|Wong Kei restaurant in Chinatown, London|
As swiftly as we are directed to our table, which some time is shared with some unsuspecting guests already at the table, wham, bang, down comes in our face the ever-prevalent Chinese tea pot and cups. Shoop shoop, each was given the daunting menu, also in our face, and off the waiter goes without leaving an extra welcome greetings.
He will come back in a minute and asks if we are ready. No? Off he goes again, leaving us gasping for our first query about the menu. After the order is made, nonchalantly, the food arrives. Another wamp, bang, and off the waiter goes.
We are always amused by the way the waiters handle their customers here. It is bizarre, but very funny. They all wear black, T-shirt and black trousers. Wong Kei is printed boldly at the back, as if this logo weighs them down as long as they (all of them Oriental) continue to seek their "fortune" in a foreign country.
So, if you are looking for good service, you are in the wrong restaurant. Well, one thing for sure, they don't expect a tip either.
|Check out their variety, an expansive menu indeed.|
Most of the time, when I am in London, I will make an attempt to drop in to this Chinese restaurant that serves no 'nonsense', but will just feed you as what a Chinese auntie or granny will.
|Most of the dining hours, the restaurant is busy.|
"Eat this! Good for you!"
|No 'nonsense' dining, they don't even want your plastics.|
"Drink your tea, wash away the fat."
If you come to Wong Kei expecting all the following for a good dine out in London, you will leave disgruntled:
Good service -leave this out!
Good ambiance - don't expect any!
Good table setting - not a bit!
Good manners - I think they tried!
For all the unexpected, expect these:
Good portion of food - fill you up so much you can skip two meals.
Good reasonable price - satisfy your pocket, two person for under £9 (tea no-charge)
Good taste - some dishes have good wok-scent, 'wok hei'
|豉椒牛河Black bean fried kueh teow £4.40|
|牛腩河 Beef Brisket kueh teow soup £3.90|
|So satisfied, we finished everything.|
But what the heck, wham, bang your way to Wong Kei.