Every now and then we’ll head out for something cheap, dirty and nasty – as in food I mean.
Chinese food often falls under that category so I let the stranger take charge as I don’t dine out for Chinese food all that often, aside from dumplings and yum cha that is. Ky Chow was the pick for that evening so I also let him take charge of the ordering since he was the one that was craving for a few of their dishes.
Garlic and butter sauce with baked prawn; $14.90
Not the most presentable dish, this was a plate of gloopy gloppy mess. So much butter sauce that the prawns were drowning in them. Each prawn that I reluctantly picked out from the pool of artery clogging thick sauce was vigorously shaken to remove the excess so I could enjoy the prawn itself. They were plump and juicy but the sauce was overbearingly rich and buttery – let’s just say, I wasn’t a fan.
Shanghai’s special spare ribs; $13.90
These ribs were an improvement from the prawns; sticky caramelised marinated sauce coated each rib well and the meat was chewy and tasty albeit a bit on the dry side. They do require you to get your fingers a bit dirty.
Chinese leaf broccoli, watercress with garlic; $9.90
Some necessary greens to balance out our diet. Too bad the sauce was so salty that it overpowered the entire dish and made most of it inedible. I spent most of my time picking out the non sauced greens to have.
Let’s say that I won’t be coming back here anytime soon! The food was mediocre at best and the service was average. I’m not a huge fan of Chinese cuisine but if you’ve got a suggestion then throw them my way. I’m always up for a cheap and tasty meal.
27 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8221 5411