Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tasty Eating House - 480 Anzac Parade, Kingsford

My husband and I decided to head to Wang Wang Shanghai Silver Star for some much craved for dumplings and cheap tasty Chinese, but it was closed!  So we walked around up Anzac Parade and most of the little restaurants looked too busy but then we stumbled upon Tasty Eating House.  It looked relatively new and there were some tables still available despite being a busy Sunday night. 
It was definitely a good looking menu with traditional dishes not seen very often.  This is what we ate:
Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup - this was a pretty big bowl for only $4.50!  It was a good consistency but the longer you leave it the wateriness starts to prevail.  I didn't want to fill up on soup before our other dishes came! 7.5/10
Hot and Sour Soup - I love this soup but whoa! This was very, very peppery! It was hot in that sense not chilli hot if you know what I mean. It was yummy but not sour enough. This soup really gets the taste buds jumping! Slightly better than what Wang Wang Shanghai Silver Star serves up.   Again this is only $4.50. 7.5/10
Double Cooked Pork Belly Slices with Chilli, $13.80 - Mmmm this was so good!  The pork sprinkled with chilli flakes was sliced really thin with a lot of fat, as you can see.  All coated in soy sauce and the hot chilli flavour.  If 10 was the hottest, this only is 6.  If you don't like fat then don't get this dish.  The string beans were a good addition to the fattiness.  9/10!
Assorted Mushrooms with Bok Choy.  The sauce wasn't too thick and seasoning perfect.  I love enoki mushrooms, but shitakes are definitely my favourite mushroom in Chinese cuisine.  I  can't remember how much this was but it was a huge serving for just the two of us.  But don't worry, we finished all of it! 
Growing up with my mum cooking a few dishes every night and eating them all with plain white rice, one of those dishes she cooked had to be a vegetable dish, or "choy" as we say.  So whenever we go out for Chinese I always have to have a plate of "choy".  I suppose it balances out all the meat or fried dishes we have.  It just makes the Chinese meal complete. 
Definitely another great find in Kingsford with a lot more dishes I have to go back and try. Service was great, quick and attentive and best of all the food was very affordable and very tasty, so a name very apt.

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