Ming Kee Kitchen
I think this is one of the few remaining Chinese restaurants that I can order delivery in the area. For whatever reason, I spent a lot of time deciding what I wanted to order and decided to order Pineapple Fried Rice, Meat and Seafood Hotpot, Sweet and Sour pork. Because they offer free crispy wings with a minimum purchase (not advertised on Just-Eat but it is on their website), I added a vegetable spring roll, bbq pork spring roll, and green onion pancake to make the minimum purchase. I noted in the comments section in the order for the wings.
The deliveryman was really nice and very proactive. Before we exchanged our first sentence, he apologized saying that he didn’t think my comments written on just-eat for the order was read. No eggs (allergy) and complimentary crispy wings as noted on their website. I hate when this happens because the comments are also printed on the receipt they bring to your door, which means they didn’t even look at it until it was too late. The delivery was also on time, approximately 45 minutes after placing my order. It took another 45 minutes for the replacement rice and the order of crispy wings to arrive at my door. I still tasted the other dishes while waiting but I am dissatisfied that the other two dishes wound up cold/warm by the time I got all of my ordered dishes.
I didn’t take pictures of the appetizers but they were okay. I enjoyed the spring rolls because they were packed and large, although a little oily. I would not order the pork version because it’s not BBQ pork version because I am pretty sure it was just normal pork and there was so little that it tasted exactly the same as the vegetable version. The green onion pancake was a bit doughy for my liking.
The sweet and sour pork was okay. I don’t like their batter because it was not crisp but quite soggy. However, their sweet and sour sauce was very standard and typical: not too sweet and not too sour. Because of the batter fail, I would not order this again.
Next up was the hot pot. Surprisingly, this was actually pretty good. You could taste the oyster sauce but it wasn’t overwhelming the individual ingredients in the dish. The vegetables weren’t overcooked, yay! My only criticism is their flavourless bbq pork.
The rice was surprisingly good although it doesn’t look special. You could taste the wok hei flavor. I particularly chose pineapple fried rice because it is refreshing and goes well with fried foods somehow. I would have liked my rice cooked darker and the grains separated. However, for $7.00, I would order this again.
Okay.. the crispy wing… just say no. Maybe I was fortunate that it was in garlic and honey sauce since their website didn’t specify if it was plain or with sauce since they have three crispy wing appetizers, two with sauces. In my just-eat order, I asked for honey an garlic since I wasn’t too sure and if it showed up at my door plain, then I would be okay with that as well. These were gross. Drenched in sauce and the batter was completely mush. You can clearly see the texture in my photograph.
Would I order again, yes. Maybe nothing battered because it’s clearly not their specialty. If you order on Mondays or Tuesdays they also have a promotion.. much better than claiming their free order of crispy wings. I would also order through their website since I do not want to have to wait for an incorrect order.