King’s Palace Restaurant
6140 Quinpool Road
Dinner & drinks for 2: $60
It’s been years since I’ve eaten at King’s Palace. The décor hasn’t changed much in this large restaurant, and it’s still just as welcoming and comfortable as I remember.
The Spring Rolls ($1.70 each) are excellent. The pastry is crisp and not at all greasy, and the vegetables taste fresh.
Its Lemon Chicken ($9.95), made with tender slices of lightly battered chicken, covered in a lemony sauce with strips of onion and carrot on top and served with fresh lemon, is a flavourful hit.
But the Shredded Pork with Szechuan Vegetables ($10.25) is less successful. While it contained large chunks of nicely-cooked green and red peppers, carrots, water chestnuts and broccoli, as well as miniature corn, we couldn’t find any pork.
King’s Shanghai Style Noodles with Beef ($9.95) has strips of vegetables and large chunks of tender beef over thick noodles.
Our server — obviously new to the job, but friendly — warns us that we’ve chosen a hot number, but the warning is not necessary as the one we get is certainly not very spicy.
Although we don’t really feel like royalty eating at King’s Palace, we do leave satisfied. It’s cheap and cheerful dining.
DINE AND WIN
Cocoa Pesto Bistro at the Woodshire Inn in Windsor is
giving away tickets to see Joel Plaskett, Feb. 13. Visit their website
at www.cocoapesto.com, dine at the bistro and fill in a ballot.
DINE AND DANCE
Enjoy pub grub on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Joe Murphy and the Water Street Blues Band at Your Father’s Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd.