The place looked like the typical Chinese resto, the tables and chairs were arranged in a banquet style.
|Inside King Chef|
On the way there, we pretty much had an idea on what to order. One of the first thing that caught my attention was the Drunken Shrimps. The Drunken Shrimps I tasted in Macau still remains to be the most unforgettable. Before ordering it, I asked the server on how process on how they prepare the dish.
The process was similar to Macau's version. They brought out around a quarter kilo of shrimps and placed it in a clay pot. The shrimps were actively scampering around, an indication that it was live and fresh.
|Fresh Live Shrimps|
They brought out bottles of Chinese Wine and pour it on a stainless boat shaped sauce pourer. They ignited the wine and poured it on the clay pot.
The server started to mix everything as the flames engulfs and cooks the shrimps.
|Cooking the Shrimps, Flambe Style|
I was so excited as I was about to take my first bite, I was hoping that the shrimps would taste similar to what I had in Macau. Unfortunately it wasn't, the shrimps weren't cooked long enough, the alcohol taste hasn't totally evaporated, leaving a very strong flavor of it in every bite.Looks promising but a big disappointment.
|Drunken Shrimps - Php400|
The half order of roast duck tasted just ok. The meat was tender but lacked the crisp fatty skin.
|Half Order of Roast Duck - Php950|
Written on the menu, the Crab Rice was supposed to be glutenous. But when the dish came out it wasn't, it was like ordinary fried rice. Achi Les being a fan of glutenous rice was disappointed though I enjoyed picking on the small pieces of crab.
|Crab Rice - Php950|
The French String Beans with Ground Pork tasted good. The string beans still had a nice crunch into it and the ratio between the vegetable and meat was just right.
|French String Beans with Ground Pork - Php380|
The Superior Seafood Hotpot looked pretty good but it was under seasoned. I liked how the seafood and vegetables were cooked properly, the whole thing was just so bland.
|Superior Seafood Hotpot - Php400|
The Salt and Pepper Frog Legs would have been nice, the meat was so tender, there was a lot of garlic and chilies that topped the fried frog legs. Problem is, it left an aftertaste of rancid oil.
|Salt and Pepper Frog Legs - Php330|
I thoroughly enjoyed lunch but it wasn't because of the food, it was because of the great company. Thanks Achi Les for lunch! I'm pretty sure we'll find a better place to dine next time.
Address: 989 Banawe St., Quezon City
Tel No.: 410 4919
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