Saturday, 1 February 2020


Lobster brunch

Steam lobster with king soy

When Kym's was first opened in 2018, I was one of the first to rushed to try it out. The second restaurant from Andrew Wong created such a buzz and Andrew was the poster boy whenever any media would write about anything to do with Chinese food. I got to say I was not impressed with Kym's food when I tasted at its soft launch period. It was just standard Chinese food with a more refined presentation in a posh-looking restaurant. What got me to head back? It has launched a brand new lobster brunch menu with unlimited wine, I am a mega-fan of lobster and to celebrate Chinese New Year in style, you can't go wrong with lobster brunch.

Chilli picked cucumbers
Sunny-Side Up Sourdough Prawn Toast and Candied Bacon
Sunny-Side Up Sourdough Prawn Toast and Smoked Salmon

The lobster brunch menu started off with some pickled cucumbers, I felt the sourness or the spiciness failed to penetrate the cucumbers, it was more like some chili oil dressed on top of some fresh cucumbers, so it was disappointed. The bacon and egg on prawn toast were interesting, almost like an English breakfast, but trading the toast for sesame prawn toast. The sweetness of the bacon dominated the subtle taste of the prawn, this could be a star dish if there were a stronger aroma and flavour from the prawn. The steamed lobster was cooked perfectly, really moist. The soy sauce was also well blended, it was very enjoyable. The yuzu layer cake was fantastic, the sourness was just right to balance off the sweetness from the sugar and the spiciness of the cinnamon.

Roasted Typhoon Shelter Style lobster
Jasmine Rice Bowl with Mini Three Treasures
888 Yuzu Layered Cake

The lobster brunch was interesting enough, the hero lobster was done well, also the roasted meat and rice, plus the dessert were solid. As for the rest, the ideas were there, just failed in the execution. If I were to be picky, I would prefer all the hot dishes were served a little warmer, using hot plates would help for a start. Overall, it was not an authentic Cantonese meal for sure, but one that had an interesting and fun element, with lovely flavours to match.

Food 3/5

Average cost without drinks and services:


19 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

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