Kent's Kitchen - Roast Pork!!
My dad goes to Kent's a lot. At least once a week, when he's in desperate need of food in East Van or Chinatown and South Ocean isn't an option (ha.)
He likes it because:
A. It's cheap
B. One takeout box can last him two meals.
C. It's Cantonese food (albeit subpar Cantonese food.)
D. It's nostalgic (he's been eating here longer than I've been alive.)
Sometimes I tag along, and we have a jolly ol' time pondering over what to get. It's not gourmet, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it!! ;D In fact, I love it (And I'm not ashamed of it either hehe.) Nothing better than some greasy chinese food for the soul!!
My dad usually goes for the spareribs/bittermelon, black pepper beef, or some other meat dish to get his money's worth, while I'm usually eyeing some fried dish (but sadly I can't eat fried food anymore because the batter's coated in egg.)
Of all the times my dad's been there we've never tried their Cantonese BBQ!! Yes, Kent's does char siu, siu yuk, bbq duck and soy chicken!! :D We usually get distracted by all of their prepared food, but this time I suggested that we try some of their bbq meats instead!! So we got one of their meats to go. It was quite expensive at almost $6 for a small container. It wasn't half bad. It can't hold a candle to HK BBQ Master, but for what it's worth, it was decent!! :D There's lots of Cantonese BBQ options on Victoria Drive, but next time you're in search of some siu yuk or char siu, give Kent's a try (but don't go in expecting anything mindblowing!) ;D
We also got a huge tub of rice to go with our roast pork, and it ending up being enough for 2 + meals!! :D That's the thing about Kent's, their portion sizes are huge! With the exception of their Cantonese BBQ, which is veering on expensive! ;D
Read my first review of Kent's here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/05/kents-kitchen.html
Read my review of their Chinatown location here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/06/kents-kitchen-chinatown.html
Siu Yuk (Roast Pork) $5.50
This was pretty decent! Eat it RIGHT AWAY though. As the seconds tick by, the quality deteriorates. When you open the container you're hit with a strong waft of delicious siu yuk!! Their siu yuk is pretty tasty when it's fresh and still hot!! But once it gets cold, the meat hardens a bit, and it loses its flavour, even if you reheat it. The cut was pretty lean, but I didn't really mind! The crispy pork skin was a bit hard, but still plenty crunchy. The size was a bit small, I only counted about 9 pieces, so a bit pricey at almost $6!
Broccoli and Beef
This is me trying to be healthy ;D This was a "small" but they managed to cram a ton of broccoli in there! The broccoli was still crunchy (albeit pretty greasy.) The beef was greasy too and a bit overly chewy. Not overly offensive, but certainly not "good."
There's always a ton of people - so be sure to grab a number!! :D
Piles of greasy goodness ;D