Imperial China on the outskirts of the Gong, King’s Chinese Restaurant is ready for royalty. The room filled with white and red cloth layered tables, the door framed by bling golden painted dragons, mini chandeliers hover from the equally shiny oriental royal stamped ceiling tiles. But that’s where the signs of authenticity ends in this fair dinkum Aussie regional centre.
Spring rolls for entrée fine, heavy on the batter however, deep fried, well drained and with sweet and sour sauce. Salt and pepper squid lightly battered, crisp and slightly spicy with a nice fried garlic, chilli and spring onion mix. San Dong Chicken ok, the skin could have been crispier, the marinade could have used more soy saltiness, sizzling beef hot plate good, the Peking pork ribs as good as you’ll get from big smokey Sydney town. If the Asian flavours are too much, there’s always hog dogs and spaghetti from the kids menu to nibble on.
Alright, maybe King’s isn’t really fit for a queen, the place might seem a little tacky but you’ll be royally fed.
2.5 / 5 yums!
Where? 26 Flinders Street Wollongong, NSW