Sunday, January 11, 2015

Koon Bo / 冠寶美食之家

January 11, 2015

Honey garlic pork chop w deep fried tofu - 2+

J's comment > very tender and large pieces of pork chop, generous amt of honey but not too sweet; Koon Bo has the deep frying skill hands and feet down as well: bird's nest (made of wonton wrappers) was very crisp despite the pork chop on top; tofu had an excellent crisp shell too but the actual tofu was sadly dry :(

Peking Duck: Skin wrap - 2

J's comment > not bad; decent duck skin, crisp and flavorful, but as is sadly usually the case, some pieces had lots of duck fat whilst others didn't; either way, not much meat under the skin (I prefer more meat w my duck skin); wrapper unfortunately a bit chewy and completely detracted from the duck skin

Braised fish in hot pot - 2

J's comment > not bad; very tender fish, cooked perfectly; decent portion provided; truly good but flavors nothing I haven't tried before; (sorry, not sure what kind of fish this was as A. did the ordering in a flurry of chinese; A.? If you can advise please?)

Peking Duck: Skin wrap - 2

J's comment > not bad; in many peking duck restos, I always wonder where the meat goes if the skins provided are practically meatless; thankfully, at Koon Bo, the duck meat showed up in this dish, very generous amts of meat indeed, but flavors nothing unusual; crisps were a bit soggy too, which is surprising considering how well Koon Bo mastered the pork chop dish above

Stir fried fish - 2

J's comment > not bad; fish slightly overdone but flavors decent

Winter melon seafood soup - 2

J's comment > not bad; soup was good w generous amt of seafood at the bottom, but I thought flavor of soup could be even stronger; FYI, this needs to be pre-ordered; soup can serve about 10 bowls, actual melon can serve about 20 bowls - I would know, I did the scooping. :D Heeehee... if done 'right' you can get some 'winter melon gelato'. :D

House Special Shredded Chicken - 2

J's comment > apparently one of Koon Bo's signature dishes; not sure if I got lucky or what, but I swore my portion (randomly picked from the platter) was a bit 'detergent-y'; anyways, other than that, generous amts of jellyfish and crisps but would have liked a touch more chicken which was quite tender

Stir fried beef - 2

J's comment > nothing notable about this dish; beef slightly chewy; way too much onions to beef

Sago pudding w taro & lotus seed paste - 2

J's comment > not bad; very good flavors, slightly coconuty too in addition to the two advertised flavors, but topping gummy: it should be crisp and flaky like a pineapple bun

Complimentary peanut sweet soup - 2

J's comment > a refreshing different take on the avg red bean soup that other chinese restos offer; not too sweet but peanut flavor not too strong either


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Extra Comment
Shout-out to A. for organizing! Thanks ma chérie! :D

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