it was still good.


spaghetti carbonara ($10) - creamy, carbonara goodness with al dente pasta and a good meat to pasta ratio. although very rich, it was worth every bite - delicious! 


chicken pesto pizza (part of combo) - the pesto was very tasty but again, a little lacking in the meats. the crust is also a bit thicker than i like but the flavour was all there. 


tiramisu (~$5-6) - this was probably the most disappointing of the meal. the alcohol was very strong so you could not taste much coffee or chocolate. the syrup soaked through almost the entire cake making it quite mushy - not recommended. 


overall, a delicious meal with a small price tag. the place is very small and quiet so you can have some good conversation here but doesn't feel too date like. it has great homemade food and the flavours are spot on.  
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