Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House
Every few weeks, I crave Cantonese food. It's in my genes ;) So I went in to Kwong Chow anticipating their house speciality chicken and gon chow ngau ho (beef stir fried rice noodles) - but due to a translation mistake on the menu, I ordered the wrong thing!! Yep, I really regret quitting Chinese school. Despite being fluent in Mandarin, being able to read chinese would make a world of difference (especially at restaurants!) Sometimes, "chicken with sauce" isn't exactly helpful ;)
So I ended up with a plate of rice noodles, with beef and sauce. I wanted to order the dry kind, but I ended up with the wet kind. I probably should have asked for clarification! I ate it anyway though. I felt like my dad ;D It was definitely something he would have ordered. He adores any Cantonese dish with sauce in it!
The ladies were surprisingly nice, but the food took a while to come out. I waited 35 mins for my choy sum, and after inquiring about it, they brought it to my table! I guess they just forgot about it, but I didn't really mind (because I wasn't in a rush!)
Their lunch menu is a really good deal, most of the dishes are around $7, and a bowl of congee is only $5! The portion sizes are pretty generous too!
Hmm, I'm starting to order veggies at restaurants now - is this a side of maturation? ;) The choy sum was decent! It tasted pretty fresh and the stems were nice and crunchy. This was a pretty large portion as well!
House Specialty Chicken $7.50
The house specialty chicken was okay. It was decent version of free range chicken. For a house speciality, I was expecting a bit more. The chicken was nice and smooth, but it wasn't tender enough for my liking. It was a bit on the bland side, so you definitely need sauce on the side. It also came with a side of rice which was pretty average.
Stir Fried Beef Rice Noodle $7.502/5 stars
This was pretty generous portion! The wok hey flavour was apparent, but it wasn't strong enough. The rice noodles were properly cooked and bouncy. The beef slices were a bit too gummy, and the whole thing was pretty oily. The sauce was okay, it was a little bit bland for my liking.