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Yong Jing’s Kitchen Enlightened, Kingsford

I was catching up with my parents for lunch and suggested we go to Kingsford, as it would be easier to park than Chinatown. I wasn’t going to suggest Indonesian food, Mum’s a great cook and every time I take her to one of the restaurants on Anzac Parade she would complain. Lesson learnt, and never again.

So, I suggested Chinese food, and thought of Yong Jing’s Kitchen, which was recommended by one of her friends. It can be found on the busy strip of Anzac Parade, near all the Indonesian eateries. The restaurant was busy when we rocked up just a little past midday.

The menu was vast, lots of variety, they also had daily specials – $10.90 for a variety of dishes which was served with rice. Mum and I couldn’t go past this deal and picked two from the menu.

I am a true sucker for sweet and sour pork, I seem to order it every time I see it on the menu. Unfortunately, the sweet and sour pork here was a little disappointing. It looked good but it was a little soggy and the pork was a little hard. They don’t make sweet and sour pork like they do in Hong Kong – that’s for sure.


We also got a serve of mixed vegetable with bean curd in hot pot. The vegetables were incredibly salty, but the bean curd itself was surprisingly good.


Dad loves congee, chicken congee to be exact. I had secretly hoped he wanted the pork and thousand year old egg, but alas no. It was indeed a generous serving, unfortunately we didn’t finish it. It wasn’t too watery or salty and had generous amount of chicken pieces.


We did take away some fried rice, and it was indeed a fantastic! It had that lovely wok aroma which I loved and a lovely spice to give it that extra kick. I think the fried rice was probably the highlight!

I did notice a few people order laksa or noodles, seems like it was the most popular thing to order.

Service was friendly, and food came relatively quickly. I do like the name of though – Yong Jing’s Kitchen Enlightened. However, not sure if I was ‘enlightened’.

GA’s ratings: 6 / 10

Yong Jing’s Kitchen Enlightened

430 Anzac Parade

Kingsford 2032

Ph: +61 2 9697 0011

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  1. May 1, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I really enjoy your blog, and read every entry. I don’t comment on each one, your output is too prodigious.

    Quick question. There’s an urban myth that sweet and sour pork is an Australian Chinese restaurant invention. What’s your view?

    • May 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Hey bladdamasta :) thanks for your kind word!
      you know, i always thought that sweet and sour pork was an Australian Chinese restaurant invention, but when i went to HK it was on their menu and they do it well!! really well – puts the restaurant in Australia in shame to be honest!

  2. May 1, 2012 at 6:16 am

    The food in yong jing is normally pretty good overall compared to the other chinese places in kingsford. I think you happened to order the crap ones :P

    • May 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

      think you are probably right! i really should stop ordering sweet and sour pork at restaurants! hahaha the other dishes that others ordered looked good!

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