Mr Kong – review
We had planned for many culinary experiences, see London calling, but the best laid plans…
Our first meal in London and I had been looking forward to eating here after reading all the positive reviews on Yelp. Unfortunately, the food was ok but nothing to rave about.
I ordered half a Peking duck but got the crispy aromatic duck instead. As I’d never had crispy duck before, it wasn’t a problem. After trying this dish, I’ll stick to Peking duck in the future. There was nothing aromatic about the duck and it was in fact, a bit bland. Also, deep-frying the duck skin rendered it into duck rind and it wasn’t my thing as it was a double dose of fattiness.
Hubby had wanted to order the stir fry squid with vegetables but was advised to try the salt and spicy squid instead. It was ok but the lack of vegetables made it tiring to eat after a while.
Another thing was that there were no condiments on the table. Hubby had to ask for the chili sauce and the soy sauce.
Although the food was ok, the service was lacking. We had to wait a while to get the waitress’ attention and the miss on the duck when we were the only people in the restaurant, enough said.
The ambiance was non-existent as there were only 2 other couples there and it felt more like a funeral than a restaurant.
The toilet was clean for an Asian joint!
Unfortunately, after the meal, we were still hungry which was a very bad sign! Our 4 days of eating in London and this was the worse meal we had in comparison. Although the food wasn’t bad, what we ate the remainder of our stay was infinitely better, such as: Sông Quê, Anchor and Hope, Andy Bates’ stall at Whitecross Market, Borough Market, Kam Tong.
Mr Kong, 21 Lisle St., London UK (metro: Leicester Square)