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Royalty Fast Food – King’s Wok Chinese Food

on November 12, 2012

ImageNovember 2, 2012
King’s Wok Chinese Food, Philadelphia PA
General Tso’s Chicken
Eggplant Shrimp
Beef Chow Fun

This was my first time at King’s Wok because it is quite far from where I normally venture. However, I decided to give it a try since i have heard decent reviews and see people walking from that area all the time with take-out containers. 

The General Tso’s Chicken was kind of odd. It had three huge pieces of slightly fried chicken. It was not white meat and it was not tender throughout either. The sauce was just a very light soy sauce with some other ingredients and chili sauce dabbed on top. The vegetables were also in huge pieces, especially the broccoli. It was definitely not authentic, if there is even a thing as authentic General Tso’s chicken Image

The Eggplant Shrimp was decent. I could have used more of the sweet and spicy garlic sauce, but it was flavorful. The eggplants were large enough that the inside was still soft and mushy after being fried. The shrimp were overcooked but it was frozen shrimp to begin with so i am not expecting anything more. At least there were linty of eggplant pieces and a decent amount of shrimp coated in garlic sauce. Image

The Beef Chow Fun was not that great. The portion was very generous, but the pieces of beef, while tender, were tough to chew through. Also, there was not that much beef to begin with. The flat and wide rice noodles kind of stuck together in plenty of places, but was not extremely overcooked, which I was glad about. They could have been more al dente but they were decent. More flavor would have been nice, though; it was just the slightest bit bland. More onions and bean sprouts would have added more crunch as well.

At least King’s Wok stir fry their dishes to order, which is more than I can say for a few of the Chinese food trucks on campus. However, i do not think the quality or price beats Yue Kee or Kim’s, though they do give a free can of soda for every order. Also, for me personally, the distance is just not worth it. 


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