BBQ King, Chinatown
I’ve had many meals at BBQ King, mainly at some godly hour after a night of drinking and dancing. Mind you, this was in my younger days, as I no longer dance or drink the night away – it is a sign of OLD age! I have many fond memories of this place, at uni for a quick lunch, or for a midnight snack. I seemed to have enjoyed the midnight snacks more, being drunk, everything just taste so much better!
‘The Mother’ and I weren’t drunk when we went, it has been a VERY long time since my last visit to BBQ King, four years maybe? The last time I was here, was probably after drinks with the boys and MG, one of our friends who love Chinese food suggested we get peking duck at BBQ King.
The place hasn’t changed really, the 1980s decor, the tanks of fresh seafood (not that I have seen anyone take a fish out of there!), the tables and chairs – it’s all pretty much the same!
We started with the complimentary pork soup. It lacked flavour, but then again, I wasn’t expecting much.
‘The Mother’ couldn’t go past the soy chicken – one of his favourite dishes and I have to say, it was pretty darn good. Tender succulent chicken with the right amount of sweetness to it. I have to admit, it wasn’t as good as the one in Hong Kong, but it did hit the spot! We both pretty much demolished this.
The fried whiting wasn’t too bad either, crispy, and not oily. Generous serving as we definitely couldn’t finish it.
We really wanted the snow peas but ran out, so opt for the spinach, it was good but nothing special and from memory expensive for what it is!
Overall, it wasn’t too bad, but on the pricier side! From memory, the whole meal costs $70+!! Service very minimal, staff needs to ‘smile’ more but food did come out quite quickly. Not a place I would go every day, I think there are better Chinese restaurants around, but I have to say, I’ve had some pretty awesome drunken meals here!
GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10
18 Goulburn St
Ph: +61 2 9267 2586