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Asian “fusion” at Kimis


(Kimis Asian Bistro, Voice-Tribune, Sept. 13, 2006)

In physics, “fusion” refers to the nuclear process that occurs within stars, where atoms are forced together under high temperature and pressure until they merge, releasing a tremendous amount of energy.

In jazz, fusion is a genre that merges the music with other styles, from rock to rhythm and blues.

And in dining out, fusion represents a creative blend of cuisines that aren’t usually seen on the same plate. At its best, fusion cuisine can be a delight, as pretty as a jazz riff and as energetic as sunlight.

Now restaurateur John Chung brings his gentle brand of fusion to the far East End with Kimis Asian Bistro, offering an easy blend of Japanese dishes accented with Korean and Thai flavors.

Kimis, pronounced “Kim-eez,” represents two Chinese characters that mean “Abundant purity.” It’s independent and locally owned, although stylish modern graphics – and displays of sample bottles of sauces bearing the Kimis brand name, still under development – hint at larger dreams for a chain-to-be.
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Earlier reviews of Pacific Rim & Other Asian Restaurants

Annie Cafe
Bendoya Sushi Bar
Bombay International Market
Cafe Mimosa
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
India Palace
Lee’s Korean
Lemongrass Cafe
Mai’s Thai
Maido Essential Japanese
Osaka, a Sushi Bar
Sakura Blue
Sala Thai
Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse
Shalimar Indian Restaurant
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
Thai Cafe
Thai Taste
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
Vietnam Kitchen
Yaching’s East West Cuisine
Yang Kee Noodle
Zen Garden