125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD 3000 ph (03) 8663 2000
Hubby and I finally made it to the infamous Double Chin for dinner a few weeks ago. It was a week after Valentine's Day, which we always celebrate late as we tend to like to avoid the the pressure of eating out on those "celebrated" days. I've wanted to eat at Chin Chin for ages but have always been a bit apprehensive of risking a massive queue on our ever so rare date nights. This year we organised babysitting early and headed to the city ahead of the White Night event. I'm happy to report that we got there at 5:10pm, didn't have a wait and were seated at the bar for drinks and din dins by 5:15pm!
Next up, the most beautiful Tom Kha ($15) I've had. The coconut, galangal, mushrooms and tahail basil soup had a really fragrant chilli oil, I could not get enough of this soup!
Not having that many date nights, we *ahem* quite possibly over ordered and under estimated the size of the dishes! The last dish we had was the Caramelised Sticky Pork with sour herb salad and chilli vinegar ($26) This was perfectly paired with some steamed jasmine rice ($3) and I wish I could've eaten more! Alas as much as I wanted to order dessert I literally had to roll off my barstool by this stage. Next time!
Toilets - yes, and pretty awesome for the background "music" in the form of an instructional tutorial on learning to speak ?Thai ?Vietnamese. I'm not sure but it did give me a giggle as I thought about patrons learning a new language as they peed!