New on the dining scene: Chef Sun Kim of Michelin-starred Meta opens Kimme

New on the dining scene: Chef Sun Kim of Michelin-starred Meta opens Kimme

Korean buzz

Text: Janice Sim

It's hard not to get our hopes up

Just when you thought Amoy Street couldn't get more enticing in the culinary department, here comes a new, inventive restaurant to shake things up. What's more exciting is that the man behind it is none other than Sun Kim, chef-owner of one-Michelin-starred restaurant Meta.

His second baby, Kimme (cheekily named after his kitchen nickname in Australia), is a 48-seater modern bistro in a cosy three-storey shophouse. Unlike Meta, which only dishes out standard course-led meals, Kimme's table fare is à la carte and skewed towards Korean cuisine.

Kimme restaurant

The theme of the place? Casual's the word. Guests can choose to grab a seat on the upper floors, or chill out at the large communal table on the ground level. The latter, in our opinion, bodes a better view — where you can catch both Chef Kim and Kimme's head chef Louis Han in action from the open kitchen.

Kimme restaurant

The menu strongly encourages sharing, with highlights like poached prawns adorned with fresh Thai basil and endives, and spanner crab seaweed linguine. Also expect a traditional Korean Bossam dish whipped up with a twist — we're talking pork belly slices seasoned with the simplicity of ssamjang sauce and white kimchi.

Chilled out vibes coupled with a reputable owner and innovative Asian flavours? We're looking at Amoy's hottest newbie.  

47 Amoy Street, Tel: 6514 1588
Opening hours: 12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm (Closed on Sundays)