It doesn't happen often, but it did this time - a restaurant had changed hands before my blog post could go up. Oh well, the food was pretty "meh" anyways, so I wasn't surprised at the changeover. What about the post in the queue??? There was only one thing I could do... Go back and try the food again! Yes, I know this is serious dedication, yet did you expect any less??? Formerly Kei's Chili Kitchen, Main Choice does not look any different from the inside and in fact, the menu still has some of Kei's "specialties". Maybe they just changed the name? Whatever, I needed food anyways.
With any of their lunch specials, Wonton Soup is included. For a complimentary soup, it was okay. The wontons were of the all pork variety where the meat was soft in texture and mildly seasoned. Of course the soup base was not exactly classic wonton soup, but at the very least, it was not something gross. The first of my 2 mains (yes, I really did get 2 lunches) was the Spicy Ginger Beef ($6.75). It wasn't really all that spicy. There was some elements of spice, but in the end, it was really just ginger beef with some peppers. The beef itself was easy enough to eat being properly tenderized. There was a good ginger hit, but the accompanying fried rice was somewhat dry.
I also got one of their lunch combos which included Chicken Chow Mein, Sweet & Sour Pork and Almond Chicken ($8.75). Yes, this is as far away from real Chinese food one could get, but I wanted to see how it was regardless. The chow mein was okay being slightly dry but not greasy. The sweet & sour pork was not all that crispy, yet the meat itself was moist. It was mostly sweet with only a hint of sour. As for the almond chicken, it was greasy as expected. To be honest, I can never understand the popularity of this dish as the chicken itself doesn't really have that much flavour. A dusting of slivered almonds doesn't do much. In the end, the food was okay and considering the low prices, is a lunch option for people in the area.
- Good Portions
- Okay for a quick meal, but nothing amazing either