No more Kin Wah in 2014?
I wanted to draw your attention to a message I received last night on foodvixen about Kin Wah Chinese Takeaway on Florence Street in the city. The message was from the son of Ng Kin Wah (the chef at Kin Wah):
“Ng Kin Wah is threatening that he may not see the end of 2014. Thanks Foodvixen for your comments about one of Cairns’ older Chinese takeaways. After reaching his 70th birthday this month, dad is finally getting used to the idea that it might be his last year (est. in the early 1970’s). Thought I better tell you in case you wanted one last Lemon Chicken – he has a habit of closing doors for prolonged periods over Summer and keeping the locals guessing as to whether he will open them again. Thanks for your blog, I’ll pass your remarks onto the chef.”
One of the very first posts I did when I started foodvixen was about my favourite Chinese takeaway in Cairns – Kin Wah. It’s somewhere that my family has been ordering Chinese food from ever since I can remember. Kin Wah is a Cairns institution and whenever Mr Ng Kin Wah and his wife Francis do finally decide to shut up shop for the last time it will no doubt be the end of an era. I still maintain to this day that Kin Wah serves hands down the best Lemon Chicken I have ever tasted. Even better than the Lemon Chicken I had in China!
Although they haven’t closed their doors yet I just want to say a big thank you to Kin Wah for providing my family (and plenty of other Cairns locals) with decades of awesome Friday night takeaways filled with giant bags of Prawn Crackers, Fried Rice, Steamed Dimmies, Lemon Chicken and that sweet, Sweet and Sour Pork.
PS: Happy 70th Birthday to Mr Kin Wah himself!!!
Kin-Wah Chinese Take-away
Shop 9/24 Florence St, Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 4051 2102