Thursday, 1 January 2009

Wong Kei

Every Chinese restaurateur’s dream, bring your own chopsticks!

As soon you walk in, one of the waiter shrieks 'Upstairs' or 'Downstairs'
Or maybe not these days as Wong Kei have succumbed to manners :(

Ground floor at the entrance is where I'm designated. It's as mentioned before, the Lonely Hearts' zone.

This fella's pic got me into it. Thanks Mark.

Singapore Fried Noodles or to be precise Vermicelli
This dish doesn't exist in Singapore, it was invented in Hong Kong.

My Cantonese mate KC said Wong Kei does the best version this side of the New Territories.
Well all I can say it's got the right shade of Sudan 1 yellow to it, otherwise it's alright. Grade C++. £7.40 for the Wonton soup and this takeaway. Cheapus maximus.

Chilli and Garlic Prawns on Rice
You can order this dish with either the prawns on or off the shell

£5.50 is cheap for this dish, if some of you guys find this dish a bit dry, save some of the soup from below and wet the rice. Good eating.

Wonton soup at £3.00- this is pretty decent, there were signs of prawn, pork, and loads of pork fat. The size of the soup dish is twice that of the ones found in other restaurants. Commendable.


Dousing with the Chilli Oil

Stir through

Dig in

My lunch of Chilli and Garlic Pork Chops on Rice

Considering this plate was £4, it was rather excellent

It was a change of management that resulted in 20% discount off everything on the menu during the month of February.

Wonderful Wongkys!

My first meal of 2009, well apart from the usual banana in the morning.

There’s really nothing much more I can add to Wongkys, the food is consistently Grade C (minus) and the service has mellowed considerably. It’s perfect for solo diners, free hot tea (useful during winter) is provided and the dishes are epic in portion.

Poor Hot and Sour soup, I strongly suspect that the cook must have accidentally knocked half a bottle of vinegar into this bowl.

Random Meat Chow Mein- random because it consists of pig's liver, pig's stomach, roast pork, roast duck, squid, fish cake, ufo (unidentified fried offal), Band-Aid, etc. I'm hooked on this dish, it's faultless.

Wongkys is the Mother of all last resorts in Chinatown, but a half-decent one to boot.

The lunch consisting of a bowl of vinegar swamp, fried noodles and a pot of jasmine tea is quite plainly dirt cheap, don't you think.

Wong Kei
41-43 Wardour Street
London W1D 6PY

My past review at Trusted Places.

Older pics from a
deconstructed Wongkys takeaway-


Hollow Legs said...

Wong Kei's is the place I go to quite consistently for roasted meats on rice and ngau lam ho fun (feed brisket noodles). They're a great budget option.

bellaphon said...

I keep forgetting about the brisket, thanks for the reminder.

Food.By Mark. said...

The "Assorted Meat Crispy Noodles" consisted of much of the same for lunch today. The noodles weren't as crispy as they could be but still a solid dish. Wonton soup had something like 8 or 9 wontons. Such great value.

£4.20 for the Noodles and £3.40 for the Wonton Soup. Next time I'm only ordering one dish.

bellaphon said...

Mark- more like unbelievable value!