|Jai (Gluten) Combination|
|Baked Vegetables in Portugese Sauce|
As a Chinese restaurant, you get your choice of tea as you sit down and we ended up ordering perhaps a little too much.
Jai (gluten) combination. A combination of different kinds of marinated wheat gluten. Spongy in texture and easy to chew, Bo Kong's wheat gluten is a great appetizer and goes well in the main dishes as well.
|Enoki Mushrooms on Fried Tofu and Broccoli|
|Sizzling Steak with Black Pepper Sauce|
Enoki mushrooms on fried tofu and broccoli. The overall taste of this dish is similar to the house special chow mein, except it is a little more subtle. The enoki mushrooms are mixed with carrots and poured over a stack of fried tofu on a bed of broccoli. The tofu and broccoli aren't completely dry, but there wasn't quite enough sauce to spread around the whole dish. This dish was pretty average overall.
|Plain Rice Roll|
Sizzling steak with black pepper sauce and broccoli and cauliflower. The steak is imitation meat or sausage (really made of tofu or other bean ingredients) and sliced up and pan fried on the sizzling plate. The black pepper sauce very good and adds a bit of kick to the 'meat' and the vegetables. It might be better with corn or cabbage to soak up the sauce, but it's a good pick regardless.
Plain rice roll with sesames. The rice rolls are pretty standard. The dipping sauce is pretty good with a peanut taste to it which goes well with the sesame seeds.
Sesame sticky rice balls with lotus paste. J had a craving for these so we ordered a small plate of them. The balls were served piping hot and we had to wait a few minutes for them to cool down. The sticky rice balls were thin, soft and not too sticky. My only criticism was that the amount of lotus paste inside was little more than the size of my pinky fingertip.
Service at Po Kong was pretty standard for a Chinese restaurant. The owner/manager (I think) was very active in playing the part of host for new guests and departing customers.
After this good experience, we will definitely be back.
Food: Very good. The food is made well with quality ingredients and not as greasy as average Chinese restaurants that serve meat.
Setting: Good. The interior is brightly lit and spacious.
Value: Good. The prices are similar to meat-serving restaurants, but the food quality is on par, if not better, than many.