- Kin Shop
469 Sixth Ave., nr. 11th St. 212-675-4295
What’s the allure of the excellent Massaman braised-goat dish at Harold Dieterle’s polished “contemporary” Thai restaurant, Kin Shop? First there’s the price ($22), which is relatively economical compared with other boutique proteins like grass-fed beef or Red Wattle pork chops. Then there’s the esoteric curry, from the southern region of Thailand, which is ground in-house and not poured from a bag. Then there’s the meat, in this case the neck, which Dieterle braises on the bone and sprinkles with shavings of coconut and fried shallots. If you’re wise, you’ll order this dish with the crispy, fresh-baked roti. It comes to the table in a buttery little stack, which you can use to mop up the sauce or to wrap your goat meat in a little sandwich like some ethereal South Asian version of the cabrito taco.
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From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).