2 posts tagged Chinese food
Ok, so I have been going to this restaurant since I was a little one. I am visiting Toronto for the weekend, so whenever I am home I always try to get this spot in.
King’s Noodle Restaurant is a Cantonese restaurant. It is always packed! Food moving and grooving all around you…wontons being boiled, rice noodles being steamed and rolled, Chinese donuts being fried, bbq whole pigs and ducks making their way through the dining room to the front window where they are beautifully displayed and carved to order;)
I love this place! I love the smells, the colors the energy and most importantly…the food.
I ordered up some the classics…wonton noodle soup with egg noodles, Chinese donuts, broccoli with oyster sauce, and some bbq duck over some steamed white rice. Just as a side note…the congee looked great and was another popular dish being served at this restaurant (p.s. the chinese donuts are meant to be dipped into the congee..cool!)
Wonton noodle soup
Chinese donuts cut up and ready to eat.
BBQ duck over steamed white rice
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce
After stuffing face we took a stroll through Chinatown and then to Kensington, probably one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Saw some incredible Vietnamese Banh-mi shops right beside the restaurant…I need to head back soon…very soon!
I woke up this morning on a mission: must eat noodle soup (this rainy weather is getting me in the mood;). Lam Zhou Handmade noodle is what I found. It had everything I was looking for and more.
I ordered the first thing on the menu, beef noodle soup. The beef broth was rich and the noodles were bouncy and fresh. Watching the gentleman in the front pull and form the tender noodle strands made for an incredibly special experience. The slapping of the noodle on the marble counter added the perfect sound effect and for a moment there I really felt like I was backpacking in China. I am such a nerd!
The man at the next table took a liking to me and kept handing over all the different accompaniments he recommended I add to the soup. He was so sweet. After watching him put a couple tablespoons of chili oil into his soup while sweating profusely and spitting out bones all over the counter, I took his lead. I love this kind of stuff! I added in some chili oil and started spitting my bones everywhere. I got a big smile for that one. ;)
It is so entertaining sharing food experiences with the people around you. Please find a place close to you that hand pulls noodles. You will love it - oh, and please let me know when you do. I’ll add it to my list ;) x