Sunday, May 3, 2009

King Dong

Haha. I just said dong. That got your attention didn’t it?. What a terrible name for a restaurant, King Dong (hee hee). And yet this is the place where I ordered my Chinese take-out Friday night. Amazingly enough, this is the first time I’ve eaten Chinese food, authentic or otherwise, since moving to California. So that meant I had some research to do before making my pick, and I had only three simple requirements: delivery, chicken wings, and three or more stars on Yelp. It was King Dong restaurant in Berkeley that fit the bill.

We ordered a feast of chicken wings, BBQ pork buns, hot and sour soup, Mongolian beef, spicy eggplant, and brown rice. I was not unhappy about any of it. The chicken wings arrived covered in garlic and thinly sliced jalapenos, and while they aren't the best I’ve ever eaten, they certainly satisfied my craving. The pork buns were moist and tasty, and the beef and eggplant were pleasantly spicy. It was also nice to have brown rice as an option.

I particularly enjoyed the complimentary spring rolls that came with our meal. Free food tastes soooo delicious. But maybe the best part of the meal was the fact that afterward, I didn’t feel terrible. There was no greasy, Chinese take-out regret. This is my new Friday night favorite. King Dong. (*snicker*)

2429 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA

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