I'd been wanting to check out Kin Shop for a little while now so when I had this past Monday off, it felt like an appropriate choice for lunch. The place was relatively empty when we got there at noon. I loved the wallpaper and overall color scheme/feel to the restaurant. We sat right by the window, a nice sunny spot for West Village people watching.
The spicy duck laab salad, allegedly the spiciest thing on the menu, was spiced perfectly. It definitely warms you up and packs some heat, but I actually thought the jungle curry was spicier. I also really liked the sauce in the rice flake noodles. It felt like a take on pad see ew but with rock shrimp and a different sauce. It was a lot of food for lunch, and we passed on dessert, though I was intrigued by the thai iced tea ice cream. Overall, it was a tasty meal but hard to judge the place on a whole with just the few plates we shared.
I was upset with the photo lab for ruining a few negatives. I've used the healing brush as best as I could on some of these, but it's pretty obvious where they got scratched up.
AND as much as I hate to admit this, I think I like the digital look better for this meal. I took a few digital shots just for kicks and now I wish I had shot the whole thing on digital. I know I preach about film being better all the time, but I may be wrong, just this once. :P I think the more saturated and vibrant colors and highlights of digital would have worked better to showcase this colorful meal. OR I think the film I used (Fuji 400H) just wasn't appropriate. Ah well, there are worser fates.
A final shot from above the table on the trusty S95.
Also, since some people have asked - I use an Epson Perfection V500 to scan my negatives, and yes I do process the scanned images a tad, usually just fixing levels and occasionally adjusting color.