Sherman's Food Adventures: Wing Kee

Wing Kee

As of late, Gordo and I have been frequenting some of the same places over and over again for late night eats after Thursday night hockey in Richmond.  Great for consistency, but horrible for blogging.  I don't know about you, I am just not that enthused about talking about the same restaurant multiple times in a month.  Hence, I did a bit of research and found out that Wing Kee is open until 3:00am.  Fantastic.  That was our eating adventure for the night...  er..  I mean morning.  Don't I have to work the next day???  Yah, but food takes precedence.

Arriving faster than seniors for an early bird special, the Sweet & Sour Pork ($4.95) was at our table less than 3 minutes after we ordered it.  Of course the pork was refried, but then again, it was not bad.  Each large piece was still moist inside while crunchy on the outside.  The sauce was a good balance between being sweet and sour.  The Honey Garlic Spareribs ($5.95) followed up shortly after.  They were equally crisp on the outside and probably too crisp on the inside as the meat was quite dry.  Furthermore, we found there was far too much sauce which was really sweet, yet with a nice garlic hit too.

We weren't that thrilled with the Wonton Noodles ($5.50)as the broth was quite cloudy and weak.  It could've been partially attributed to the overcooked "eggy" noodles which were texturally deficient.  The wontons were mostly pork, yet did the job with a slight bounce texture.  They were in need of more seasoning though.  I got an order of the Preserved Duck Egg and Salted Pork Congee ($5.25) as well.  It was not exactly what I was expecting as the pork looked like it had been through a food processor.  It wasn't exactly ground nor was it chopped.  It was mildly flavourful while exhibiting various bits of bone and cartilage.  The egg was diced up far too small to make any impact.  As for the congee itself, it was slightly thick but got watery as we ate it.  It was seasoned properly though.

Gordo was really insisting on more carbs, so he ordered 2 noodles including the Stir-Fried Yee Mein ($9.50).  It was watery and soggy which made it not enjoyable to eat.  I think they put far too much bean sprouts in it.  Interestingly, the flavours were okay though including a good hint of spiciness.  Lastly, we had the Soy-Fried Noodles ($7.50, forgot to take a picture aiya!) which were nicely done.  Plenty of wok heat and not overly greasy, the noodles had a nice chewy texture.  Flavourwise, it was just enough.  From our sample of food, we surmised that the da lang items as well as the wok-fried items were better than the traditional wonton noodles and congee.  But not much to complain about when a restaurant is open until 3am...

The Good:
- Inexpensive
- Open until 3:00am
- Sparse but relatively friendly service

The Bad:
- Stick with the wok-fried items, other stuff, not so good
- Sparse service

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