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Satisfyingly Sweet, Sour, and Spicy – Kim’s Oriental Food

on November 3, 2012

ImageOctober 25, 2012
Kim’s Oriental Food, Philadelphia PA
Beef Chow Fun
General Tso’s Tofu
Sesame Chicken

Still wanting to continue this habit of getting multiple dishes for a greater variety from Chinese food trucks, I went to Kim’s Oriental Food to switch it up a little. They are so close by and the lady that handles the orders and cash is so friendly.

The Beef Chow Fun was not as outstanding. The portion was smaller than Yue Kee’s, and slightly more expensive. It also did not have much of that wok taste and was on the bland side. However, the rice noodles were not soggy, even though they could be more al dente. There were pieces of green bell peppers, which were a little odd but added a nice crunch. Yue Kee’s had it too so perhaps it is a trend of Philly’s food trucks.Image

The General Tso’s Tofu was fabulous considering it was made in a mobile truck. The tofu was lightly fried and the outside had a slight crunch while the inside remained soft. It soaked up the sauce very nicely and the mix of sweet and spicy was just perfect for me. The vegetables were slightly oily but warm and crunchy. There was just enough sauce to coat everything and have the rice to be flavored as well but not drenched in it. I was very happy with this dish and will certainly get this again.Image

The Sesame Chicken was okay but not spectacular. I did like the small pieces of chicken that were very crunchy on the outside. However, there was not much meat but mostly just really good batter. It soaked up the sweet sauce very nicely though. There was not enough sauce to eat with the rice but then this dish should not be slathered in sauce. I enjoyed the broccoli and it was made with relative care.

I would definitely return to Kim’s for chicken dishes. They made the best ones I have had on campus thus far and their prices, while not the cheapest, is definitely still good.


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