Hitting up King Fook in Florey for dinner after our Tuesday night soccer games.
Probably my favourite casual dinning/cheap eats experience in Canberra so far. It was good – actually fantastic or at least what you expect from a Chinese joint (but next to impossible to find in Canberra for some reason?!) and it was affordable (truly affordable not ‘Canberra affordable’) this is what Chinese food should be like and how much it should cost.
All the dishes tasted like they should. Good old dirty Chinese – not some modern ‘clean’ take. The crispy duck pancake ($19.80) was crispy and flavourful, would have been great with some shallots but I’m definitely not complaining. For $20 we got about 8 to 10 pancakes and there was a lot of duck to go around – no need to be conservative here.
The prawn toast ($4) came with a layer of minced prawn (that sadly not all places do), it was crispy and not too oily. Annd! I think this is the cheapest I’ve seen in Canberra. Under $4 for 4 quarters of prawn toast, what a deal – I would normally pay ~$5-6.
The corn soup ($4.80) was full of flavour and there were actual chunks of crab meat through out it. We checked – I was expecting crab stick or something (not that I mind) but real crab chunks was a pleasant surprise.
The beef chow mein ($11.80) was fantastic, thin egg noodles that were slightly fried and crispy with delicious saucy beef. And to top it all off – great serving size and practically vegetarian prices.
The fried ice cream ($5) was nice – crispy breadcrumb shell with super creamy vanilla ice cream inside. Ahh it was such a great meal but don’t come here and expect a fancy schmancy experience with amazing ambience and decor. This is a Chinese joint, full of families and friends chatting away and having a great time. The staff were really friendly and nice but like any Asian joint don’t expect Western style service. The food was good – its not clean and oil free – its good old dirty Chinese food and the prices are great – much like you would find in our major cities.
Thanks to King Fook, I now have a go to place for Chinese.