Pearl Castle - New Menu!
Sorry for posting late today lol...I had a pretty crazy night yesterday...LOL JUST KIDDING, I was (and still am) sick!! I caught a cold, so I was sneezing and coughing the entire night and I slept in till 12, which is rare for me haha, because I usually wake up at 7am (even on saturdays!)
A few days ago dad and I decided to go to Pearl Castle for dinner...he has this thing for Taiwanese restaurants LOL! He's not Taiwanese, but people think he's Taiwanese because he lived in Taiwan for 8 years so he has a Taiwanese accent haha!
Anyways, a few months back Pearl Castle released their new menu, and I finally got around to trying it out! They added some spicy Szechuan inspired dishes to their menu, and a couple of new hotpots!
Marinated Pork Chop w/Rice $8.50
The pork chops were wet. Borderline soggy LOL! According to my Taiwanese mom, this is how they're meant to be haha! The pork chops were reasonably tender, exhibiting a potent 5 spice flavour. At $8.50, this was pretty good deal! The combo came with two large pieces of pork chop! It thought it was odd that they didn't cut it up (like they do for their other dishes) but I solved that by asking for a knife lol!
Dry Spicy Chicken Pot
Soo Pearl Castle is venturing in Szechuan cuisine now huh? My dad's Cantonese, so he doesn't eat spicy food that often, so for him, this was way too spicy haha! I tried it, and by my standards, it wasn't even that spicy haha! This was actually pretty good! Flavourful, with tender pieces of chicken soaked in a spicy sauce with onions!
Side Dishes 2/5 stars
Rice 0/5 stars
The rice was such a disappointment!! It was soggy! WET and SOGGY!! My rice was soggy too! I wasn't really surprised though...LOL, Pearl Castle tends to be really inconsistent when it comes to their rice. Some days it's perfectly cooked, other days it's half dry/wet, but this time it was wet!
The side dishes were okay, typical and nothing to write home about.